Photography

O'Neill, Terry (1938)

Applying for a job as an air steward, Terry O’Neill was assigned to the photographic unit and it was one of his accidental photographs of the home secretary, Rab Butler, asleep at the airport, in 1959 that caught the attention of the press and earned him to collaborate with the Daily Sketch, in London. Promptly, the British photographer depicted the era’s idols from the Beatles - his image of the group was the first to appear in a national newspaper - and the Rolling Stones to David Bowie or Frank Sinatra. Terry O’Neill’s early pictures captured the hedonism and freedom of a time when counterculture established its own ideals. Close to Hollywood - he was married to Faye Dunaway for a few years - he also portrayed various major actors and actresses such as Raquel Welch, a lifelong friend,  whom he had met on the set of One Million Years BC: ‘She told me she thought she'd be crucified her whole life for wearing that fur bikini in the movie and I thought, 'That's it - I'll crucify her.' They set up a full-size crucifix at the 20th Century Fox studios and I did the picture’. If he had one regret? To have never photographed Marilyn Monroe: ‘I fell in love with her PR, and she said 'I’m not going to let you shoot Marilyn because she always takes the photographers to bed.' 'Of course', I said, 'I don’t want to do that’: what a shame!
 

Tags / Terry Ou2019Neill - British Photographer - Portrait - 1960s - Music - Cinema
Terry O'Neill, Muhammad Ali, Dublin, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Muhammad Ali, Dublin, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Mike Jagger, London, 1976
Terry O'Neill, Mike Jagger, London, 1976
Terry O'Neill, Frank Sinatra, Miami, 1968
Terry O'Neill, Frank Sinatra, Miami, 1968
Terry O'Neill, Elton John and his airplane, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Elton John and his airplane, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Michael Caine, Newcastle, 1970
Terry O'Neill, Michael Caine, Newcastle, 1970
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie (Diamond Dogs), London, 1974
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie (Diamond Dogs), London, 1974
Terry O'Neill, Clint Eastwood on the set of Joe Kid, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Clint Eastwood on the set of Joe Kid, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Tina Turner, London, 1993
Terry O'Neill, Tina Turner, London, 1993
Terry O'Neill, The Rolling Stones, London, 1963
Terry O'Neill, The Rolling Stones, London, 1963
Terry O'Neill, Bruce Springsteen, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Bruce Springsteen, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Chuck Berry, London, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Chuck Berry, London, 1975
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Audrey Hepburn, Paris, 1966
Terry O'Neill, Audrey Hepburn, Paris, 1966
Terry O'Neill, Isabella Rossellini, London, 1984
Terry O'Neill, Isabella Rossellini, London, 1984
Terry O'Neill, Winston Churchill, London, 1962
Terry O'Neill, Winston Churchill, London, 1962
Terry O'Neill, Bobby Moore and Franz Beckenbauer, London, c. 1970
Terry O'Neill, Bobby Moore and Franz Beckenbauer, London, c. 1970
Terry O'Neill, Marlene Dietrich, London, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Marlene Dietrich, London, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Ava Gardner, Arizona, 1973
Terry O'Neill, Ava Gardner, Arizona, 1973
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie with scissors, London, 1974
Terry O'Neill, David Bowie with scissors, London, 1974
Terry O'Neill, Amy Winehouse, London, 2008
Terry O'Neill, Amy Winehouse, London, 2008
Terry O'Neill, Dustin Hoffman, 1969
Terry O'Neill, Dustin Hoffman, 1969
Terry O'Neill, Patrick Swayze, 1992
Terry O'Neill, Patrick Swayze, 1992
Terry O'Neill, Jodie Foster, 1976
Terry O'Neill, Jodie Foster, 1976
Terry O'Neill, Faye Dunaway, Oscar Bore, Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, 1977
Terry O'Neill, Faye Dunaway, Oscar Bore, Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, 1977
Terry O'Neill, Paul Newman, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Paul Newman, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Charlotte Rampling, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Charlotte Rampling, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Raquel Welch, 1970
Terry O'Neill, Raquel Welch, 1970
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Raquel Welch (On cross), 1970
Terry O'Neill, Raquel Welch (On cross), 1970
Terry O'Neill, Audrey Hepburn, 1966
Terry O'Neill, Audrey Hepburn, 1966
Terry O'Neill, George Harrison
Terry O'Neill, George Harrison
Terry O'Neill, Romy Schneider, St Tropez, 1982
Terry O'Neill, Romy Schneider, St Tropez, 1982
Terry O'Neill, Carla Bruni, 1990
Terry O'Neill, Carla Bruni, 1990
Terry O'Neill, Mick Jagger, London, 1963
Terry O'Neill, Mick Jagger, London, 1963
Terry O'Neill, Barbara Bach, 1977
Terry O'Neill, Barbara Bach, 1977
Terry O'Neill, Faye Dunaway, 1980
Terry O'Neill, Faye Dunaway, 1980
Terry O'Neill, Elton John, 1978
Terry O'Neill, Elton John, 1978
Terry O'Neill, Mia Farrow, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Mia Farrow, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Ava Gardner and Paul Newman, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Ava Gardner and Paul Newman, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Ursula Andress and Terry O'Neill, 1965
Terry O'Neill, Ursula Andress and Terry O'Neill, 1965
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Mickey Rourke
Terry O'Neill, Mickey Rourke
Terry O'Neill, Peter O’Toole & Audrey Hepburn by Terry O’Neill on the set of
Terry O'Neill, Peter O’Toole & Audrey Hepburn by Terry O’Neill on the set of "How To Steal A Million", 1966
Terry O'Neill, Paul Newman & Clint Eastwood, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Paul Newman & Clint Eastwood, 1972
Terry O'Neill, Bruce Springsteen, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Bruce Springsteen, 1975
Terry O'Neill, Twiggy, London, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Twiggy, London, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Marianne Faithfull, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Marianne Faithfull, 1967
Terry O'Neill, Sean Connery, Las Vegas, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Sean Connery, Las Vegas, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, 1962
Terry O'Neill, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, 1962
Terry O'Neill, Sophia Lauren, 1965
Terry O'Neill, Sophia Lauren, 1965
Terry O'Neill, Jerry Hall, 1978
Terry O'Neill, Jerry Hall, 1978
Terry O'Neill, Dean Martin, Las Vegas, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Dean Martin, Las Vegas, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Alice Cooper with his wife and daughter at home, Los Angeles, 1980s
Terry O'Neill, Alice Cooper with his wife and daughter at home, Los Angeles, 1980s
Terry O'Neill, Keith Richards, 1964
Terry O'Neill, Keith Richards, 1964
Terry O'Neill, Lee Marvin, Denver, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Lee Marvin, Denver, 1971
Terry O'Neill, Sharon Tate, 1969
Terry O'Neill, Sharon Tate, 1969
Terry O'Neill, Dustin Hoffman, Los Angeles, 1969
Terry O'Neill, Dustin Hoffman, Los Angeles, 1969
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