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Capturing the iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and the notorious Terry O'Neill is one of the world's most celebrated and collected photographers. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly - and for so long.

For more than 50 years, he has photographed rock stars and presidents, royals and movie stars, at work, at play, in private. He pioneered backstage reportage photography with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Chuck Berry and his work comprises a vital chronicle of rock and roll history.

Now, for the first time, an exhaustive cataloguing of his archive conducted over the last three years has revisited more than 2 million negatives and has unearthed unseen images that escaped the eye over a career spanning 53 years. Similarly, his use of 35mm cameras on film sets and the early pop music shows of the 60s opened up a new visual art form using photojournalism, to revolutionize formal portraiture. His work captured the iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and the notorious - from Ava Gardner to Amy Winehouse, from Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from the earliest photographs of young emerging bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. O' Neill spent more than 30 years photographing Frank Sinatra, amassing a unique archive of more than 3,000 Sinatra negatives. Add to that the magazine covers, album sleeves, film poster and fashion shoots of 1,000 stars, and Terry O'Neill - comprises the most compelling and epic catalogue of the age of celebrity.

Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill

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TERRY O'NEILL (1938-2019) ble for alvor kjent for sine legendariske portrettfotografier på 1960- og 1970-tallet. Gjennom sin karriere på over 60 år ble hans fotografier kjøpt inn av flere av verdens største gallerier og viktige private samlinger og de er et "must" for den seriøse kunstsamleren. De siste årene har også flere av hans ikoniske fotografier blitt solgt for rekordsummer hos de store auksjonshusene.

O'Neill fikk sitt gjennombrudd med sine portretter av The Beatles og The Rolling Stones tidlig på 1960-tallet. I Hollywood ble han tatt godt imot av datidens storheter innen film- og musikkbransjen, og hans autentiske og ukonvensjonelle fotografier av legender som Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Judy Garland, Faye Dunaway (som han senere giftet seg med) og David Bowie har blitt stående som ikoner i fotografiets nyere historie.