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  • Headless Santa, London, 2014

    Headless Santa, London, 2014

  • Rhian, Purton, 2014

    Rhian, Purton, 2014

  • mullitover:

    JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?

    MAX KNIGHT: Simpsons script writer.

    JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

    MK: I’ve been trying to understand interior design as I’m extraordinarily bad at it. I feel thats affecting my eye. Photography-wise: I’ve been enjoying Bharat Sikka, especially his commissions. I just discovered Nigel Shafran, love his supermarket portraits. Also Amira Fritz and her lovely, awkward fashion portraits in Shanghai. I also have a monthly camera club with Ted Dwane, Alex McLuckie and a bunch of others - we get together, shoot some film and develop it in Ted’s kitchen. Its always inspiring.

    JC: What are you up to right now?

    MK: I just got back from two months in America. I travelled 4500 miles in three weeks which was great. I was on tour with Laura Marling who I used to play guitar for, going from desert to snow in a few days feels bizarre. I also made a Cats in Windows zine which will become a proper book this year. You can buy one here. I spent most of 2013 doing commercial photography so I want to focus on fun stuff now.

    JC: Have you had mentors along the way?

    MK: Not really… I’m an only child with a single parent so I guess I’m stubborn that way.

    JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?

    MK: I’m back in London which I’ve always felt a sense of pride for. Spending a month in LA made me respect how realistic people are in this country. If we’re grumpy or miserable we don’t hide behind a false smile and we always have realistic expectations which means we are super happy or surprised when we exceed them. I like that, its very British. It shows in a lot of British photographer’s work too. Dull light and blank stares - I’m a sucker for that stuff.

    JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?

    MK: Make a ten-year plan, stick to it and embrace it when it goes wrong.

    JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?

    MK: Move to a cabin in Scandinavia and become a sniper.

    JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?

    MK: For sure - it doesn’t have to just be photography either. I was always a lone photographer in a sea of musicians - but that gave me so many unique opportunities that led me to a career.

  • Imogen, London, 2012

    Imogen, London, 2012

  • Louisiana, 2013

    Louisiana, 2013

  • mpdrolet:

    Max Knight

    I miss Iceland

  • Laura, Nashville, 2013

    Laura, Nashville, 2013

  • Casey, Marfa, 2013

    Casey, Marfa, 2013

  • Malibu, 2013

    Malibu, 2013

  • Mamie, London, 2013

    Mamie, London, 2013

  • CATS IN WINDOWS: The Journal

    I have made a simple zine containing a few images of cats in windows. 

    I have many many more and they will all be published in a proper book next year. 

    If you’d like to buy a zine, you can do so here - http://maxknight.tictail.com/

    Thanks! 

    Oh and my website has been updated a bit - http://maxknightphoto.com/

  • Imogen, London, 2013

  • Ellie Goulding, Peterborough, 2013
Ellie shooting the video for Burn which just became her first No.1 single

    Ellie Goulding, Peterborough, 2013

    Ellie shooting the video for Burn which just became her first No.1 single

  • Coral Amiga, London, 2013

    Coral Amiga, London, 2013

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