photographer anton corbijn launches new photobook in paris

Meet the man as he signs his music anthology book 1-2-3-4 at Colette this Wednesday afternoon.

19 May 2015, 11:15am

Dutch photographer and director Anton Corbijn has been following rock idols since the 1970s. His privileged relationships with Depeche Mode, R.E.M. and U2 gave the most iconic pictures of these groups. When Fotomuseum in Den Haag (Netherlands) contacted him for an exhibition, he selected 350 photographs from his numerous archives. You won't be surprised to discover Nirvana, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire and more are featured in the exhibition as well as in the 1-2-3-4 book. 

There are also portraits of Joe Cocker, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Courtney Love and Morrissey, which have never been shown before. Michael Stipe, Bono and Dave Gahan have also written revealing stories about their times on set with the photographer.

Anton Corbijn will sign his book at Colette at 5pm on Wednesday 20th May 20th.

1-2-3-4 is published by Editions Xavier Barral. Exhibition runs until June 21st at Gemeente Museum in Den Haag.


Text Oscar Heliani