Terry O’Neill CBE was 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 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 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, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.
Terry O'Neill passed away in November 2019.
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Available exclusively at the Iconic Images Store, an original vintage print from the Terry O’Neill archive.Read the full article
Its an honour that The Royal Family chose this celebrated portrait of Prince Philip taken by the late great Terry O’Neill.Read the full article
“I wasn’t nervous taking Parkinson’s portrait because, even though we were both photographers, he was the master and I still just felt like some kid running around with a camera. I never thought I was in the same league as him. Looking at his photos today—they are extraordinary. It just doesn’t feel like we were in the same profession. He was miles above me. Above anyone else.”Read the full article
To celebrate Terry O’Neill reaching 50,000 followers on Instagram, Iconic Images presents “The Best of Terry O’Neill”, a new FREE digital exhibition showcasing the work of one of Britain’s most legendary photographers.Read the full article