For Your Eyes Only: New Book Collects Classic Bond Pics

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From the lens of Terry O’Neill

Who’s the best actor to have ever played James Bond? It’s a debate that has raged for decades, with every answer subjective. Ask who the best Bond photographer is, however, and the result will more than likely be the late Terry O’Neill.

A new book, Bond: Photographed by Terry O’Neill, The Definitive Collection, published by ACC Art Books, reveals the extent of his work. One of O’Neill’s earliest assignments in the 1960s was to visit the set of From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery, and he was called back for nearly every movie after that, working with George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

Take a look at samples from the book below. There are images of key scenes, outtakes, publicity shots, contact sheets, and more.

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman on the set of Goldfinger in 1964, as director Guy Hamilton wields an eyeglass

George Lazenby and Jill St John on the set of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969

Sean Connery pretends to hitchhike while filming Diamonds Are Forever in 1971

A classic look – Sean Connery as James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever

Connery turns the tables on O’Neill between takes on Diamonds Are Forever

Preparing for a Diamonds Are Forever action sequence

The cast assembles in a Live and Let Die publicity shot – Roger Moore’s first outing as Bond

Roger Moore and Madeline Smith dance on the Live and Let Die set

Roger Moore poses in a diner during this Live and Let Die scene

Roger Moore battles Live and Let Die’s main villain

You can order the book now from Amazon’s regional website here. All photographs by Terry O’Neill/Iconic Images Ltd.


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