Well, I really haven’t been… yet… but would really like to be.( hint??) This is his very clever and catchy tag line, which of course is a perfect fit with his super cool name, and which is superimposed over his images as you scroll down on his blog, billykidd.blogspot.com I love his intimate, raw and gritty style, which he somehow manages to shake some sweet angelic dust over, giving us portraits of beautiful girls and boys that just give it up, all of it, their essence, their insides, their feelings. He is down to earth, no superficial fashionista dogma or emotional manipulation tricks in this work, he is just a regular cool guy giving us the gift of the real deal. And oh how refreshing it is…..
Kidd is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but lives in Brooklyn. He’s only been able to call himself a photographer since 2007, “I was horrible,” he says. “I didn’t have any inspiration, and didn’t connect photography with art. It wasn’t until I shot a friend – a woman – that I shot anything good.” His simplicity ( on every level ) is his weapon, no fuss, no ego, he captures his images with a Canon 5d mark II. The images I have selected are in three sections, editorial/portraits, then his haunting and heartbreakingly gorgeous flowers, and finally a collaboration he and his girlfriend Heather Huey‘s did of her badass accessories, (show of collab at Clic Gallery September 6th, invite below). And in honor of No Doubt’s “Simmer Down” , I had to throw in his supercool, psychedelic portrait of them.
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival