Photographer, Creative Director and Adventurer
Shelby Knick is a documentary and lifestyle photographer/creative director specializing in automotive and motorsports. She is an honors graduate of the University of the Arts London, with a Foundation Degree in Art & Design from Central St Martins and a BA in Fashion Promotions specializing in Broadcasting from The London College of Fashion. She spent over five years in Europe working and traveling in an array of creative environments.
Shelby has an impeccable eye for design and aesthetics that has easily transitioned her from one creative extreme to another. She started her path in Europe’s fashion industry with some of the most prestigious and well respected houses, from the London headquarters of Burberry working as a showroom visual merchandiser and promoted to clientele coordinator, to Christian Louboutin’s press office as a PR coordinator, and then as a freelance stylist for high clientele, celebrities and commercials.
When Shelby made the move back to the states she had the opportunity to work on a short film for Audi’s Sportscar Experience in Central America which opened her eyes to documenting the exciting world of motorsports. She always had a love for racing and going fast, but didn’t realize the possibilities until it was placed in front of her. She assisted on the eBay Motors web series ‘The World’s Fastest Car Show with Justin Bell’ which led her to producing and assisting on automotive commercial shoots collaborating with some of the industry's most highly respected automotive DPs including Rick Graves and Vic Huber.
Shelby has photographed the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, the World Endurance Championship, the American Le Mans Series, Indy, Motor GP, Pirelli World Challenge, Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance and Laguna Seca's Historic Reunion. Besides being one of the few female race photographers, what makes her work so different is her focus on the unique moments that may be overlooked but capture the essence and culture of our time. As people look in one direction, Shelby is looking in another.