In 1968, budding photographer Robert M. Knight arrived in San Francisco, armed with one camera and a single roll of film which he used to shoot local legend Jimi Hendrix. Those images immortalized Hendrix and propelled Knight into a life of rock and roll photography.
Knight’s book, Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography (Insight Editions) is scheduled for publication in January, 2018. The book memorializes guitar gods and epic performances that contain great moments in rock.
Editorially, Elmore encourages our photographers to shoot promising new acts, and that’s exactly what Knight did. Next year the photographer shares his Silver Anniversary with Jeff Beck and Led Zeppelin, for example—he was photographing them before many others caught on. Through hard work, insight and just getting on board early, Knight’s photographs chronicle generations of rock stars, from the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Jeff Back to Green Day and artists we will tout as “classic” in another few years.