Anton Corbijn is a photographer and director from the Netherlands. He is well known for directing music videos, including Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" (1989) and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993), as well as directing the Ian Curtis biopic Control.He is widely acknowledged by the music industry, mainly for being the creative director of the visual output of prominent bands like Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both for more than a decade.
Anton Corbijn started his career as a photographer in the 70's with portraits of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Peter Gabriel and Joy Division and the more recently The Killers , Green Day and many more.
Corbijn creates very unique and slightly rebellious music videos by subverting the typical codes and conventions that are expected by the mainstream. He tells very iconic stories, such as the Atmosphere - Joy Division music video as shown below on the other post.
Anton Corbijn's most significant work is that of U2. He is the one who created thier public image in the 80's and to this day continues to shape it. He has worked with them for many years directing several of thier music videos and even had a book published called U2 & i.
U2 - The joshua tree (1986)
He has also photographed many of thier album covers for the past two decades.
Joy Division would also be considered as very siginificant work of his but he is more widely recognised for working with U2 as he has done for so many years.