Anton Corbijn – Famouz
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel, 2005
Hardcover, 200 pages, English/German
New in seal
Anton Corbijn’s “firstborn child” Famouz, launched in 1989, really sparked things off. All of a sudden, the photographer, who had long been a nominee for success behind the scenes of the pop world and record industry, entered the limelight. His portraits of rock and pop idols had a completely different, completely novel slant: they were pensive, melancholic, more personal, galaxies away from the world of showbiz, glamour and image makers. Corbijn is now famous all over the world. His photographs, which led to a new era of music photography, are on display at international exhibitions. With an introduction by Bono and designed by star designer Peter Saville, the book contains photos of Tom Waits, Sinéad O’Connor, Pete Townsend, Joe Cocker, Siouxie Sioux, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Kate Bush, Sting, Leonard Cohen and many more.