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Adam Knott is an internationally acclaimed photographer specialising in celebrity portraiture, documentary photojournalism and fine art photography, having shot for many of the world’s most respected magazines. (People, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Esquire, Glamour)


With an illustrious career that has spanned more than 30 years, Adam has been based in

Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.


Adam is also an experienced educator who has taught at some of America’s most respected colleges (eg.Otis College of Art & Design, LA) and has a  YouTube channel 

@adamknottphoto where he discusses his shoots, gives intriguing insights and offers valuable tips for new and experienced photographers.



Adam has created dynamic and captivating portraits of the worlds’ most famous actors, musicians, artists and athletes. 


His one-on-one portrait sessions with Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, Jeff Bridges, Cate Blanchett and Whoopi Goldberg, to name a few, illustrate his classic b/w style that remains timeless.

When based in LA for 13 years, Adam was on contract with People magazine where he photographed A-list celebrities in their homes and travelled through the US documenting People’s feature stories.



Adam's goal is to show the brutal truth and sometimes beautiful, and create images that grab the viewer’s attention with unique, abstract compositions.


Adam’s photojournalism work has seen him travel to some of the world’s most troubled hotspots:

Tiananmen Square student demonstrations, China 1989

HIV AIDS orphans of Romania 1991

Refugee Camps 1989 – 1991

Black Saturday Bushfires 2009

East Timor Gangs 2010

His documentary style work has focused on:

The Great American Waitress 1995-2000

Diary of Depression of a Writer 2001-2008

Hollywood Discarded 2005-2007


Adam’s Fine Art work has a strong social commentary that includes arresting photography that provokes the viewers’ conscience.  



His portraits, documentary and fine art work has been exhibited in many solo exhibitions and

group shows and his work is in the permanent collections of : 

Art Gallery of New South Wales AGNSW 

National Portrait Gallery NPG 

Australian National Library

Monash Gallery of Art 

Museum of Australian Photography 

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery 

Margaret Olley Art Centre













Adam has taught at college and university level, where he was Adjunct Professor of Design & Photography at Mount Sierra College, Pasadena and lectured at the renowned Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles (top 5 Art & Design colleges of USA).


He currently mixes assignment work with teaching photography and design at TAFE NSW, one of the world’s most respected vocational education providers. 



Adam has also created a Signature Online Course that simplifies the technical aspects of photography, takes away the confusion and frustration, while ensuring that people have fun with their camera and photography. 

These are presented in simple steps that help people express their creativity through observation and photography.

Please subscribe below and I will let you know when they are available.


For FREE Photography Tips, Tricks & Tutorials see Adam’s YouTube channel @adamknottphoto


Adam lives in the Blue Mountains National Park with his wife, the author, Erin Vincent, and their fluffy cat, Little Eve. 

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