Nick Knight Directed Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" Video. So, Who Is Nick Knight?

After his work caught the eye of editors and art directors, Knight was commissioned to shoot 12 catalogues for Yohji Yamamoto in 1986.

This was a time before lookbooks existed, and a label's catalogues and campaigns spoke almost as loudly as the actual clothing. Knight's work for Yamamoto was groundbreaking, and ushered in a school of simplicity that stood in stark contras to the excess and multiplicity of the early and mid-'80s.


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