Anton Corbijn is one of the most versatile and authoritative visual artists in popular culture of the past thirty years. He has had a vast influence on what defines fame and artistry in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Initially as a photographer, he played a large role in building the image of artists such as Joy Division, U2 and Depeche Mode. He also contributed to the redefinition of the iconography of artists like The Rolling Stones and Metallica for a new generation.
Inside Out examines Anton's youth and current life and, in doing so, searches for the source and meaning of the themes in his life and work: sacrifice, fame, religion and death. This documentary shows what drives him and what his ideas are on the modern icons that he has created. For the first time Corbijn has granted full access to his life and reveals how he sees himself. He exposes his character and work method through critical and comprehensible interviews with, among others, Bono, Herbert Grönemeyer, Lou Reed and Metallica. The result is an intimate and revealing portrait of a quintessential artist of postmodern pop culture.