Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades.

O’Neill began his career at the birth of the 1960s. While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, O’Neill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music who would go on to define the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.

No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig.

He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David BowieElton JohnThe WhoEric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.

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Terry O’Neill Iconic News

#FineArtFriday – Sean Connery, by Terry O’Neill

When working with an archive as expansive as Terry O’Neill’s, we often find that some negatives and prints were either lost or sold. As luck would have it, Iconic Images recently rediscovered a fantastic photograph of Sean Connery taken on the set of ‘Diamond are Forever’ in 1971.

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The Little Black Gallery, 13a Park Walk, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AJ

1st July - 31st July 2018

Featuring work from Norman Parkinson, Markus Klinko, Steve Parke, Terry O’Neill, Douglas Kirkland and Milton H. Greene. Subjects include Jimi Hendrix, Prince, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Elton John and more.

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Terry O'Neill Press


A 'zonked out' David Bowie, a cranky Frank Sinatra, a tired Faye Dunaway...Terry O'Neill has charmed and photographed them all. What's his secret?

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