Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill and his photography document the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O’Neill’s work displays his knack for capturing his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings. His intimate chronicling of the Swinging Sixties, thanks to friendships with the Beatles and Rolling Stones, made him a household name.


With a career as a photographer beginning at the age of 22, Terry O’Neill, CBE, was soon freelancing for some of the most famous magazines. His behind the scenes access to emerging cultural moments in film, music and fashion provided unparalleled snapshots of the emotion and feeling of the era.  Since Terry first picked up a camera in 1958, he photographed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, as well Oscar winners and Hollywood royalty. In addition to photographing show-business elite, he also photographed members of the British Royal Family and prominent politicians, showing a more natural and human side to these subjects than had previously been portrayed.

His coveted photography hanging in national galleries and private collections worldwide, Terry 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. In addition to work for the media, his work has delivered iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the world’s top designers.

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Terry O’Neill photography has chronicled the lives of emerging rock stars and icons of the 60s including David BowieElton JohnThe WhoEric ClaptonChuck 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 exclusive access to the legend both back-stage and in private.

Husband to legendary actress Faye Dunaway, his photograph of her in Beverley Hills, the morning after she won her Best Actress Oscar for Network, has been nominated as the most iconic Hollywood shot of all time. Terry O’Neill’s photographs of Bridgette Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Audrey Hepburn capture the charisma of these superstars at the peak of their careers.

O’Neill’s photographs of Robert Redford, Paul Newman, David Bowie, Michael Caine, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn and many more, capture the brightest stars of the golden era.

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