British Charlotte Knight Photographer Nick Knight numerous Fashion photography and film, documentary photography www.showstudio.comwww.nickknight.com The Arts University College at Bournemouth To Lee, with Love, Nick, Volumen Calum Knight, Ella Knight, Emily Knight Alexander McQueen, Steven Meisel, Bjork, Jean‑Baptiste Mondino, Stephane Sednaoui Instagram Alexander mcqueen nick knight blade of light unseen mcqueen Nick Knight OBE (born 1958) is a British fashion photographer and founder and director of SHOWstudio.com. He is an honorary professor at University of the Arts London and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the same university. He has produced books of his work including retrospectives Nicknight (1994) and Nick Knight (2009). In 2016, Knight's 1992 campaign photograph for fashion brand Jil Sander was sold by Phillips auction house at the record-breaking price of HKD 2,360,000. Life and career
Knight studied photography at
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and published his first book of photographs 'Skinhead' in 1982 when he was still a student at the school. He was then commissioned by editor Terry Jones to create a series of portraits for magazine's fifth-anniversary issue. His work caught the attention of art director Marc Ascoli, who commissioned Knight to shoot the 1986 catalog of Japanese designer i-D Yohji Yamamoto in collaboration with Peter Saville.
In 1992 Knight took a year long break from fashion photography to work on an exhibition at Natural History Museum,
London with the British architect David Chipperfield. The exhibition was called Plant Power and was on the theme of the relationship between humans and plants. The exhibition lasted for fifteen years.
In November 2000, Knight launched SHOWstudio.com.
He directed his first music video in 2001, for the song "
Pagan Poetry" by Björk. In 2003, he created a film for Massive Attack's album In 2011 and 2013, Knight also directed the videos for 100th Window. Lady Gaga's single " Born This Way" and Kanye West's " Bound 2".
In 2016, he was commissioned to shoot official portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for the Queen's 90th birthday.
A few of Nick Knight's exhibitions are listed below:
2016 Nick Knight, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland Nick Knight: Image, Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea History of Photography: The Body, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain #techstyle, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, United States of America Vogue 100, National Portrait Gallery, London, Great Britain 2015 Nick Knight, Christophe Guye Galerie Booth, Paris Photo, Paris, France Vogue Like a Painting, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain Killer Heels, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain Nick Knight & Alexander McQueen, SHOWstudio Shop, London, Great Britain 2014 Killer Heels, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn New York, United States Photographs I Like: Darren Bader, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, United States 2012 Flora, SHOWstudio Shop, London, Great Britain Death, SHOWstudio Shop, London, Great Britain Icons of Tomorrow – Contemporary Fashion Photography, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland Great Photographs: Scape, Hasted Kraeutler, New York, United States 2011 Vanity, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria 2009 Fashion Revolution, Somerset House, London, Great Britain 2006 Archeology of Elegance, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany Talking to Myself, , La Masion Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France Yohji Yamamoto 2001 Century City, Tate Modern, London, Great Britain 2000 CUT, (Exhibition By The Hairdresser Barnabee) Musee De La Mode, Paris, France Celebrating 100 Years of Photo District News, New York, United States Impossible Image, Phaidon Press Exhibition, Japan La Beaute, Exhibition For EN2000, Avignon, France Facing The Future, Touring Exhibition to Celebrate 20 Years of The Face Magazine Das Fernglas, The Deutsche Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany Nadja, Exhibition Celebrating Nadja Auermann, Germany Imperfect Beauty, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain Revolver, MTV Music Awards Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden Nurture and Desire, Hayward Gallery, London, Great Britain 1998 Look at me – Fashion Photography 1965 to Present, British Council Traveling Exhibition powerhause::uk; Department of Trade and Industry The Oriental Curiosity – 21st Century Chinoiserie, Traveling exhibition, (London, Paris, Hong Kong) Shoreditch Biennale, London, Great Britain Handy Shorts, Lux Cinema, London, Great Britain The first 25 (retrospective exhibition of images from Visionaire magazine), Colette, Paris, France Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art and Fashion, Hayward Gallery, London, Great Britain Taboo; Creative Review, London, Great Britain No Sex Please we’re British, Dazed & Confused, and Shiseido Co Ltd, Japan Yves Saint Laurent – 40 Years of Creation, New York, and Tokyo Silver & Syrup, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain H20, Kobe Fashion Museum, Japan 1997 Contemporary Fashion Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain JAM, Barbican Gallery, London, Great Britain Little Boxes, (to accompany the launch of Michael Mack’s book, „Surface - Contemporary. Photographic Practice“); Traveling exhibition curated by Michael Mack 1996 Art/Fashion (with Alexander McQueen), Biennale di Firenze, Italy 1994 A Positive View, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain 1993 Vanities Exhibition, Paris, France Plant Power, (permanent exhibit), Natural History Museum, London, Great Britain 1992 Festival De La Photo De Mode Exhibition, Monaco 1991 Festival De La Photo De Mode Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 1989 Out of Fashion, Photographers Gallery, London, Great Britain Ils Annoncent La Colour, Les Rencontres D’Arles, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, United States 1986 20 For Today, National Portrait Gallery, London, Great Britain 14-21 Youth Culture Exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain 1982 Group Exhibition 1982, Photographers Gallery, London, Great Britain Skinhead. London; New York: Omnibus, 1982. ISBN 9780711900523. Nicknight. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1994. ISBN 9783888146619. Produced and directed by Marc Ascoli, Nick Knight, and Peter Saville. Written by Satoko Nakahara. Flora. Text by Sandra Knapp, art direction by Peter Saville, design by Paul Barnes. Initiated in 1993 for his installation of Plant Power at the Natural History Museum, London. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1997. ISBN 9780948835193. Hardback. 'Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003. ISBN 9780810929883. Paperback. Nick Knight. With an introduction by Charlotte Cotton. New York: Collins Design, 2009. ISBN 9780061714573. Harper Design, 2015. ISBN 9780061714573. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!. New York: Rizzoli, 2013. ISBN 9780847841721. 2015 - Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at British Fashion Awards. Nick Knight (photographer) Wikipedia
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