He was the first to photograph the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He was the optic shadow of Frank Sinatra and Elton John for more than thirty years. His talent, but above all, his infallible way of working, based on making himself invisible and never intervening, made him the iconic photographer of music, fashion and film legends, such as Kate Moss, Al Pacino and Pelé. We are talking with the photographer Terry O’Neill, who, on his way through Madrid, took the time to talk with the students of the Postgraduate Course in Advertising and Editorial Photography, a module of the Master in Professional Photography of the IED Madrid.
The meeting took place in the Mondo Gallery, where the British photographer is presenting an exhibition on the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, when they were still very young and beginning their first years of glory and excesses. The IED Madrid students listened attentively to O’Neill for almost two hours and had the chance to hear his incredible stories, exchange experiences and even receive advice from the veteran of photography.
The exhibition titled Breaking Stones. A Band on the brink of superstardom. 1963-1965 can be visited until the 30th of May, in the Mondo Gallery (San Lucas, 9). This is an unprecedented exhibition that brings together a collection of photographs of trips, parties, excesses and anecdotes of the music group, moments that were immortalized by Terry when he was only 25 years old.
Photos of Terry O'Neil's work and his meeting with the students.