Born and raised in Los Angeles Emily Knecht´s 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. “I 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.”
When did you first pick up a camera?
11 years old when I went to summer camp.
Most of your work is very colourful, dreamy and youthful. What are your influences?
I love that you say youthful because I feel old! I read constantly and collect photo books compulsively but I don’t have any specific influences, I take something from everything. I’m just trying to travel and see cool places and do cool shit and I love naked girls and they look great anywhere.
And what do you want to capture in your images? something real
The world we live within: sometimes really scary
The female body is: sexy
What, besides photography draws your interest?
books, movies, reality tv, adventures
The best thing about living in Los Angeles
It’s proximity to different landscapes and the weather.
What’s the last great book you read?
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
all images by emilyknecht.com