Robert M. Knight

Photographer Robert Knight is almost as much of a legend in the business at this point as his rockstar subjects. He is known for being one of the first photographers to shoot the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as holding the less-than-pleasant distinction of being the last photographer to shoot Stevie Ray Vaughan. And his almost uncanny ability to predict (and photograph) the next big guitarists was the subject of the 2009 documentary Rock Prophecies

“Back in those days, in order to be a photographer, you had to know what you were doing.”

Knight’s early career took off in the late '60s when he photographed a young Jimi Hendrix in San Francisco, capturing his primal performance and adrenaline driven solos. These images immortalized Hendrix and propelled Knight on a life-long Rock`n Roll pilgrimage.

Additionally, Knight took the first photographs of Led Zeppelin arriving in Hawaii on the tarmac, exiting their Pan Am flight, and the first and only photos of Led Zeppelin’s debut at LA’s The Whisky night club. Robert is also part of Guitar Center’s Hollywood RockWalk team, having inducted over 400 major artists since 1985. 

His ability to closely connect with and generate trust among the numerous artists he’s photographed has led to a deeper, more intimate documentation of significant pop cultural moments.