| April 4, 2017 | Culture
In Boston's spring style, photographer Kolby Knight sees the unknown.
Stacking the deck: “I want to personify the tarot card into a fashion look with its own personality,” says fast-rising fashion photographer and native New Englander Kolby Knight of his latest project blending fate and fortune with beauty and finesse.
When Boston-based photographer Kolby Knight embarked on a project to visualize tarot cards through a high-fashion lens, his head swirled with images of glitter, jewels, florals, and crowns. Fashion is based upon fantasy, he reckoned; the esoteric is founded in mystery. What better card to reveal itself than one that combines both?
“The idea was to personify the tarot card into a fashion look with its own personality,” says Knight, 21. It was precisely the type of endeavor for which Knight entered the field of photography: “I classify my work as clean, sharp, modern, and [with] a dash of whimsy,” he says. Knight, a native of northern Maine who regularly works in LA, New York, and Miami, is Boston’s latest creative star, with his work appearing in glossy magazines like Vogue Italia, Tatler, and, of course, Boston Common.
“My style has developed by watching others, by taking methods and tricks I like and putting my own spin on it,” he says. This spring, keep your eyes out for Knight pounding the Boston pavement looking for mysterious—even fortuitous—style inspirations. Call it fate.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KOLBY KNIGHT