Interview Terry O’Neill: ‘I'd love to have photographed Amy Winehouse | By Ruth Huntman | June 2018
The photographer, 79, on the cultural watershed of the 60s, turning down Marilyn Monroe and how all the proper stars have gone. There’s nobody around now I’d want to photograph. Amy Winehouse was the last person – real talent. All the proper stars have gone. Frank Sinatra’s ex-wife Ava Gardner gave me a letter of introduction. And when Frank read it, he told everyone, “He’s with me.” And I was for the next 30 years. The first three weeks we barely spoke but he let me go everywhere with him. It taught me that a top photographer should “be there” but never get caught up in the lifestyle.
Behind the camera with Terry O’Neill | By Michelle Doyle | January 2015
Terry O’Neill on David Bowie in Los Angeles
He was just a natural in front of the camera – of course, the same holds true for his stage performances. But for photos, he knew how to pose – he would often stretch out or create some sort of interesting shape with his arms or legs. These were taken in 1974, while we were both in Los Angeles. He was there on tour for Diamond Dogs and asked if I would come along and take photos of him on-stage, too. There was no one else like him. I always thought he was an actor – and with every performance, every album – he’d create a new role and character.
Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures | By Sarah Gilbert | January 2014
Faye Dunaway surrounded by newspapers at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after winning an Oscar for Network in 1977. Frank Sinatra on the boardwalk at Miami Beach, during the filming of Lady In Cement, 1968. Audrey Hepburn takes a break from filming Stanley Donen's 1967 film Two for the Road. David Bowie with a large dog while shooting the artwork for his 1974 album Diamond Dogs in London.
Interview: Terry O'Neill | By Lucy Davies | January 2014
A 'zonked out' David Bowie, a cranky Frank Sinatra, a tired Faye Dunaway...Terry O'Neill has charmed and photographed them all. What's his secret?
Over a 50 year career – he was recently awarded a Royal Photographic Society medal for a "sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography" - he has photographed film stars and rock stars, royalty and rogues. He is famous for his charm, which coaxed an easy, intimate sparkle from those who had it and knew it, those who had it but hid it, and those who never had it at all.
Terry O'Neill: The East End boy who shot the stars | August 2010
Terry O'Neill's portraits epitomise the swinging Sixties and stylish Seventies. Ahead of a new exhibition, he tells Charlotte Cripps the tales behind his favourite photographs. I swore I'd never fall for an actress. She was the exception, years later. I broke the rule there," Terry O'Neill is reminiscing about his ex-wife Faye Dunaway. His portrait of the American actress, taken in 1977, years before they were married, is one of his favourite photographs and will go on show alongside other gems in an exhibition in London next week. Dunaway is pictured sitting poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the morning after she won an Academy Award for her role in Network, surrounded by newspapers, with her Oscar on the table.
Terry O'Neill | by Lauren Milligan | July 2009
WHEN it comes to photographic legends there can be few more prolific or revered than Terry O'Neill. Now, the man who shot such greats as Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren is taking his photography to an unlikely setting - Westfield shopping centre in London - in the interests of art appreciation.
Terry O’neill - Infamous Legendary photographer | By Matt Owen Huntman | January 2014Terry O'neill tells us the stories behind some of his most iconic images on the eve of his London retrospective in May 2012.