Just Published: Terry O’Neill
Three-years in the making Terry O’Neill visited his vast archive and stunned himself with the amount of famous faces he has photographed over the years. From royalty to politicians to top fashion models to music moguls, for more than 50 years O’Neill has captured them all.
Ever since the 60’s O’Neill pioneered backstage reportage photography with the sole aim that his pictures would reveal more than just a great shot – that they would tell a story. Chronicling rock & roll history he candidly captured the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Sir Elton John, the Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry.
At the top of his game O’Neill worked for some of the most prestigious magazines in the world including the likes of Time, Stern, Figaro, The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue and many others. He was also a familiar name in the fashion arena, models that posed before his lens included Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and his personal favourite Jean Shrimpton.
After an exhaustive three-year project cataloguing his vast archive and revisiting more than 2 million negatives O’Neill has dug out a selection of unseen images and felt the time was right to celebrate his impressive body of work with the launch of his very own book.
Introduced by Dylan Jones ‘Terry O’Neill’ is a 352 page epic of celebrated faces and inspiring photography. Each image was handpicked by the renowned photographer and this book gives an insightful take on the ‘spirit of the age’ across a five-decade time span.
Terry O’Neill is published by ACC Editions and is available to purchase from www.accpublishinggroup.com
All images courtesy of the Terry O’Neill archive.