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Conversations with John Knight

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Knight. 

Hi John, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My obsession with photography started at a very young age. Maybe it wasn’t even photography that I was obsessed with or more the idea of freezing a moment in time for potentially the whole world to see. I got my first Minolta 35mm at around 12 or 13 years old and started burning through film. Making mistakes was more common than useable images but I didn’t care. Freshman year of high school I met Tom Finke, an art teacher in the north hallway of my school and he talked me into picking up his photography classes and I was off and running. Tom and I are still in touch. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
This business is ever-changing. The real challenge for me is helping people realize their vision while still holding on to my own. You can’t lose yourself worrying about little things. I’ve learned that I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to judging my own work. The road has been a little bit turbulent at times but overall, I think I have held on just fine. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I don’t necessarily have a specialty; I work in whatever conditions are afforded to me. Whether it be on the street, in the studio, or out in nature I’m always looking for the best lighting and composition that fits me. I shoot Portrait and Boudoir as well as Landscape and Urban. I guess I’m saying I’ll photograph anything that speaks to me. I’ve been told that my style is a little bit all over the place and not really held to any form or standard and I’m proud of that. I guess you’ll never know if you’re looking at one of my photos unless you see my name on it. 

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I have a habit of hyper-focusing on whatever I’m working on. It’s made me very successful with my work. 

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Image Credits
Bri Sherwood
“Chile” Quintanillia
Ruth Ann

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