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Elton John by Terry O'Neill: The definitive portrait, with unseen images

Terry O'Neill

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A photographic portrait of Elton John, by iconic photographer Terry O'Neill.

"Looking at Terry's photographs is like gazing through a window at the most extraordinary and exciting moments of my life. I'm so glad he was with us throughout the madness: in his evocative and stylish photos he captured those moments as no other photographer could." - Elton John

Elton John and iconic photographer Terry O'Neill worked together for many years, taking in excess of 5,000 photographs. From intimate backstage shots to huge stadium concerts, the photographs in this book represent the very best of this archive, with most of the images being shown here for the first time.

O'Neill has drawn on his personal relationship with Elton John to write the book's introduction and captions.

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Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill is one of the most important photographers of his generation, taking iconic portraits of artists from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Elizabeth Taylor to Audrey Hepburn. He has worked with such icons as Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Terence Stamp, Ava Gardner, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Raquel Welch, Roger Moore, Amy Winehouse, Nelson Mandela and hundreds of others. Frank Sinatra, whom O'Neill worked with for several decades, considered him a friend and O'Neill had a close working relationship with David Bowie, including photographing the iconic "Jumping Dog" image used for the promotion of Diamond Dogs. O'Neill's photograph of Faye Dunaway sitting by the pool the morning after winning the Academy Award in 1977 is widely considered to be the most iconic image of Hollywood. His work is included in permanent collections in museums, galleries and private collections worldwide.

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