Nick Knight's Melting Floral Photomanipulations
After spending a few decades shooting high-concept high-fashion spreads for the likes of i-D
, W Magazine
, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, photographer Nick Knight
has recently launched a body of work in London
, nearly 10 years in the making. Inspired by paintings from the Baroque period, Knight’s altered large-format photographs of elegant floral arrangements take on a psychedelic, gorgeously twisted liquidity. By exposing the prints to various combinations of heat, chemical and water treatments during the printing process, he’s able to interject each piece with an intriguing, painterly flair.