A Terry O'Neill exhibition in London, opening soon
Celebrating 50 years of iconic photography
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.
Faye Dunaway at The Beverly Hills hotel the morning after she was awarded her Oscar, 1977
Audrey Hepburn takes a break during the filming of 'Two for the Road', St.Tropez, 1967
One of Terry's favourite shots of Brigitte Bardot during rehersals for 'The Legend of Frenchie King', Spain, 1971
David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1975
Audrey Hepburn, St.Tropez, 1961
Frank Sinatra with his bodyguards arriving on location in Miami beach, 1968
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