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Monday, October 29, 2012

Photographer Profile ~ Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill (born July 30, 1938; London, UK) is a British photographer. He gained notoriety documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O'Neill's photographs display his knack for capturing his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings. His work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary medal 'in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography' in 2011

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 Kate Moss, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan.

 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.

David Bowie (aka Ziggy Stardust) and his dog Max ~ Diamond Dogs Album publicity photograph by Terry O’Neill taken in 1975. This is my all-time favourite image of Bowie!

Brigitte Bardot, Spain ~ 1971

Raquel Welch~ 1970
Bruce Spriongsteen, Sunset Strip, 1975

Roger Daltry
Honor Blackman

 Elton John
 Eric Clapton
Keith Richards
Amy Winehouse, London, 2008

Faye Dunaway ~ 1977
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The Who

David Hemmings (star of Blow-Up)
 Harrison Ford
Monica Vitti
Kate Moss, London, 1993
Laurence Oliver

Rex Harrison
 David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor ~ 1975

Jacqueline Bisset

Paul Newman

Elton John
Mick Jagger gettin' his dew did
Mick Jagger
Raquel Welch
Dustin Hoffman
Richard Burton
Mick Jagger

Sean Connery
Sean Connery photographs Brigitte Bardot
Sean Connery on set of James Bond
Jean Shrimtpon
Michael Caine ~ 1966
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Michael Caine

Paul Newman and Lee Marvin 

Four Kings of horror, London 1982: Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, John Carradine and Peter Cushing
The Police
Dean Martin

 Mick Jagger

 Orson Welles


The Rolling Stones

 Audrey Hepburn
Jacqueline Bisset

Brigitte Bardot

Clint Eastwood
David Niven and Sammy Davis Jr

 Jodie Foster
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Twiggy and Patrick MacNee
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Tom Jones
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Audrey Hepburn
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Frank Sinatra
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Raquel Welch
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Paul Newman
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Michael Caine and Giovanna Ralli

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Jacqueline Bisset

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp
Peter O'Toole
Sharon TateMarried to film director Roman Polanski in 1968, Sharon was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson She was hailed as one of Hollywood's promising newcomers and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Valley of the Dolls (1967). She also appeared regularly in fashion magazines as a model and cover girl.
Frank Sinatra
Winston Churchill leaving hospital, photographed by Terry O’Neill, 21 August 1963.
The Beatles
The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

The Rolling Stones

The Stones

The Stones

Keith Richards making eggs

Mick and the boys
Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Mick Taylor in october 1969, at Stephen Stills' House, Laurel Canyon

Elton John, Dodger Stadium, 1975

Mia Farrow

Photographer Patrick Lichfield & Britt Ekland

Raquel Welch

Frank Sinatra

George Harrison
Frank Sinatra with his body guards, Miami boardwalk~ 1968
Raquel Welch, 1970

Bowie and his dog Max

O'Neill talks about his "Best Shot" click on link below:

Terry O'Neill on having some of his iconic images re-imagined by young contemporary artists.

1 comment:

  1. Espléndidas fotografías de grandes personajes. La de Welch crucificada me ha impactado.