Eyes of Nikon

D800 | AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED | ISO 100 | 1/125 | f/5.6


Phil Knottフィル・ノット

British born, Brooklyn based Photographer Phil Knott has been producing Images for over 15 years. Rich in content and creativity, Knott presents a style that is beautiful, soulful and honest in its capacity to extract what is raw from his subjects. Knott has invented a niche for himself, attracting a wide range of clients including Paramount Pictures, Stussy, Sony Records, RCA, Universal, EMI, Steve Madden, Hennessy, Afro Punk, +81 Magazine and many more. Moving on from that, Knott has curated an art magazine titled Tally Ho which he owns and started. Tally Ho has gone from being hand distributed to nationwide distribution in the US. Knott has exhibited at many shows in the UK and the US (NY) http://www.philknott.com

Photographer's Eye

I decided to use the 20mm f/2.8D because I wanted the images to have drama and perspective, but not to have the fish-eye quality and I wanted to capture the wider scene; to be a by stander and to go about the city without drawing attention to myself. The 20mm f/2.8D allowed me to do so, and showed the majestic building in a graphic way-to add some drama into the shadows that where cast-making the final result more abstract and compelling. The great thing about the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G was the ease in which I could move from a wide view to a more isolated view of the image. The speed in which it reacted was fantastic; at a long focal length it was still sharp and threw the background out of focus, giving it a film like look to make the image dramatic. The 60mm f/2.8G ED was super when shooting portraits. It was sharp and allowed me to frame my subjects with ease. The F stop allowed me to shoot in light conditions that where quite low while still giving me the clarity I wanted.

Work of Phil Knott