David Knight is an advertising photographer based in Sydney. With 2 years experience in England, 3 in Dubai and 11 in Australia, David brings a wealth of experience to any given assignment. David's experienced production team are able to take on any project from small to large scale sets, both in studio and on location, across Australia or internationally.
NEWS FLASH !!!!!
David Knight Shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Prize at the NPG for the 3rd year running.
David's work has for the 3rd year running been accepted for the Taylor Wessing Prize. This year David is one of the 5 short-listed finalists. The winner will be announced on 8th November.
Press release from National Portrait Gallery. 17th Sept. 2011
David Knight was born in Oxford in 1971 and currently lives in Australia with his wife and twin boys. His portrait of 15-year-old Andie Poetschka, was commissioned by Loud for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to raise awareness of the condition throughout Australia. Knight says ‘I wanted the portraits to be positive and to convey the kids in an uplifting way.
You don’t immediately notice Andie is in a wheelchair; you just see a beautiful young woman. The image doesn’t demand you look at it, but gently draws you in.’ This is the third year running that Knight’s work has been included in the exhibition and this is his first time on the shortlist.
He began his career assisting advertising photographers in London and Oxford before working before working in Dubai on a broad range of assignments across the region. He currently works in Sydney for advertising clients but manages to devote time also to portraiture and people-orientated assignments.
Shorlisted finalist: Taylor Wessing, 2011
Finalist: Olive Cotton Award, 2011.
Finalist: Taylor Wessing, 2010.
Finalist:Taylor Wessing, 2009. Finalist: Olive Cotton Award, 2009. Finalist: Manning Art Prize, 2009. Finalist: Hazelhurst Art Award, 2009. Selected for Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition, 2009. LPA (London Photographic Association) The Nude ,1st place/ Gold series winner . AIPP ( Australian Institute of Professional photographers) Advertising category, Silver with distinction, Silver and Silver . Cannes Advertising awards, United Nations voices campaign, Finalist . Award 2007 ( Australia) Newtown film festivals poster, Saatchi design,Sydney, Finalist . Doug Moran Portrait prize 2008 ( Australia) -Semi finalist . Head on Portrait prize 2008 (Australia) Semi finalist . National Portrait prize 2007( Australia) Finalist . ACMP Collection 8, Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney ACMP Collection 9, Bickmore Hutt, Gorilla, Sydney Graphis Poster 1998 Dubai Government, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dubai, Finalist . Graphis Advertisning 1999,Russels, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dubai,Finalist .
North Oxfordshire Art College- Art foundation Cheltenham & Gloucester College- Advertising & Editorial photography
2011- Taylor Wessing at The British National Portrait Gallery.
2011- Olive Cotton. Tweed River Gallery, Australia
2010- Taylor Wessing at The Bristish National Portrait Gallery
Oct 2007- Solo Exhibition at Saatchi & Saatchi- Sydney- Australia
Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, State Library NSW, Australia, 2009
Olive Cotton Award, 2009. Tweed River Regional Gallery, Australia
Manning Art Prize, Australia, 2009
Verghis Collection. Light sensitive Material. Bathurst Regional Gallery, Australia, 2009
Hazelhurst Art Award. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Australia, 2009
Calemut Gallery, 'Let's Face it 5,' London, 2009
Constructed Evidence, The Assembly Rooms, London, 2009
National Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia 2007.