Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill CBE 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

Elton John

Iconic Spotlight : Elton John, by Terry O’Neill

“There are only a few people I’d call a genius. Frank Sinatra was a genius. Bowie certainly was. And Elton John, in my opinion, will be regarded as one in the same breath as Beethoven. You can’t think of Elton John as just a showman—and he is a showman, an incredible one at that. But as a composer, songwriter, singer and piano player, his music will live on for hundreds of years.”

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Keith Richards

EXHIBITION : Keith, Unfiltered at Morrison Hotel Galleries

Morrison Hotel Gallery : New York, Los Angeles, Maui

24th May - 22nd June 2019

Looking back on the Stones’ legendary 1969 American tour at 50 and all those storied years that have since transpired, this group exhibition presented in conjunction with the Rolling Stones’ ongoing ‘No Filter’ tour offers fans a celebratory glimpse into the many ways that Richards’ time-honored artistry has shaped the uncompromising face of rock culture and vice versa.

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