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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“So when the call came to ask if I wanted to go down to the South of France to work on the new film starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn, well, how do you say no to that?”Read the full article
“I first saw them sitting together from a distance. It was perfect, both having coffee in Styrofoam cups, an eerie and foggy city in the background and two very powerful men sitting in their coats on director’s chairs. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”Read the full article
In 1964 Terry O’Neill photographed Marianne Faithful for the first time at the beginning of a long and illustrious career. “What a remarkable talent, a great beauty. She had that combination that manager only dream of. Andrew Loog Oldham, the brilliant manage behind The Rolling Stones, called me up to talk about this young … Read the full article
Iconic Images are giving away a copy of ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, SIGNED by Terry O’Neill.Read the full article