Terry O’Neill (1938 – 2019), whose coveted work hangs in national galleries and private collections worldwide, has produced covers for Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others over the course of his six-decade career. Since he first picked up a camera in 1958, he has photographed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, Oscar winners and the British Royal Family. His work has delivered iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the world’s top designers.
Mr. O’Neill has chronicled the lives of emerging rock stars and icons of the 60s including David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and many others. He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were struggling young bands and worked closely with Frank Sinatra for over 30 years, being granted access to the legend back stage and in private.
Former husband to legendary actress Faye Dunaway, his photograph of her in Beverly Hills, the morning after she won her Best Actress Oscar for Network, has been nominated as the most iconic Hollywood shot of all time. His photographs of Brigitte Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Audrey Hepburn capture the charisma of these superstars at the peak of their careers.
A selection of Terry’s images is also available in a co-signed edition. In that case the print has been signed by Terry as well as the one that’s portrayed, including Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, Raquel Welch, Roger Moore.
Terry O’Neill died in November at the age of 81 in his hometown of London. He started his career as a photographer in 1958 and was a true pioneer in the field of celebrity photography. For his great achievements in photography, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince William in October 2019.