Kirsten Nicholas  08 Jun, 2017   Stories, Designer, art consulting, Art Guides, celebrity photo archives, celebrity photography, celebrity portraits, commercial interior design, ed caraeff, iconic images, photo archives, terry o'neil, vintage celebrity photography, iconic imagery, interior design, ted williams, vintage photography

At Indiewalls, we give clients access to cutting edge contemporary artists and photographers. But sometimes we take a step into the past - a moment to reflect on the decades which paved the way for our contemporary culture.


We have partnered with the eminent photography archive Iconic Images to offer you direct access to a premier collection of historical fine art prints from the ‘60s and ‘70s. This means less hassle and more customization as we apply your art direction to Iconic Images’ offerings. This archive includes works from noted photographers who built successful careers on their ability to capture and preserve unseen, intimate moments of some of the world’s most prominent celebrities.

Peruse a few of our noted favorites below or email us if you have specific requests on celebrity imagery.

 

Terry O’Neill

Terry O'Neil is one of the world's most collected vintage photographers. He is known for capturing the frontline of fame for over six decades. In the 1960s he began photograhing the emerging faces of film, fashion, and music. His infamous career has led to renowned portraits of everyone from Winston Churchill to Elvis, Brigitte Bardot to Nelson Mandela, and Sean Connery to the Beatles. The below images are just a sample of his iconic celebrity portraiture.

 

 

04a_Taylor_Bowie.115710.jpeg  David Bowie & Elizabeth Taylor

51_David_Bowie_scissors-copy.jpeg David Bowie

BB007-15.05.40.jpgBrigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Petroleuses'

58_The_Rolling_Stones_Hanover_Street.jpegThe Rolling Stones outside St. George's church in Hanover Square

73081479.jpgThe Beatles flming concert scenes for a 'Hard Days Night' 

 

CE003.jpg     Clint Eastwood in Trailer


Ted Williams

Playing both saxophone and clarinet afforded photographer Ted Williams unprecedented access to the Chicago jazz scene. His jazz archive runs over 100,00o images and includes many of the greats including Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong. Williams memorialized jazz greats both on and off stage. His unguarded imagery is regarded as essential to the history of Jazz, especially rare images of Duke Ellington in non-musical situations.

 

TW_BH001.jpgEleanora Fagan a.k.a Billie Holiday performing on stage. TW_CBinDE085.jpgExterior of Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, IL, US TW_SV001.jpgSarah Vaughan in her dressing room at the Chicago Theatre
TW_DG027.jpgMusic critic Gene Lees playing chess with American jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Dizzy Gillespie. TW_TJ004.jpgCo-funders of the Jazztet: Trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson TW_TJ005.jpgCo-founders of The Jazztet: trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson

 

Ed Caraeff

Eminent rock and roll photographer Ed Caraeff is forever memorialized through his notorious photograph of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on stage, but Caraeff's archive spans years of groundbreaking imagery. Having captured such greats as Jim Morrison, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, and Carly Simon. He possesses an ability to capture the artistry, beauty, and endurance necessary to wow crowds.

 

EC_BD002.jpgSinger songwriter Bob Dylan EC_BG006.jpgAustralian Pop group The Bee Gees (L-R Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb) EC_JH040.jpgGuitarist Jimi Hendrix
EC_JH002.jpgAmerican guitarist Jimi Hendrix EC_MG005.jpgSinger songwriter Marvin Gaye EC_EC005.jpgMusician Eric Clapton

 

You can browse these historical celebrity photographers through their Indiewalls profiles (linked names) or reach out to us at friends@indiewalls.com if you have custom project/image requests. We look forward to helping you discover curated both historical and contemporary curated artwork.

 

 

 Sign Up to Stay in the Loop!

Leave a comment