Stalking Pete Doherty
Stalking Pete Doherty is a rockumentary assembled from footage shot by Max Carlish, a BAFTA Award–winning film director. As the title suggests, it is about both attempts by Carlish to interview Pete Doherty. Max Carlish is a British documentary filmmaker and former lecturer in media studies, was born to Jewish parents in the city of Birmingham. Carlish helped produce an Emmy and BAFTA-award-winning television series about the Royal Opera House, he is most famous, for his attempts to produce a so-called rockumentary about Pete Doherty and guitarist with The Libertines and Babyshambles. Doherty was charged with assault and blackmail of the filmmaker after Carlish sold photographs of Doherty taking heroin to Sunday newspapers. Carlish's footage was used in a programme entitled Stalking Pete Doherty broadcast on 17 May 2005, again on 11 March 2006 on Channel 4. In fact, the programme focused more on Carlish's apparent obsession with Doherty than it did with Doherty's life. "I've never heard of a journalist slash documentary maker who would so demean himself in order to get his story as Max Carlish, who made himself the clown of the Babyshambles posse as if it was an honourable tactic.
Max Carlish deserved a good punch on the nose." Neil McCormick, music journalist "A friend of mine saw the footage of him taking heroin and thought I could sell them,” Carlish commented. “Before I knew it I was in the middle of a bidding war. I was desperate for money and by this point I had convinced myself I would never see Pete again, would never be able to complete my film." Carlish, seen here sporting the black eye he received from Doherty, was ridiculed as a "documentalist" The film was never finished. Stalking Pete Doherty was produced by North One Television, who, in the words of one critic, "recognised that it was Carlish's struggle and failure to make his film, the real story". Doherty attempted to halt the broadcast by Channel 4, on the basis that the footage taken by Carlish was in fact owned by his management company Carlish was educated at King David Primary School and King Edward's School, Birmingham where he was a keen amateur dramatist - writing and performing a'hip-hop opera' in which Carlish'rapped' about a mystical'Rock of Crack' and where at least one contemporary remembers him as energetically outspoken at a young age.
He would attend the prestigious American prep school The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Carlish was known to socialise with students taking drugs with some of them on more than a number of occasions; this element of his lifestyle was touched upon in the'Stalking Pete Doherty' documentary. Max Carlish subsequently worked as planning manager for Great City Attractions, a Ferris wheel operator which collapsed in 2012. ^ Quote from interview in Stalking Pete Doherty Stalking Pete Doherty on IMDb The life of a Libertine, Max Carlish, The Guardian, 25 February 2005 Doherty arrested after'assault', BBC News, 3 February 2005 Fat and poor, Max Carlish, The Idler, 1999 Max Carlish's story changes, thebadrash.com Max Carlish in Pete in Kate on Channel 4, thebadrash.com
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The two designed for the same fashion house. In 1982, they established a designer consulting studio, they presented their first women's collection in 1985 in Milan, where a year their store would open its doors. In 1988, they launched a leotard line, in 1989 they began designing underwear and swimming costumes. Dolce & Gabbana started to export their products to Japan and other countries including the United States, where they founded their own showroom in 1990. In 1992, the same year they presented their men's collection, they launched their first perfume Dolce & Gabbana, they won the Woolmark award in 1991, Perfume's Academy "Most Feminine Flavor of the Year" in 1993 for their fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Parfum. By the end of the 1990s, the company's revenues were around US$500 million and in 2003 their revenue reached $633 million. By 2005, their turnover was €600 million.
The first collection from the design duo was shown in October 1985 alongside five other up-and-coming Italian labels as part of Milan Fashion Week. The two did not have enough money to hire models or provide accessories for them, so they sought help from their friends; the models wore their personal items to complement the clothing. They used a bed sheet; the pair labeled their first collection Real Women, due in part to the use of local women as models on the runway. Sales from their first collection were disappointing enough for Gabbana to cancel the fabric order they'd put in to create their second collection. However, Dolce's family offered to help meet their costs when the two visited them in Sicily over Christmas, while incidentally, the fabric company did not receive the cancellation notice in time so the fabric was ready for them back in Milan upon their return, they opened their first store that same year. Michael Gross wrote of their third collection in a 1992 interview, "They were a secret known only to a handful of Italian fashion editors.
Their few models changed behind a rickety screen. They called their collection of T-shirt-cotton and elastic-silk pieces, Transformation." The clothing in this collection came with instructions on the seven different ways a piece could be worn in an outfit, as the wearer could use Velcro and snaps to alter the clothing's form. Their fourth collection was the first to make a significant impact on the Italian fashion market. In this collection, Dolce drew upon his Sicilian roots; the collection's advertising campaign was shot by photographer Ferdinando Scianna in Sicily, featured Dutch model Marpessa Hennink in black and white pictures inspired by the Italian cinema of the 1940s. They continued the use of Italian cinema as inspiration in their fifth collection, drawing on the work of filmmaker Luchino Visconti and his film The Leopard. One of the pieces from their fourth collection was labeled "The Sicilian Dress" by the fashion press, was named by author Hal Rubenstein as one of the 100 most important dresses designed.
It is considered to be the most representative piece of this era for the brand. Rubenstein described the piece in 2012 by writing, "The Sicilian dress is the essence of Dolce & Gabbana, the brand's sartorial touchstone; the dress takes its cue from a slip—but it's a slip that's adorned Anna Magnani, it's a silhouette that has graced Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren. The straps fit tight to the body; the slip doesn't just slide down, but comes in at the waist to hold the figure but not too and widens to emphasise the hips, only to fall with a slight taper at the knees to guarantee that the hips will sway when the wearer walks." In 1987, the two launched a separate knitwear line and in 1989, they started designing a lingerie line and a beachwear line. Two years they launched their leotard line. In 1989, Dolce & Gabbana opened their first store in Japan in partnership with Kashiyama Co, they started to export their products to the United States, where they founded their own showroom in 1990. In 1992, the same year that they presented their men’s collection, they launched their first perfume Dolce & Gabbana.
They won an “Oscar des Parfums” for best male perfume in 1996 from the French Parfum Academy, the first time that the title has been awarded to an Italian brand. Towards the end of the 1990s their sales were around $500 million and in 2003 alone, their revenue reached $633.2 million. In 1990, they launched their first men's collection; that year, they moved the design house into its first official offices and began to design gowns and other more expensive pieces in addition to their original clothing. Their 1990 Spring/Summer women's collection referenced the mythological painting of Raphael, the duo began to build a reputation for crystal-encrusted clothing; the 1991 Fall/Winter women's collection was adorned by trinkets, including filigree medals and embellished corsets. The 1992 Fall/Winter women's collection was inspired by the silver screen of the 1950s, though the collection still included crystal embellished body suits. In 1991, their men's collection was awarded the Woolmark Award for the most innovative men's collection of the year.
What is considered to be their first foray into international recognition came when Madonna wore a corset made of gemstones and an accompanying jacket fr
The Face (magazine)
The Face was a British music and culture monthly magazine published from 1980 to 2004 and launched in May 1980 in London by Nick Logan, the British journalist, editor of New Musical Express and Smash Hits. In April 2019 The Face was relaunched online at theface.com by current owner Wasted Talent, which publishes the magazines Kerrang! and Mixmag and acquired rights to the title in 2017 from Bauer Media. Wasted Talent's Jerry Perkins, a publisher at Bauer and its predecessor Emap, announced that the title will return as a print quarterly in late summer 2019. Logan left the NME after five years as editor in 1978 and launched Smash Hits for Emap, the magazine division of printing company East Midlands Allied Press. In the autumn of 1979, with Smash Hits' circulation at 166,000 copies Logan proposed a new magazine - "a well-produced, well-designed and well-written monthly with music at its core but with expanding coverage of the subjects that informed it, from fashion and film to nightclubbing and social issues".
When Emap's directors passed on the proposal Logan and his wife decided to go it alone and invest £3,500 savings into the new title, which he named The Face. Working out of the Smash Hits offices in Carnaby Street, central London, using the off-the-shelf corporate entity Wagadon, which he had formed for his business relationship with Emap, Logan published the first issue of The Face on May 1, 1980. Featuring a logo designed by Steve Bush, with whom Logan had worked on Smash Hits, a portrait by photographer Chalkie Davies of Jerry Dammers of The Specials on the front cover, this issue sold 56,000 copies. Sales levelled over the next six months, but a fillip was provided by alliance with London's burgeoning New Romantic scene via articles written by young journalist Robert Elms with photographs by Derek Ridgers, Virginia Turbett and others; the publication of lookalike rivals such as New Sounds, New Styles and Blitz and the launch of i-D magazine confirmed Logan had established a new publishing sector.
He moved into the first of a series of offices of his own in central London. Subsequently Logan recruited young designer Neville Brody as art director in 1982, placing the magazine ahead of the pack visually. Brody drew on such early 20th century art and design movements as Constructivism to create a stark new visual language which would define certain visual aspects of 1980s Britain; the style pages of The Face meanwhile set the pace for the wider fashion world those produced by the Buffalo collective, led by stylist Ray Petri and including photographer Jamie Morgan. In the 1980s Logan's innovations at The Face included the November 1983 "New Life In Europe" issue, a co-production with nine continental European magazines including France's Actuel, the 100th edition of September 1988 which incorporated a tri-fold on the front which featured the covers of every magazine published thus far. In 1990, shortly before being awarded the inaugural Marcus Morris Award for magazine innovation, Logan was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw and forced to take a nine-month sabbatical.
On recovery he became editorial director at Wagadon, with Sheryl Garratt as editor of The Face and Dylan Jones editing companion title Arena. In this period art director Phil Bicker, who had succeeded Neville Brody and Robin Derrick pursued working relationships with young experimental photographers, including Corinne Day, Stephane Sednaoui, Nigel Shafran, David Sims and Juergen Teller, as well as stylists such as Melanie Ward. Bicker's decision to make the unknown 16-year-old Kate Moss "the face of The Face" gave the supermodel her first exposure on the front of the July 1990 issue entitled "The 3rd Summer Of Love". In May 1992, a High Court jury found in favour of a libel claim by Jason Donovan that The Face had implied he was gay when he was not and awarded the pop performer £200,000 in damages and costs; the singer reduced the amount to £95,000 to be paid over several months and a fund was set up for readers and supporters. Under Sheryl Garratt's direction with assistance from her successor Richard Benson and other writers including Lindsay Baker, Ashley Heath, Gavin Hills and Amy Raphael, The Face reflected the developments in club culture and what became known as Britart as well as musical genres including grunge and Britpop.
By this time the magazine's art direction and design team of Stuart Spalding and Lee Swillingham were showcasing such emerging photographic talents as Inez and Vinoodh and Norbert Schoerner. The biggest selling issue of The Face was published in October 1995. With Robbie Williams on the cover, it sold 128,000 copies. After Logan launched new titles Frank and Deluxe, Richard Benson became editorial director of Wagadon in 1998, his successor as editor of The Face was Adam Higginbotham who in turn was succeeded by Johnny Davis in spring 1999. In July 1999 amid plummeting circulation figures and aggressive competition from such titles as Loaded and Dazed & Confused, Logan sold Wagadon to Emap, which absorbed The Face and Arena Homme + into its lifestyle division While Benson did not join Emap, Johnny Davis and Ashley Heath were among the team who made the transfer. In 2002 Davis was succeeded as editor by co-founder of the Popbitch gossip website. By the spring of 2004 monthly sales had slipped to 40,000 copies and Emap consumer division head Paul Keenan announced the magazine's closure.
The final issue was published in May 2004. Rights to the title The Face were acquired in 2017 by UK publisher Wasted Talent Media, which announced plans to relaunch the magazine. In 2011, The Face was added to the permanent collection of the Design London; the Face was featured in the following exhibitions at London's Victoria & Albert Museum: Postmodernism
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins abbreviated to CSM, is a public tertiary art school in London, England. It is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, it offers full-time courses at foundation and postgraduate levels, a variety of short and summer courses. It was known as Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, before that as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design was formed in 1989 from the merger of the Central School of Art and Design, founded in 1896, Saint Martin's School of Art, founded in 1854. Since 1986 both schools had been part of the London Institute, formed by the Inner London Education Authority to bring together seven London art, design and media schools; the London Institute became a legal entity in 1988, could award taught degrees from 1993, was granted university status in 2003 and was renamed University of the Arts London in 2004. It includes Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, the London College of Communication, the London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
The Drama Centre London, founded in 1963, joined Central Saint Martins in 1999 as an integral school, maintaining its name and teaching approaches. The Byam Shaw School of Art, founded in 1910, was merged into Central Saint Martins in 2003; the Central School of Art and Design was established as the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1896 by London County Council. It grew directly from the Crafts movement of William Morris and John Ruskin; the first principal, from 1896 until 1911, was William Richard Lethaby. The school was at first housed in rented from the Regent Street Polytechnic, it moved to purpose-built premises in Southampton Row, in the London Borough of Camden, in 1908. In the same year the Royal Female School of Art, established in 1842, was merged into the school. Central became part of the London Institute in 1986, merged with Saint Martin's in 1989. Saint Martin's School of Art was established in 1854 by Henry Mackenzie, vicar of the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, it became independent from the church in 1859.
Frank Martin became head of the sculpture department in 1952. Among these, Anthony Caro was influential; the group around him came to be known as the New Generation of British sculptors and the sculpture department of Saint Martin's became, in the words of Tim Scott: "the most famous in the art world". Saint Martin's became part of the London Institute in 1986, merged with Central in 1989; the Drama Centre London was founded in 1963 by a breakaway group of teachers and students from the Central School of Speech and Drama, led by John Blatchley, Yat Malmgren and Christopher Fettes. The school is a member of Drama UK and its undergraduate Acting course is accredited by Drama UK; the Drama Centre London merged with Central Saint Martins in 1999. Byam Shaw School of Art was founded by the artists John Byam Shaw and Rex Vicat Cole in 1910 as a school of drawing and painting, it was located in Campden Street and moved to larger premises in Archway in 1990. It was subsumed by Central Saint Martins in 2003.
In 1998 the London Institute received a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the "massive contribution" of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design to the growth of the fashion industry in Britain. The University of the Arts London received a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2013, for the contribution of CSM industrial and product design graduates to commerce and the design profession. CSM does not receive independent assessment in the Complete University Guide league tables, but is ranked as part of the University of the Arts London. In 2014 the university received an overall ranking of 67 out of 124 institutions, with a rank of 102 for graduate prospects and 123 for student satisfaction with teaching. In 2018 it was placed 83rd out with a rank of 125 for student satisfaction. Teaching at Central Saint Martins is organised into nine programmes, which include acting, design, fashion and jewellery and textiles, as well as foundation courses. Central Saint Martins moved to a converted warehouse complex on Granary Square at King's Cross in 2011.
Most of the college is housed there, but it uses the former Byam Shaw building in Elthorne Road and premises in Richbell Place, Holborn. Notable past and present staff of Central Saint Martins include the theatre designer Maria Björnson. Among the alumni of the school are the Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, the musician Jarvis Cocker and many fashion designers, including Sarah Burton, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen and Riccardo Tisci
Wales is a country, part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, the Bristol Channel to the south, it had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2. Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline and is mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit; the country has a changeable, maritime climate. Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century; the whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party.
Welsh national feeling grew over the century. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining and metallurgical industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation. Two-thirds of the population live in South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and the nearby valleys. Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector and service industries and tourism. Although Wales shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, a majority of the population in most areas speaks English as a first language, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity and is bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west.
From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the eisteddfod tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team. Rugby union is seen as an expression of national consciousness; the English words "Wales" and "Welsh" derive from the same Germanic root, itself derived from the name of the Gaulish people known to the Romans as Volcae and which came to refer indiscriminately to all non-Germanic peoples. The Old English-speaking Anglo-Saxons came to use the term Wælisc when referring to the Britons in particular, Wēalas when referring to their lands; the modern names for some Continental European lands and peoples have a similar etymology. In Britain, the words were not restricted to modern Wales or to the Welsh but were used to refer to anything that the Anglo-Saxons associated with the Britons, including other non-Germanic territories in Britain and places in Anglo-Saxon territory associated with Britons, as well as items associated with non-Germanic Europeans, such as the walnut.
The modern Welsh name for themselves is Cymry, Cymru is the Welsh name for Wales. These words are descended from the Brythonic word combrogi, meaning "fellow-countrymen"; the use of the word Cymry as a self-designation derives from the location in the post-Roman Era of the Welsh people in modern Wales as well as in northern England and southern Scotland. It emphasised that the Welsh in modern Wales and in the Hen Ogledd were one people, different from other peoples. In particular, the term was not applied to the Cornish or the Breton peoples, who are of similar heritage and language to the Welsh; the word came into use as a self-description before the 7th century. It is attested in a praise poem to Cadwallon ap Cadfan c. 633. In Welsh literature, the word Cymry was used throughout the Middle Ages to describe the Welsh, though the older, more generic term Brythoniaid continued to be used to describe any of the Britonnic peoples and was the more common literary term until c. 1200. Thereafter Cymry prevailed as a reference to the Welsh.
Until c. 1560 the word was spelt Kymry or Cymry, regardless of whether it referred to the people or their homeland. The Latinised forms of these names, Cambrian and Cambria, survive as lesser-used alternative names for Wales and the Welsh people. Examples include the Cambrian Mountains, the newspaper Cambrian News, the organisations Cambrian Airways, Cambrian Railways, Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. Outside Wales, a related form survives as the name Cumbria in North West England, once a part of Yr Hen Ogledd; the Cumbric language, thought to
Nick Knight (photographer)
Nicholas David Gordon "Nick" Knight OBE is a British fashion photographer and founder and director of SHOWstudio.com. He is an honorary professor at University of the Arts London and was awarded an honorary Ph. D. by the same university. He has produced books of his work including Nick Knight. In 2016, Knight's 1992 campaign photograph for fashion brand Jil Sander was sold by Phillips auction house at the record-breaking price of HKD 2,360,000. Knight was born in London, he studied photography at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and published his first book of photographs'Skinhead' in 1982 when he was still a student at the school. He was commissioned by i-D editor Terry Jones to create a series of portraits for magazine's fifth-anniversary issue, his work caught the attention of art director Marc Ascoli, who commissioned Knight to shoot the 1986 catalog of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto in collaboration with Peter Saville. In 1992 Knight took a year long break from fashion photography to work on an exhibition at Natural History Museum, London with the British architect David Chipperfield.
The exhibition was called Plant Power and was on the theme of the relationship between humans and plants. The exhibition lasted for fifteen years. In November 2000, Knight launched SHOWstudio.com. He directed his first music video for the song "Pagan Poetry" by Björk. In 2003, he created a film for Massive Attack's album 100th Window. In 2011 and 2013, he directed the videos for Lady Gaga's single "Born This Way" and Kanye West's "Bound 2" and "Black Skinhead." In 2016, he photographed American rapper/singer Travis Scott for his sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. In 2016, he was commissioned to shoot official portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for the Queen's 90th birthday. A few of Nick Knight's exhibitions are listed below:2016 Nick Knight, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland Nick Knight: Image, Daelim Museum, South Korea History of Photography: The Body, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain #techstyle, The Museum of Fine Art, United States of America Vogue 100, National Portrait Gallery, Great Britain2015 Nick Knight, Christophe Guye Galerie Booth, Paris Photo, France Vogue Like a Painting, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spain Killer Heels, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain Nick Knight & Alexander McQueen, SHOWstudio Shop, Great Britain2014 Killer Heels, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn New York, United States Photographs I Like: Darren Bader, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, United States2012 Flora, SHOWstudio Shop, Great Britain Death, SHOWstudio Shop, Great Britain Icons of Tomorrow – Contemporary Fashion Photography, Christophe Guye Galerie, Switzerland Great Photographs: Scape, Hasted Kraeutler, New York, United States2011 Vanity, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria2009 Fashion Revolution, Somerset House, Great Britain2006 Archeology of Elegance, Deichtorhallen Museum, Germany Talking to Myself, Yohji Yamamoto, La Masion Européenne de la Photographie, France2001 Century City, Tate Modern, Great Britain2000 CUT, Musee De La Mode, France Celebrating 100 Years of Photo District News, New York, United States Impossible Image, Phaidon Press Exhibition, Japan La Beaute, Exhibition For EN2000, France Facing The Future, Touring Exhibition to Celebrate 20 Years of The Face Magazine Das Fernglas, The Deutsche Hygiene Museum, Germany Nadja, Exhibition Celebrating Nadja Auermann, Germany Imperfect Beauty, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain Revolver, MTV Music Awards Exhibition, Sweden Nurture and Desire, Hayward Gallery, Great Britain1998 Look at me – Fashion Photography 1965 to Present, British Council Traveling Exhibition powerhause::uk.
London. ISBN 9780711900523. Nicknight. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1994. ISBN 9783888146