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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For more than fifty-five years on the big screen, Ian Fleming’s James Bond has enthralled, amused, excited and entertained like no other screen icon. Famed photographer Terry O’Neill has been capturing our hero, villains and beauties on-and-off the set since the beginning.Read the full article
This week Iconic Images speak with Terry O’Neill about his time photographing Clint Eastwood on set.Read the full article
The exhibition “The Beatles Vs. The Rolling Stones, “curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, curated by Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz. Both British photographers are considered to be great contemporary photographers whose success was forged in the 60s in London, witnessing how this city became the world capital of culture and youth fashion. The exhibition gathers mainly images of the beginnings of the two mythical groups, although it also gathers some snapshots of the later works of O’Neill and Mankowitz.Read the full article
“My career, in many ways, started with The Beatles. They were young, I was young, and the world was young. You have to remember that back in the early 1960s, we didn’t have to automatically enlist in the National Service. So a whole new generation of kids suddenly had their worlds open up for them. And in London, the town was filled with musicians, artists, models, filmmakers, writers—you name it. I was lucky to be there.Read the full article