Artist Story Terry O'Neill
Terry O’Neill has photographed musicians, actors, politicians and other notables in portraits, personal and unguarded moments for nearly six decades.
Terry O'Neill was one of the most important photographers who observed the social and cultural changes in Britain in a time of post-war fatigue and with his camera, documented how young people revolutionized fashion, art and music in a decade that later became widely known as “The Swinging ’60s”. He pioneered reportage photography with new bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals, and kept working as new faces emerged on the scene, such as Elton John and David Bowie. He quickly became the photographer chosen by the Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Raquel Welch and Paul Newman.
He is the only photographer who has portrayed nearly every James Bond actor, more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering 150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. ”Terry O´Neill rates highly as one of the best photographers in the world. He captures something special.” Sir Michael Caine. “When it comes to photographic legends there can be few more or revered than Terry O’Neill, the man who shot the greats” Vogue.