007 MAGAZINE was in
attendance this week as legendary photographer Terry O'Neill launched his
new exhibition and book All About Bond at the Proud Gallery on
Chelsea's Kings Road.
Having photographed every Bond from Connery to Craig (including David Niven in 1967’s Casino Royale for good measure!) the 50th anniversary of Dr. No was seen as an ideal opportunity by O'Neill to launch a luxurious hardback book which collects some of the most memorable, unusual and striking images taken during his frequent visits to Bond film sets and numerous Bond-related photo shoots of the past 49 years, dating back to his very first shoot on the Pinewood set of From Russia With Love in 1963.
The Proud exhibition,
which runs until 4th November, is an absolute must-see for Bond and
photography fans. The highlight of the exhibition (which comprises 37
photos in total, all beautifully composed and presented) is arguably the
selection of O'Neill's stunning work in Las Vegas during the shooting of
Diamonds Are Forever – including a sumptuous shot of Sean Connery
surrounded by a bevy of gorgeous Vegas showgirls, and a sensational shot
of Connery playing golf with an astronaut acting as caddy on the lunar
landscape set of the same film (a shot, incidentally, that was lost for
several years until re-united with O'Neill thanks to the research skills
of 007 MAGAZINE's Graham Rye, just in time to feature in the book,
exhibition, and many current magazine articles!).
Proud Chelsea | 161
King’s Road | London | SW3 5XP