- Terence Donovan (photographer)
Terence Donovan (
September 14, 1936– November 22, 1996), was a celebrated British photographerand film director, perhaps best remembered for his fashion photographyof the 1960s, or for the music videoto Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love".
He was born in Stepney in the
East End of London, and took his first photo at the age of 15. The bomb-damaged industrial landscape of his home town became the backdrop of much of his fashion photography, and he set the trend for positioning fashion models in stark and gritty urban environments. Flats and gasometers were popular settings, and he often had the models adopt adventurous poses. He wedged one model up the side of a building, and photographed another as she posed dangling from a parachute.
David Bailey (photographer), he captured, and in many ways helped create the " Swinging London" of the 1960s: a culture of high fashion and celebritychic. Both photographers socialised with actors, musicians and royalty, and found themselves elevated to celebrity status. Together, they were the first real celebrity photographers.
Donovan shot for various fashion
magazines, including Harper's Bazaarand Vogue, as well as directing some 3000 commercials, and a 1973 movie "Yellow Dog". He also made documentaries and music videos, and painted.
Donovan was also a black belt in judo and co-authored a popular judo book "Fighting Judo" with former World Judo Gold medallist
Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki. [ [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fighting-Judo-Katsuhiko-Kashiwazaki/dp/0720715946 "Fighting Judo", by Kashiwazaki and Donovan, 1985] (Amazon.com)]
suicide, by hanging himself in his study, after suffering depression as a result of steroids he'd been taking to treat a skin condition.
Donovan was married twice, and is the father of television presenter
Daisy Donovan, founder of Rockstar GamesTerry Donovan and musician Dan Donovan (of Big Audio Dynamite).
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*cite news | first=Sally |last=Vincent| title =Against the grain| work =Weekend| language =English | publisher =The Guardian| date =
2000-09-16| url= http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,368805,00.html | accessdate =2007-09-10
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*cite news | first=Billen |last=Andrew | title =Snap judgement| work =| language =English | publisher =New Statesman| date =
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2007-09-09| url =http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article2393093.ece | accessdate =2007-09-10
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* [http://www.terencedonovan.co.uk/flash.html Terence Donovan Archive]
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