Thomas Knights began his career as a music producer and performer and quickly realised he also had a talent behind the camera. Inspired by underground visionaries like James Bidgood and Pierre & Gilles, and the greats, like Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin and David LaChapelle, he has a dark, cinematic yet ‘pop’ approach to photography, film and music.
His many music videos for the likes of Marina And The Diamonds, Willy Moon, Karin Park and Maya Jane Coles have amassed millions of views online, and his photography has been featured in Marie Claire, InStyle, Dazed And Confused and Vogue Italia.
Thomas was chosen by Rankin to feature in an exhibition showcasing emerging fashion photographers, and in collaboration with celebrated fashion photographer Tim Bret-Day and queen of nightlife Jodie Harsh, he produced a multi dimensional exhibition featuring one hundred of London’s nightlife characters. The film was showcased exclusively on LOVE Magazine. He also recently shot a Swarovski campaign with the singer Karin Park, his fashion film ‘Tigress Reign’ was showcased at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival and Nowness dedicated their whole front page to a film he shot with supermodel and actress Suki Waterhouse.
His latest personal work ‘RED HOT’ is an ongoing project that aims to re-brand the ginger stereotype. With worldwide news and fashion press coverage from ‘The Sunday Times Style’ in the UK to ‘The New York Times’ in the US to ‘Spiegel’ In Germany and ‘Liberation’ in France; it’s often regarded as one of the most successful re-branding campaigns of recent years, and brought Thomas global recognition. The exhibition has been recently turned into a bestselling art book titled ‘RED HOT 100’ and has toured the world with exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, New York, Sydney and Berlin to date raising thousands of pounds for anti-bullying charities.
Having featured on Maya Jane Coles’ album ‘Comfort’ Thomas recently began venturing back into music, creating a dark concept album with his new band ‘Pandora Drive’. The first single ‘Hurricane’ is a collaboration with Swedish grammy award winner Karin Park and was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The track has also been featured on iD, Noisy, Thump, Billboard and Clash Magazine. Pandora Drive will act as a creative vehicle for Thomas to explore his film, music and photography.
Latest exposure: LOVE, Dazed & Confused, Hunger, iD, Wonderland, NYLON, Marie Claire, InStyle, Schon, GQ, Nowness and Vogue Italia.
Recent advertising clients: Swarovski, Carte Noire, Lacoste and J&J
Recent music clients: Marina And The Diamonds, Labrinth, Roisin Murphy, Maya Jane Coles, AN21 Max Vangeli & Tiesto, Tony Bennett, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Ruby Goe, Karin Park, Peaches, Viktoria Modesta and Willy Moon.
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