Farewell to photographer Brian Griffin, collaborator of Depeche Mode

Farewell to photographer Brian Griffin, collaborator of Depeche Mode

Brian Griffin, the famous British photographer best known for his collaborations with Depeche Mode, has passed away at the age of 75. As reported by the NME, the news of his passing, initially released yesterday – January 29, was subsequently confirmed by several media outlets, who confirmed that the artist is “died peacefully in his sleep.”

Born in Birmingham on 13 April 1948, Griffin grew up in the Black Country and decided to dedicate himself to photography, first as a hobby and later as a profession, dfter joining a local photography club. Brian Griffin he then graduated from the School Of Art in Manchester in 1972. He later moved to London and helped capture the British pop scene of the 1980s.

Throughout his career, Brian Griffin has worked with the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, Ultravox, REM, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, Queen and Peter Gabriel. Despite the many collaborations, Griffin is above all known for his work with Dave Gahan and associates, for which he created the photographs of their first five studio albums and the image used for “A broken frame” (chosen as the main image of the article) was later named “Photograph Of The Decade” by Time magazine in 1990.

Furthermore, in 1989, the British “Guardian” named him “photographer of the decade”, and in the same year he abandoned photography to concentrate on television commercials, music videos and films. Furthermore, throughout his career he has directed a documentary for Paul McCartney in 2004.

Following the news of his death, various artists and well-known names in the music industry remembered Griffin with a message on social media.