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'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.
David Bowie & Elizabeth Taylor
Brigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Petroleuses'
The Rolling Stones outside St. George's church in Hanover Square
The Beatles flming concert scenes for a 'Hard Days Night'
Clint Eastwood in Trailer
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.
|Eleanora Fagan a.k.a Billie Holiday performing on stage.
|Exterior of Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, IL, US
|Sarah Vaughan in her dressing room at the Chicago Theatre
|Music critic Gene Lees playing chess with American jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Dizzy Gillespie.
|Co-funders of the Jazztet: Trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson
|Co-founders of The Jazztet: trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson
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.
|Singer songwriter Bob Dylan
|Australian Pop group The Bee Gees (L-R Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb)
|Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
|American guitarist Jimi Hendrix
|Singer songwriter Marvin Gaye
|Musician Eric Clapton
You can browse these historical celebrity photographers through their Indiewalls profiles (linked names) or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have custom project/image requests. We look forward to helping you discover curated both historical and contemporary curated artwork.