David Knight has carved out a near 20-year professional photographic career that has taken him on assignment to some of the world’s most interesting places. His camera has captured everything from keyhole surgery on a racehorse belonging to Dubai’s Sheik Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to intimate, often melancholy and very distinctive portraits of people and landscapes.
A sought after commercial photographer Knight has an extensive portfolio of work for clients including Droga 5, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Euro RSCG and Leo Burnett’s, Canon, Toyota, Visa, Virgin, Mitsubishi, Qantas and The United Nations.
Recently Knight has branched out into more personal images and projects, primarily portraits and landscapes – areas that fuel his creative passions.
In 2009, the Sydney-based photographer was a finalist in the prestigious Moran Contemporary Photography Prize. A Saatchi & Saatchi United Nations campaign was awarded Bronze at Cannes in 2008 while another project he was involved in for Leo Burnett achieved Bronze at Cannes in 2009. He was a finalist in the Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2007. He was also a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award, with his work shown as part of an exhibition at the Tweed Heads Regional Gallery in Queensland.
Knight’s work has twice hung in The National Portrait Gallery, London, and once in The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
Knight continues work on his various projects, with two projects currently underway.
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