Local | Anton Corbijn: The man behind the music

By on August 27, 2016

We proudly present photography from a lost world, where creativity and intuition was God rather than Mammon. An era when the musician and photographer Anton Corbijn, constantly and passionately, took their own and each other’s artistic creativity to new levels.

The exhibition at the Fotografiska 1-2-3-4 is a tribute to Anton Corbijn’s work in the music industry, a journey that started over 40 years ago. It presents a relationship between portrait and music in a passionately creative process that barely exist anymore. With great respect for each other’s artistic expression shaped Anton Corbijn’s photography image of the musicians he worked with, while he himself became world famous for its extraordinary ability to capture their world. Portraying the way Corbijn did is today very unusual. The magazines have gone from asking for pictures with personal expression to wanting the unblemished staged, to play it safe”. And Anton Corbijn’s photography is anything but “safe”: it is the courage and passion of a man who sees photography as his greatest love.

This is a celebration of the world of music and photography, which no longer exists. All presented in a large directory with the same name as the exhibition, 1-2-3-4. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work at my personal very intuitive way where I sometimes had an idea, but more often than not, when I did the job on behalf of the magazine. For me it was not focused on being able to get the image sold on. Today I blame the magazines that orders impersonal and “safe” images of photographers who, because of the huge competition, are obliged to carry out the jobs and take pictures that can be sold worldwide.

The exhibition opens Friday, September 16, we will also have an F Talk during the night with Anton. More information to come.

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