Anyone interested in photography and 1960s and '70s pop culture will be familiar with the late, great British photographer Terry O'Neill. His portraits of famous faces like Sean Connery, Faye Dunaway (to whom he was married), and Brigitte Bardot are some of the most iconic ever created. Now images of one of his other favorite subjects is getting the coffee table treatment courtesy of ACC Art Books.
Michael Caine: Photographed by Terry O'Neill — The Definitive Collection, from author and editor James Clarke, is being published on July 5, and is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $65 USD. An "immersive visual journey through Michael Caine's career," focusing on his early work, it "immortalizes Caine's charm both in and out of character."
From films like 1965's The Ipcress File, wherein Caine debuted his trademark eyeglasses, to the incredibly stylish Get Carter (1971), and more, the book combines both black-and-white and color images, and includes never-before-seen contact sheets. It showcases the impeccably-tailored, yet easily elegant, and often louche persona that Caine developed. Though he exaggerated his trademark Cockney accent, Caine transcended his humble origins—he was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., named after his fishmonger father—and became a world-famous figure, as well as one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
Details of Caine's wardrobe are readily examined in the book. "In the early phase of his career Caine established his fashion credentials and what could rightly be described as a ‘cool Britannia’ sensibility," Clarke writes. And at the age of 88, Caine is still making movies, with at least three new projects currently in production.
In short, this is one of the coolest photo books on an iconic actor ever published, so you'll want to get hold of a copy as soon as possible.