For lovers of photography and/or rock, Robert Knight is indeed a legend in his own right. In 2018 he celebrates 50 years of capturing the deeply intimate to adrenaline filled images of artists such as Slash, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, right through to more recent bands like Green Day and Maroon 5. Knight had the cameras turned on him when he was the subject of the 2009 documentary Rock Prophecies by director John Chester.
The film follows his brilliant career beginning in 1968 when he arrived in Seattle with his camera and a single roll of film to shoot Jimi Hendrix. Knight’s ability to capture the energy of a soulful solo as well as earth shattering riffs propelled him to the status of photographic rock legend, forging lifelong friendships which gave him insights into the lives and intimacies of the stars and an honest portrayal of their performances.