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A Terry O'Neill exhibition in London, opening soon

A Terry O'Neill exhibition in London, opening soon

Celebrating 50 years of iconic photography

Image: Standard photo by Reinier RVDA
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From January 14 to March 1, the legendary portrait photographer Terry O'Neill will be showcasing his prints at The Little Black Gallery in London

Terry O'Neill's career in photography has lasted over half a century. During his time behind the lens he has captured top models, Hollywood stars and some of the greatest icons of all time. O'Neill's first found fame in 1959 when he photographed a man sleeping on the floor, while he was working for a photography unit at London's Heathrow Airport - this man turned out to be the Minister of Internal Affairs of Great Britain, and the rest as they say, was history.

The casual and candid shots that Terry has captured over his legendary career catapulted him and his camera into stardom and photography history - photographing people that no-one had the chance to get that close to prior to him. Believing that his best footage was always shot by chance, O'Neill's subjects have included cultural royalty - Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to name but a few.

At the beginning of his career, Terry shot Brigitte Bardot on the set of the movie 'The Legend of Frenchie King' (1971). The portrait he captured of Brigitte that day remains one of his best-selling prints of all time, an iconic image used time and time again. 

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

Faye Dunaway at The Beverly Hills hotel the morning after she was awarded her Oscar, 1977

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

Audrey Hepburn takes a break during the filming of 'Two for the Road', St.Tropez, 1967

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

One of Terry's favourite shots of Brigitte Bardot during rehersals for 'The Legend of Frenchie King', Spain, 1971

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1975

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

Audrey Hepburn, St.Tropez, 1961

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

Frank Sinatra with his bodyguards arriving on location in Miami beach, 1968

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

Terry O'neill exhibition in London

From January 14 to March 1, the legendary portrait photographer Terry O'Neill will be showcasing his prints at The Little Black Gallery in London