HOLLY KNIGHT is an accomplished and highly respected songwriter, musician, and music producer. She has written an incredible number of hits for some of the biggest recording artists in music, including Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Heart, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Lou Graham, Patty Smyth, Kiss, Otep and many more. Her songs have won three Grammys. She has also written TV themes for the hit shows Angel and Still Standing . She was voted Best Songwriter in Rolling Stones’ 11th annual poll, along with such luminaries as Phil Collins, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. After decades of creating music, she still continues to write and produce contemporary and relevant songs on a regular basis.This junes of 2013 she is getting inducted into the prestigious Songwriter Hall Of Fame, along with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Foreigner, and J.D. Souther . It was only recently in the last five years or so that she started pursuing her love of photography more seriously . “I remember my friend asking me why I was taking a closeup of a wall in Venice, just a wall. What I see is more than the wall . The texture and age contain history, and they have a visual story to tell. Copper erodes into a beautiful verde green, cracks get deeper, stone gets grittier . I have always looked at things differently.
“The day I bought my first SLR camera (a Canon D50) , is when I think I starting thinking of myself as a photographer. I became a regular at some of the local camera shops, and invested in different lenses and a good tripod. I found myself looking at everything differently. Travel has taken on a whole new meaning. The summer of 2009 I went to Japan, a serene place, almost completely devoid of crime, and rife with a rich history and people with the most impeccable, gentle manners.. I traveled through the shrines and temples of Kyoto to the futuristic neon of Tokyo. I was moved by the kindness and sweetness of the Japanese people, and their general happiness which I was able to capture in some my photos.”
“In summer of 2010 I went to Ireland, a lifelong desire that finally manifested. I love the Irish and their passion, equal parts warmth and rowdiness, a demeanor that is so evident in everything from their music to architecture. Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and once again Venice is my destination this coming summer of 2013.”
“One of the things I love most about photography is that at any given moment magic can happen, things line up and connect in a perfect and effortless way . Some people call it synchronicity or the Chaos Theory. I think imperfection resonates as loudly as perfection. Perfection, like all art is subjective, and as it has been said countless times, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Holly lives in Los Angeles with her younger of two sons, Tristan. Currently she is putting together her first photo exhibit for 2013 and her photographic prints will be available for purchase on her site in the near future.If you would like to learn more about her as a songwriter/producer, please visit : hollyknight.com