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. Shot by photographer Billy Kidd, these abstract black and white images feature milliner Heather Huey obscuring her kinetic, blurred nude form with her own futuristic body cage, braid and cocoon designs. The resultant body of work obliquely invokes the spirit of Man Ray and Lee Miller while also remaining a unique statement of a time when fashion and art are more symbiotic than ever.
Designed by Alex Wiederin.
- 8.5” x 11.5”
- Limited edition of 500
- Hard Bound
- 52 pages
- Matte paper/Gloss over images
This body of work is influenced by a series I am working on with my photography.
They crawled up my leg and into the skin.
They kept creeping and crawling until my body was no more.
I have a reoccurring nightmare of beetles crawling up my leg, and then going into my skin. The nightmare starts with a single beetle. The skin heals over the bug, but the bug keeps crawling. More and more beetles crawl on my body, until I am completely covered. My body disintegrates into a pile of bugs, and then I wake up.
At first, I thought the nightmare was just about my anxiety and my sensitive skin. I have finally started realizing what the bug truly represents, although I am not yet ready to share that information.
Made these! Hand sewn.
Lace neck piece in progress. Almost done.