David Knox, Sussex, Va.
After viewing many excellent photo festival offerings around Atlanta, it is our opportunity to highlight what we thought was the best photographer solo gallery exhibit. Positioned among some striking antique reproductions were the artfully mounted images of David Knox. Documenting structures throughout the South, he produces striking “period feel” pieces that grab the viewer back in time.
In the fall of 1991, nearing the end of my twenties, I found myself functioning entirely from the left side of my brain, working international business as a 9 to 5’er in the nation’s capitol. A night class in studio photography awoke my creative side and soon transported me from the business world into the darkroom. Over the next four years, I graduated from the Southeastern Center for the Arts, worked as a full-time assistant for two advertising photographers, and opened a small studio specializing in fashion and corporate work. A year later I began my second career of teaching photography, a passion I still pursue today. In the summer of 1999 a workshop in Penland, North Carolina, exposed me to the ideal printing method for my evolving niche of black and white photography: structures and landscapes from the 19th and early 20th century American South.
Our congratulations to David Knox and his fine art photography.
For more on his work: David Knox