Iconic Spotlight : AC/DC, by Terry O’Neill

AC/DC

“When I shoot studio portraits such as these, I’m always thinking of new ways to present the subject or, in this case, a way to capture the band’s unique style. We did take several photos of the band in a more traditional straight-on way. But I admit that I like these better. Looking at them from the bottom up, it almost feels like I was able to capture the band mid-air.”

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Iconic Spotlight : Sarah Vaughan, by Ted Williams

Sarah Vaughan

This photo was taken on Sarah’s first national tour as a single. I was a student at The Institute of Design at the time, and called Sarah directly at her hotel (possible in those days) and received permission to photograph her in her dressing room for the next issue of a non-existent college newspaper.

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Jimi Hendrix, by Terence Donovan

Jimi Hendrix

On the 25th August 1967 Terence Donovan visited Jimi Hendrix in his temporary home at Number 9, 43 Upper Berkeley Street, W1. Donovan was by now firmly established as one of swinging London’s leading young photographers, part of the triumvirate (along with his friends David Bailey and Brian Duffy) christened the ‘Black Trinity’ by their elder peer Norman Parkinson.

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