Rock Gods by Robert M. Knight
Forty Years of Rock Photography

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Robert Knight is the Rock Prophet; the one man who can rightfully say "It happened and I was there." Since 1968 Knight's photographs have served as testimony to the greatest moments in rock and roll history. Rock Prophet is a profuse collection of Knight's work with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Van Halen, Green Day and every rock colossus of the last forty years. As a witness to the unique on-stage invention of rock stars, Knight's images are quintessential pieces of pop-culture mythology. His lens has captured the grueling rifts of Jimmy Page, the throws of Mick Jagger on the microphone, and Eric Clapton's soulful 'slowhand.' In a world of guitar gods and earth shattering solos, Knights photographs are the proof of legends. For those who dream of live moments on stage, the climax of a guitar solo, or the performance of their favorite song, Knight has been there, seen it, and taken its picture. Rock Prophet is the must own tome of rock photography for any collector, photo enthusiast, or die-hard fan who wants to own the image of their favorite rock and roll idol.

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Robert Knight's career spans from the 1960s to the present as one of the premier photographers for the music industry, rock publications, and music equipment manufacturers. He made his mark in 1968, showing up in Seattle with a single roll of film to capture shots of Jimi Hendrix. Knight's images of Hendrix entering his adrenaline fueled guitar trances were instantaneously immortalized on the pages of magazines and newspapers, propelling Knight into a career as a professional rock photographer. Knight is best known for his "Guitar Legend" archive, havingworked with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and contemporary performers like John Mayer, Slash, and Green Day. When he's not photographing, Knight serves as the co-director of Hollywood's Rock Walk in Los Angeles. He is a feature photographer in the Rock and Roll Gallery and a retrospective of his work is currently exhibited at over 160 Guitar Centers across the United States.
Published October 14, 2008 by Insight Editions. 160 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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It took premier rock photographer Knight 40 years to get his own coffee-table book, but for classic rock fans it's worth the wait.

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Guitar International

Knight shares his love of rock music and passion for performance photography in his new coffee table book, Rock Gods: Forty Years of Rock Photography .

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