If you’re following any handful of Art blogs on tumblr, chances are you have seen the work of Billy Kidd on your dashboard.
Billy is an NYC-based fashion/photographer. He invokes a distinct connection with his carefully-chosen subjects, revealed in photosets which embellish his portfolio.
He and his counterpart, fashion designer Heather Huey, have plans for an exhibition at Soho’s Clic Gallery in late summer ‘12. To assist with the cost of printing and preparation, Billy has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to support the project, and has put up some great donor rewards for incentive.
Take some time to look through Billy’s work, and consider making a donation.
‘xylem’ is taken from the classical greek word for wood. the xylem tissue is recognized as that which transports nutrients and water beginning from the soil into the roots to the trunk and leaves of every tree. the project is built from millions of human bodies, representative of the energetic connection between nature and humanity. the piece appears to be a levitating forest, the roots and branches equally exposed and constructed from million nude bodies.
the production of the large-scale image began in june of 2010 and was completed the following year after three photo shoots and hundreds of models who were photographed in three separate locations in the artist’s NYC base. after capturing photos of the group of bare bodies in various formations, musco compiled the images, digitally editing over 1 million bodies in order to form the intricate forest scene.
explanation of the artist’s general process by musco