For five decades Terry O'Neill has chronicled the frontline of fame. His photographs have graced the covers of every major magazine in the world, from "Time", "Life", and "Newsweek", to "Cosmopolitan", "Vogue" and "Premier". Doors beyond the reach of his peers open for Terry O'Neill. He has dined in the White House with Presidents and at Buckingham Palace with HM The Queen. First Lady Laura Bush chose O'Neill to take her first portrait after inauguration, Princess Diana, her family portrait with her children Princes William and Harry.He has counted stars of stage, screen, politics and rock 'n roll among his friends. He was photographing 'The Beatles and the Rolling Stones' while they were still boys; he discovered a young talent called Elton John and another called Jodie Kidd on a beach in Barbados. O'Neill has a gift for recognizing star potential, for earning the trust and the friendship of the famous and the infamous.His photography made him an intimate of icons such as Ava Gardner, Brigit Bardot, Raquel Welch, Michael Caine, Paul Newman, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. All invited him "inside", behind the limelight of their celebrity."
Sinatra: Frank and Friendly" is a testimony to that trust, and O'Neill's discerning eye. Images capturing a relationship that spanned three decades, take us behind the scenes of Sinatra's incredible journey. The superstar of music and movies allowed O'Neill's camera to follow his every move, on the road, at home and backstage,In the age of paparazzi, doorstep photography, and big-budget publicity shoots, O'Neill's fascinating archive of his relationship with Sinatra reminds us there was once a golden age, when the stars and their audience where intimate and inseparable. His photography has graced the walls of national museums and portrait galleries worldwide.Most of the photographs in "Sinatra: Frank and Friendly" have never been published before. Together with O'Neill's personal memories of the times they spent together, "Sinatra: Frank and Friendly" is O'Neill's personal homage to the man and his music.
Terry O'Neill was a young photographer on the set of Goldfinger in 1963 when he captured - behind the scenes and never seen before - images of the moment Sean Connery and Honor Blackman enjoyed a roll in the hay in a memorable and comical fight scene that made Pussy Galore cinematic folklore. He was there when Connery and Jill St John consumated another classic Bond pairing; as he was with George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore and Pierce Bosnan from London to Las Vegas from the Scottish highlands to the Hollywood.He photographed five Bonds and more than 20 Bond girls, including Ursula Andress, Jane Seymour and Barbara Bach - and while doing so captured the intimate and amusing offset antics of our favourite characters when the cameras weren't rolling. All About Bond includes more than 100 of his photographs, many never seen before, and as an added bonus there is a unique pictorial record of the making of the first Casino Royale - a comical 1967 extravaganza.