Images created by Patricia Knight Photography are available for licensing for use in Calendars, Posters, Greeting Cards, Books, and other media. Please inquire with Patricia Knight directly for licensing fees for specific images, or to discuss assignment work & custom installations.
Please remember that all images are the intellectual property of Patricia Knight and all images are copyrighted; therefore they are protected by United States and International copyright laws. Any use of copyrighted images is strictly forbidden without the permission of Patricia Knight.
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Photography is an art of observation. It has little to with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
"NO MATTER HOW SOPHISTICATED THE CAMERA, THE PHOTOGRAPHER IS STILL THE ONE THAT MAKES THE PICTURE." — Doug Bartlow —
Patricia Knight is a professional photographer based in Joshua Tree, CA. Native to California, Patricia grew up in Orange County. She moved to the desert in 1995 to raise her daughter as a widowed mother. Trained through the New York Institute of Photography and Fashion Institute of Design (FIDM), her love for interior/digital/media arts grew. These interests–visual media and nature–came together for her and she carries out her passion with visits to Joshua Tree National Park.
With the Joshua Tree National Park being her playground and muse, Patricia is currently working on documenting the unique Joshua trees she adores. She plans to publish a book documenting the beauty of night photography in the park as a means of preserving the deserts dark and mysterious skies.
For fun, Patricia loves taking road trips and camping in the great outdoors with her family. Throw in some organic gardening, fixing up her vehicle, cooking from scratch and hiking in Joshua Tree National Park — her days are pretty complete.
The artist is conscious of something beside the mere physical in every object in nature. He feels its expression, he sympathizes with its character, he is impressed with its language; his heart, mind, and soul are stirred in its contemplation. -Albert Sands Southworth
Unending blue skies outline the tops of rock sculptures carved out the earth eons ago, and shallow rooted Joshua trees stretch out their spiny limbs in every direction. When the conditions are just right, they will yield a sweet smelling white bloom, releasing the seeds of future generations of Joshua trees. Hues of orange, pink, and blue create a beautiful canvas amongst the mountains, which then gives birth to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets unique to the desert. In that very moment, my camera becomes my guide and I’m a curious passenger awaiting discovery. The desert is much more than an arid, barren wasteland; and while my work explores the beauty of the desert landscape, my goal is to allow what I create through the viewfinder not only become real to me but to you as well.
While my camera and lenses are the tools of my creative trade — the real magic happens in my digital darkroom. Color is a powerful element in triggering an emotional response, a place where that I can bring out the colors of the desert and bring to fruition the piece of work I envisioned in my mind — long before capturing the image.
My inspiration comes from nature, as it is my muse. It reminds me to slow down. Standing amongst the open quietness of the desert, I able to listen to my inner voice that all too often becomes muted when life pulls me in so many directions. With each photograph, the natural elements of color, shape, and motion begin to stir deeper feelings. Time stops, and in that moment I am not only a mother, wife, teacher, and photographer — I am free. With my camera in hand, there are no limits and I become lost in its physical meditation. The desert is freedom; peaceful, spiritual and healing all at the same time.
Education (Selected List)
The Arcanum, Apprenticed under Master Lee Varis – Photography, Photoshop
FIDM, Orange County, Calif. – Interior Design, art history, color theory
Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, Calif. – Photography
New York Institute of Photography, New York, NY – Photography
Workshops (Selected List)
Royce Bair, Long Beach, CA
Rick Sammon, Seattle, WA
Marc Muench, San Francisco, CA
Art Wolfe, Seattle, WA
Jack Davis, Long Beach, CA
Ken Sklute, Las Vegas, NV
Super Moon – Cholla Cactus Garden, gallery wrapped canvas, Third Place Best in Show
January 2016: Joshua Tree Excursions Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
Featured Artist of the Month, Several art works on display including canvases, metal prints, and matted prints.
October 2015: 29 Palms Art Gallery, Twenty-nine Palms, California
“Dead Fog” framed fine art landscape print.
October 2015: Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, California
“Trail of the Joshua Tree” framed fine art landscape print.
July – September 2015: 29 Palms Inn, Twenty-nine Palms, California
Metals prints plus several framed fine art landscape prints.
June 2015: Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, California
Small Wonders – Blooming Joshua Tree 11×14 framed print, Dead Fog 8×10 framed print.
June 2015: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
Climate Change Invitational: A Bow to Mother Nature – 24×30 Metal Print
May 2015: Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, California
Several metal prints and framed fine art landscape prints
January – July 2015: Hi-Desert Medical Center, Joshua Tree, California
Several framed fine art landscape prints
December 2013: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, California
Super Moon – Cholla Cactus Garden, gallery wrapped canvas
December 2012: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center, Joshua Tree, California
Super Moon – Cholla Cactus Garden, print
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Patricia Knight Photography
Phone: (760) 218-9714
No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.
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