Anton Corbijn
[Photographer, b. 1955, Strijen, Netherlands, lives in London.]

 ... yes, I’ve become a little more professional—which I don’t really want to be but I can’t help it at some point. 
 The blurriness and the grain that I use, for me, is close to life. I find things that are very static and very sharp and very well-lit and all that is not how I experience life. 
 I don’t crop my images and I always shoot handheld. By doing that I build in a kind of imperfection and this helps to emphasize reality. 
 I work using the Brian Eno school of thinking: limit your tools, focus on one thing and just make it work… You become very inventive with the restrictions you give yourself. 
 My biggest fear always is that I’ll photograph an idea rather than a person, so I try to be quite sensitive to how people are. 
 I’m a very, very basic photographer. The main strength of my pictures, I guess, is the mood and feel I get out of the people that I meet. But technically I don’t think I’m very advanced. That never interested me. 
 I feel the imperfection is much closer to how life is than perfection. 
 Photography has taken me from isolation.