Terry O’Neill. Faces of Legends


Title Terry O’Neill. Faces of Legends

This British photographer’s career began in the 1960s after a sheer stroke of luck. His plan was to travel to the US to become a musician, but he happened to take a picture of the British Foreign Secretary asleep at the airport in London.

Place Espacio Fundación Telefónica - Madrid
Date October 2013 - January 2014

A newspaper bought the picture and his career took a complete turn. His personal style is defined by two factors: a 35 mm camera, which is much lighter and easier to handle than most modern devices, and the amount of time he would spend with his targets, who he would practically shadow for days. The outcome was a natural, direct and casual style that remained throughout his career.