Saturday, March 4, 2017
Robert M. Knight
Since 1968 Robert M. Knight’s photographs have served as testimony to the greatest moments in rock and roll history. He is one of the first professional photographers to shoot Jimi Hendrix and the last to photograph Stevie Ray Vaughn. His unprecedented access to just about the entire world’s most recognized artists in music has given him a unique insight into the emotion of the music.
Raised in Hawaii, based in Los Angeles, Robert Knight is a long time advertising/travel photographer who also specializes in the rock and roll music industry. His career spans from 1968 to the present. Constantly working in the music industry for international record companies, publications, and musical equipment manufacturers, Robert is best known for his “Guitar Legend” archive, having worked with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, to such contemporary artists as John Mayer, Tom Morello, and John-5.
Robert is also part of Guitar Center’s Hollywood RockWalk team, working alongside RockWalk Director Dave Weiderman. Robert and partner Maryanne Bilham have an exhibition on the outside of the more than 150 Guitar Centers around America, which is one of the largest outdoor gallery shows of original photographic art. Robert Knight has published several books: Rock Prophecies (2009) “50 Rock Guitarists” Shinko Music (1995) “Hollywood’s RockWalk, The First Decade” (1996) and is part of “Led Zeppelin -The Photographers” (1996).
Robert's professional life was chronicled in the documentary film Rock Prophecies.