Emily Knecht


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Emily Knecht is a photographer, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in photography from Cal Arts, and will begin her MFA study at Parsons The New School for Design in the fall. Her work is as personal as it gets, often turning the camera on herself, exploring her vulnerability, sexuality, and the power of the camera to edit perception and reality. She has explored the female body, the casual magic of everyday, as well as the American landscape focusing on the separation of place and memory, people and their bodies, the subject and the photographer, and the photographer and the photograph. She continues to keep her camera close to make sure she’s not missing anything.

These days, Emily is working a lot. On very personal projects, as well as commercial jobs. She recently shot Gigi Hadid and Shannon (of Shannon and The Clams). She uses her cozy and eclectic apartment as her work studio, and spends the rest of the time shacked up with her musician boyfriend, who, sidenote, doesn’t allow her to publish any of the pictures she takes of his penis. “He lets me take them, but I can’t use them,” she clarifies. These are just the sort of human nuances and unexpected inconsistencies that she’s so hungry to study in her work.

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