Legendary photographer Terry O'Neill, author of iconic portraits of stars, has diedBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/legendary-photographer-terry-oneill-author-of-iconic-portraits-of-stars-has-died
On Saturday, November 16, Terry O'Neill, one of the greatest fashion photographers of our time, passed away in London at the age of 81. The master of photography is known primarily as the author of numerous portraits of film actors and rock musicians. Many of us remember the outstanding personalities of the XX century exactly as O'Neill captured them in his works.
Information about the death of the master of photography was published on November 17, 2019 by Terry O'Neill's official representatives on his Twitter. The photographer's confidants did not disclose the cause of his death, but according to the media, the maestro died due to complications caused by cancer.
O'Neill's career began in a very unusual and unexpected way for him. The photographer, who never parted with the camera, took a picture of a man sleeping in the waiting room of the station. This stranger turned out to be the British Minister of the Interior, and everyone liked the photo so much that one day an unknown London photographer Terry woke up famous.
In addition to the stars of the world-wide rock scene, famous actors, politicians, supermodels, athletes and even members of the royal family posed for O'Neill.
Brigitte Bardot and Sean Connery
Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
With O'Neill's departure, a whole era in photography ended, which taught us to appreciate black-and-white photographs that were not inferior in expressiveness to color ones. After himself, the great photographer left a huge legacy that preserved the images of heroes for future generations XX and the beginning of the XXI century, who stood at the origins of fashion, rock music and modern cinema.