Stockholm Control

by Vladimir Ljadov

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Somewhere between 2009 – 2010 Anton Corbijn came to Sweden, specifically Östersund, Jämtland to shoot the opening scenes of his second movie “The American”, starring George Clooney. Probably he liked Sweden so much that he agreed to present his latest exhibition “Inwards and Onwards” at the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm.

Photographer Anton Corbijn at Fotografiska in Stockholm.

by Magnus Fröderberg

Maybe the story is different, but one thing is for sure: each and everyone of us can experience Anton Corbijn’s personal photographic touch this spring until 15th of April. The exhibition is dedicated to artists such as Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Richard Prince, Lucian Freud too name a few. This project is also aimed at his love of the musical and creative spirit.

Lucian Freud 2008

By Anton Corbijn

Damien Hirst 2011

by Anton Corbijn

The magic of the pictures is their unique intimacy revealing how well he is acquainted with the subject, form and role. In this series of portraits Corbijn shows an extremely personal vision of the Creative Class that draws viewers into the complexity of the creative process in an unexpected way.

Alexander McQueen 2007

by Anton Corbijn

Corbijn remains faithful to the analogue tradition. He still photographs with black and white film, with little planning and no additional lighting. Shots look spontaneous, hinting back to his 70s-80s works.

The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to his two movies – “Control”, the story of Ian Curtis and his band Joy Division and “The American”, a crime drama adapted from the novel “A Very Private Gentleman” by Martin Booth.


By Anton Corbijn

One remarkable hall is full of screens, showing two slideshows with his “the making of”  pictures. The photos are so nicely narrated that I have experienced all the great moments from the films: Curtis on stage, with his wife, club owner and sound producer, Polish journalist, that house; or: Sweden, Italy, beautiful women, guns, that lake.

Exhibition is curated by Michelle Marie Roy.


in Stockholm


Vladimir Ljadov


Vladimir Ljadov

Vladimir "wovka" Ljadov is an amateur film photographer and occasionally a freelance journalist. Lives in Tallinn, is fascinated by technology and vintage graphic design, spends a lot of time in latest generation social media and does PR for a living. Believes in diversity, discordianism and is against insularity.

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Apr 24 '12 18:51

I have always found work of Anton Corbijn extremely fascinating and inspirational.
I wish I could have visited this exhibition and enjoy the works by this talented photographer/filmmaker myself.
I do envy you Vladimir :)))