Nick Knight was born in England in 1958. He studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.
His first book of photographs, “skinheads”, was published in 1982. He has since produced “Nicknight”, a 12 year retrospective, and “Flora” a series of flower pictures. Knight’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, at the Saatchi Gallery, at the Photographers Gallery and Hayward Gallery and more recently at The Tate Modern. He has produced a permanent installation called “Plant Power” for the Natural History Museum in London.
In November 2000 Knight founded and launched the website SHOWstudio.com, a project to change the way fashion is perceived on the internet by enabling live streaming of different fashion shows and therefore creating a new link between fashion and new digital mediums. The website has collaborated with many important fashion figures such as model Kate Moss, designers Rick Owens, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen and the brand Comme des Garçons.
In 2001 he turned to music videos and worked with Björk on “Pagan Poetry”. Ten years later, he worked with Lady Gaga, directing her new single “Born This Way”.
In 2004 he was chosen to work on the Pirelli Calendar. Two years later he was awarded the “Moet Chandon Fashion Tribute” which he then celebrated by throwing a party in Strawberry Hill. He has since worked for high profile magazines such as Vogue Magazine, Dazed & Confused, W Magazine, i-D, and Visionaire, as well as working on advertising campaigns for clients including Christian Dior, Levis, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.
He today lives with his wife Charlotte and three children in London.