Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Knight has spent the past 40 years photographing some of the rock world’s biggest legends in their most intimate moments. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith have all been captured through his camera lens. However, Knight is more than just a famous rock photographer. He is someone with a genuine passion for music and musicians, which has transported him from behind his lens and into rock history.
ROCK PROPHECIES, winner of Audience Awards at the AFI Dallas Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and Maui Film Festival, ROCK PROPHECIES arrives on DVD on September 14, 2010, the same month the documentary will be broadcast on PBS.
Knight was the first photographer to shoot Led Zeppelin in America, he shot Aerosmith before anyone had heard of them and he also captured Hendrix’s final performance. He was also the only photographer to capture blues hero Stevie Ray Vaughan’s final concert performance. When Vaughan died in a tragic
helicopter crash the night of the show, Knight refused to cash in and sell his photos for years.
“Robert Knight is like the Forrest Gump of rock ‘n roll,” says Tim Kaiser, producer of ROCK PROPHECIES. “He just had this knack for being right in the middle of history in the making.”
Produced by Kaiser and directed by John Chester, the film features interviews with and performances by Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Panic at the Disco, Sick Puppies, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Steve Vai, among others.
For more info on Rock Prophecies go to this location
To view some of Knight's photos go to his official website