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Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn: A relationship
caught on film

Anton Corbijn and Tom Waits release photography book documenting their 35 year relationship

The timeless coffee table book is about to welcome a new member to its family with a book documenting the relationship between musician Tom Waits and film director/photographer Anton Corbijn.

 

Waits/Corbijn ’77-11’ comprises of 226 images taken over their 34 years of working together, also featuring over 50 photographs that Waits has taken himself of musings and different subjects. Corbijn has had his photography and film displayed throughout the last few decades but it is his work with American singer-songwriter Tom Waites that you sense the spirit and joy of what he is doing. They started to collaborate back in 1977 and, since then, have had a tight relationship that has brought to this point.

Anton Corbijn and Tom Waits release photography book documenting their 35 year relationship 

Anton Corbijn and Tom Waits release photography book documenting their 35 year relationship 

The book is set to be a collectors piece with only 6,600 copies being published, coming in a linen slipcase. Tom Waits commented on their early work, saying, ‘Anton picks up a small black box, points it at you and all the leaves fall from the trees. The shadows now are long and scary, the house looks completely abandoned and I look like a handsome… undertaker. I love working with Anton, he’s someone with a real point of view. Believe me, I won’t go jumping off rocks wearing only a Dracula cape for just anyone’.

Anton Corbijn and Tom Waits release photography book documenting their 35 year relationship

Anton Corbijn and Tom Waits release photography book documenting their 35 year relationship 

Corbijn added, ’It’s rare to take photographs of someone over a 30+ year period. Our work together developed totally organically and that’s a beauty in itself. We are very serious about our work but when it comes to working together, we’re like children resisting maturity. It’s liberating and a much needed legal drug’.

Sounds like your kind of thing? You can pre-order the book here

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