Al Knight at Age14 and Examples of His Photographs from  the Family 1955 Adventure to Florida



         Biography        Artist’s Statement


Al Knight's interest in photography began at age 14 when his father purchased for him a Bolsey 35 mm camera as a Christmas present.  The gift preceded a family trip to Florida where Al photographed the adventure.  He still possesses early1955 images of the Key West Highway and the now historic seven-mile railroad bridge, the first Sunshine Skyway, Cypress Gardens, Fort Myers, Weeki Wachee Springs, and Daytona Beach.

Some of the very early examples of Al's work appear on this page.

His first photographic shows were for his church, the local Grange, and school.  Since then he has been hooked and exhibits in the Midwest.

From that first all manual camera that provided marginal results at best, to early SLR cameras to the latest and most powerful digital photographic and printing equipment, Al is still looking for ways to improve his self-taught skills.

Al and his wife travel extensively, having been in all 50 states, Cuba, Canada, Mexico, the West Indies, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Cambodia, Vietnam and New Zealand.

His photographic collection reflects many of these travel destinations.



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