Having popped straight over from his exhibition ‘Showstudio: Fashion Revolution’ at Somerset House on Wednesday night, where he’d just shot Kate Moss as part of his 100 Portraits project for i-D magazine, Nick Knight was in demand yet again. We found him in Selfridges’ 3rd Central space signing copies of his new eponymous book, ‘Nick Knight’, which features a collection of his most stunning and iconic images, as well as previously unpublished shots, stills from his video work, and imagery developed for SHOWstudio.
“It's like any other editing process - you end up pinning everything around the wall. It's comparative,” Knight told Vogue, explaining the book’s evolution. “The tricky thing is finding a purpose for the book. It needs a story. There were certain things I wanted to say. It started out as 10 chapters - well really it started out as 10 books. I looked at it like an exhibition and a series of rooms.”
Grazia were also at the signing and asked Knight about the set-up for his 100 Portraits project: “I wanted to present it in that kind of gallery context, so I’ve taken the fashion photographer’s studio and made it into an exhibit, by having one of the walls as a two way mirror wall so the public can actually come right up to it and see it just as an exhibit. So the whole process of a taking a fashion photograph can become an exhibit in itself,” Knight responded.
View the whole interview here.