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 Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric 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’s “David Bowie/The Jumping Dog” photograph is widely recognised as one of the most iconic rock’n’roll images of all time. But this singular image was not planned.Read the full article
Iconic Images speak to Terry O’Neill about captured David Bowie and William Burroughs together.Read the full article
“I was lucky enough to receive the call to come to the Marquee to photograph David Bowie. And I was smart enough to know to say yes. If I had to name the most talented, enigmatic, and audacious star I ever photographed, it would have to be him” – Terry O’NeillRead the full article
Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents from 29 July until 30 September ‘Legends Passed’. The exhibition is a tribute to some of the legends that passed away in 2016 and 2017: Muhammad Ali, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Johan Cruijff, Roger Moore and Prince.Read the full article