Guenter Knop

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Guenter Knop (born June 1954, in Bremen, Germany) is a photographer known for black and white nudes of real women.[1]

Knop began his career working in the studio of German fashion and advertising photographer Charlotte March in the late 1970s.[2] He later worked as first assistant to Henry Wolf,[3] art director for Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and Show magazines.[4] He worked with Wolf for ten years on high fashion, TV, and print advertising for major clients in the eighties and nineties before opening a studio in Chelsea, Manhattan. His pictures incorporate dramatic lighting and customized sets built from found materials and inspired by Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco designs. A unique feature of Knop’s work is his exclusive use of real women who are hand-picked from the streets of New York.[5]