Nick Knight (photographer)

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Nick Knight
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Born 1958 (age 58–59)
London, England[1]
Nationality British
Known for fashion photography, film

Nick Knight OBE (born 1958) is a British fashion photographer and founder and director of He is an honorary professor at University of the Arts London and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the same university.[2] 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.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Knight studied photography at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & 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 i-D 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 Yohji Yamamoto in collaboration with Peter Saville.[4] In 2016, he was commissioned to shoot official portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday.[5]

He directed his first music video in 2001, for the song Pagan Poetry by Björk.[6] In 2003, he created a film for Massive Attack's album "100th Window."[7] In 2011 and 2013, Knight also directed the videos for Lady Gaga's single Born This Way[8] and Kanye West's "Bound 2".[9][edit]

In November 2000, Nick Knight launched[10][11]



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