Terry O’Neill

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 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

Norman Parkinson

Iconic Spotlight : Norman Parkinson, by Terry O’Neill

“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.”

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Eccleston and drivers

Iconic Spotlight : Bernie Ecclestone, by Terry O’Neill

“I know Bernie Ecclestone quite well, he’s always been very kind and generous to me and has allowed me to trail along to a few races. Besides being the Chief Executive of the Formula 1 Group, he is hands-down the most passionate and knowledgeable man on the subject of anything Formula 1 related.”

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Take off for Paris

EXHIBITION : The Art of Travel

The Iconic Images Gallery, 13a Park Walk, Chelsea, London SW10 0AJ

15th April - 10th May 2019

The exhibition also highlights some stunning images of some of our favourite cities to escape to, including New York City, Paris and, of course, London.

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