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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“The shot just worked and I think this image of this great-looking young man, driving around in this great looking car, well, epitomised what people associate with the ‘Swinging Sixties’.”Read the full article
Pete and Dud were one of the greatest comedy duos in Britain in the 1960s. Television sketches along with a string of films made both of these gifted comedians household names. I knew both of them really well and we always had a good laugh.Read the full article
Little did O’Neill know, that this group would go on to pioneer and shape the world of Rock’n’Roll and his photograph would be one of the most iconic of the group in their early years.Read the full article