David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Sean Connery – photographer Terry O’Neill has been up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest cultural icons during the course of his 60-year career.
And now the 80-year-old is putting on a retrospective of his work with the stars for an exhibition in London.
O’Neill, who came to prominence in the 1960s, has documented his long career behind the camera working with big-name actors and musicians.
The show, called Starstruck, is open until the end of March in the Chelsea Box Galleries.
Among the 20 iconic images are David Bowie performing for the last time as Ziggy Stardust and Elton John at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975.
The photographer says, despite the name of the exhibition, he has never been starstruck by his sitters.
Instead, the title refers to the feeling of the viewers seeing the wealth of stars O’Neill has captured and they can gain access to through his photos.
In 2011, O’Neill was awarded The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary medal.
David Bowie performs with Mick Ronson for the final time as Ziggy Stardust at the Marquee Club in October 1973. Terry O’Neill was given unprecedented access to document the show called The 1980 Floor Show
O’Neill’s photographs of singer-songwriter Elton John are among his most well-known images. In October 1975, the singer performed two sell-out shows at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. John was the first act to perform there since The Beatles’ penultimate show nine years earlier
The Rolling Stones were shot outside the Tin Pan Alley Club in London, 1963. At the time, the band were still building a following having released debut single Come On
Sean Connery as James Bond plays golf during the filming of Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. The Scottish actor was celebrating astronaut Alan Shepard’s historic tee shot from the moon
David Bowie shares a cigarette with actress Elizabeth Taylor in 1975. O’Neill and Taylor reportedly waited two hours for Bowie to turn up in Beverly Hills
Singer and actor Frank Sinatra arrives at Miami Beach while filming The Lady In Cement in 1968. This was the first time O’Neill saw Sinatra and said he was astonished by his presence and the effect he had on those he passed
French actress Brigitte Bardot was shot by O’Neill during the filming of Les Novices in 1970, one of her final films. The photographer said: ‘She had a stature and a presence that were extraordinary. I was drunk on how stunning she was’
Actors Steve Martin and Michael Caine posed for Terry O’Neill during the filming of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in France in 1988. In the comedy, the two stars play competing con artists
Elton John performed to more than 100,000 people during the two nights he performed at the Dodger Stadium. O’Neill said: ‘In October 1975, no one was bigger than Elton John. He was like Elvis at the height of his career’
O’Neill was asked to photograph David Bowie for the promotion of his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. The photographer remembers the rock star turning up with a giant barking dog who would leap at the strobe light every time a photo was taken