Having recently photographed Glenn in Riverside, CA during the 'new band's appearance there...
The Las Vegas Hilton is pleased to announce the May 21st Grand Opening of the “Knight Gallery” featuring Robert Knight, one of rock's most acclaimed photographers. A master lens man whose career spans four decades, his musical portraits and concert photography featuring legendary Rock & Roll artists including Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Van Halen, Jeff Beck and hundreds more will now be available for sale.
Robert Knight has been called a “Rock Prophet,” a title given to him for his uncanny ability to find new talent. Since 1968, Knight's photographs have served as testimony to the greatest moments in rock and roll history. His images are quintessential pieces of pop-culture mythology. His career includes working in the music industry for international record companies, publications, and musical equipment manufacturers. Robert and his partner/ wife Maryanne Bilham, an equally talented photographer, also maintain the exhibition of artists on the outside of more than 216 guitar centers around America. It remains one of the largest outdoor gallery shows of original photographic art on the planet.
“We are just thrilled that Robert will be opening his gallery here at the Hilton” Ken Ciancimino, Executive Vice President of Administration, said. “His work is iconic and known all around the world. He has captured Rock & Roll history. And with the Hilton having such a long & rich Rock & Roll history too, there is a perfect synergy in this partnership.” In addition to the gallery, Knight's work will be seen around the property in various locations to include the newly re-branded “Tremolo Bar” located within the Hilton Showroom.
"I am ecstatic about joining the Las Vegas Hilton family,” Robert Knight said. “To share my work in the very hotel where Elvis sold out more than 800 shows is a complete honor. I am looking forward to hosting and creating some fun experiences with my rock friends when they are in Las Vegas at the gallery."
Robert Knight is also the subject of a soon to be released movie, Rock Prophecies (www.rockprophecies.com), which explores Robert's amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the Rock legends of tomorrow. And, his musical portraits and concert photography are also chronicled by Insight Editions' lavish coffee table book, “Rock Gods” which features insightful commentary by the veteran rock image maker.
The hours of operations for the studio at the Las Vegas Hilton will be as follows:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
For more information on Robert Knight or the Knight Gallery please visit robertmknight.net or lvhilton.com.
[ame='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkJP0vOphCc']YouTube- Rock Prophecies Official Trailer[/ame]
I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Robert several years ago at an event held in his honor at the Rock Star Gallery in Scottsdale. It was around the time after Glenn appeared at the Sabian Drum Off jamming to some DP with Chad and John. Robert said he photographed that show when I asked him about ever working with Glenn.
Should be a great exhibition in Vegas.
( I also met there an actor, I can't remember his name, that was Roger Moore's double for all of Moore's James Bond films. He and Robert Knight had worked together on the 1966 film, Blow Up. I believe Robert said he was there covering the Yardbirds appearance in the movie.)