Billy Kidd was born in 1980 in Panama City, Florida. He traveled the country many times before settling in Arizona where he grew up, the desert shaped his way of seeing light and color.
'IN THE WATER LIES MY BODY'
SIMONE THOMPSON WAS SHOT BY BILLY KIDD
Billy was raised on the Smurfs, Snorks, Thundercats and He-Man cartoons. As he taught himself photography, he was influenced by Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Jacques-Andre Boiffard, Weegee and Helen Levitt, but mostly by Irving Penn.
WINNIE HARLOW for VOGUE INDIA, COVERSTORY
In 2009, Billy moved to New York and began focusing on daylight portraits, an exercise that allowed him to develop a unique ability to direct models, encouraging and allowing them to be truly expressive.
His portraits include George Bush Jr., Jeff Koons, Jim Carrey, Willem Dafoe, Pharell Williams, Lin Manuel Miranda, Olivier Rousteing, Ethan Hawke, Glenn Close, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Eva Green, Brie Larson and many more.
LIN MANUEL MIRANDA
Billy collaborates with magazines such as Mr. Porter, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, W, Interview, Numero, Numero Homme, L'Officiel Hommes Italia, WSJ, Le Monde, Porter, Variety, King Kong and Zoo Magazine.
SIDRA BELL DANCE NY
RAG & BONE
He shoots for clients Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dom Perignon, Theory, Rag & Bone, Nike, Barneys, Carolina Herrera, and ERES among others.
L'OFFICIEL HOMMES ITALIA
'Heather Huey was shot by Billy Kidd' is a lyrical, sensually-charged photographic exploration of the complicity between the artist and model as both lovers and creative partners.
'HEATHER HUE WAS SHOT BY BILLY KIDD'
“A sensitive boy.” is a photographic series of self portraits exploring the emotions men are programmed not to share and a deep dive into his experiences that created the bravado.
'A SENSITIVE BOY'
'The language and poetry of flowers' is a new NFT series by Billy Kidd exploring the coloration of white flowers.
'THE LANGUAGE AND POETRY OF FLOWERS'
Billy Kidd was the recipient of a JURY AWARD for his King Kong cover - The Agents Club Photography Awards '21, category 'Fashion Cover Women'.
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