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MERMAN SNAP UP ANTON CORBIJN.
28 June 2019

Anton Corbijn says he is "extremely positive and excited" after sealing a move to Merman.

The man behind some of music's most influential photographs describes his new home as a "foward-thinking, multi-faceted production company", and the ideal place to continue his moving image work.

It's little surprise that Corbijn's knack for elegant compositions has translated so well to the screen, both big and small. His most recent ad for Standard Chartered, for instance, demonstrates his ability to craft a vivid, compassionate portrait of his subjects.


There is also a seductive side to Corbijn's reel, with brands such as Dior and Agent Provocateur benefiting from the Dutchman's tactile approach. This simmering pool game for the latter - starring models Élise Crombez and Magdalena Frackowiak - is both on-brand and skilfully paced as Corbijn lets balls and sparks fly.


Nor is Corbijn afraid to tackle controversial subject matter... such as the 2016 EU referendum. Despite the carnage that followed on June 24th, his collaboration with a foul-mouthed Keira Knightley at least managed to raise a smile before the tears set in.


You can view more of Anton Corbijn's work here. To discuss availability, ring Merman's Siobhan Murphy on 020 7846 0650 or email her through siobhan@hellomerman.com.

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