Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn
The official illustrated history of Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn
In 1981, Anton Corbijn first formally photographed DM in London and Basildon, Essex, for an NME cover. In the foreground was Dave, and the rest of the band were behind him, smiling in sharp focus.
According to Anton, the band was - at the time - "too poppy" for his taste.
In 1986, Anton came on board to do the "A Question Of Time" music video. After the music video, he became the band's de facto creative director. Since 1986, Anton has crafted all Depeche Mode photography, most of the videos, album graphics, and set designs.
This Collector's Edition book features over 500 photographs from Anton's extensive archives, some never seen before, including formal and informal portraits from places such as Madrid, Hamburg, the California desert, Prague, and Marrakech. Along with candid shots and live shots from all the tours since 1988, there are sketches and designs for stage sets and album covers, with Anton's handwritten captions throughout the book.
Created with the full collaboration of the band, who also share some insights on working with Corbijn, "Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn" shows how Anton's original and unforgettable visuals helped shape the band's enduring popularity.