This project was quoted from Kickstarter.com
“Our Project is about the human body and fashion, told in blatantly frank, erotic, and beautiful images, between an artist and his lover.
A love story…
It begins with a milliner from New York and a photographer from Phoenix, Arizona.
Heather’s story: I grew up in New York, a shy academic who veered off course to study art in college, which led to a major in architecture. By the time I graduated [summa cum laude] from Fordham University, I didn’t know where my happiness lay but I knew it wasn’t in architecture. After several millinery classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I left to start my eponymous brand…too naive and inexperienced to fully grasp the struggle ahead.
Seven years later, I’m still surprised that a socially awkward, reclusive girl could make a name for herself based solely on her work and word of mouth by those who believed in her enough to speak the words she herself could never give voice to. This small homegrown label would expand to not only be known for a varied range of headpieces, but for body cages that have been photographed in Vogue Italia, Interview, Vogue Korea, Vogue China, V, etc.
Despite the professional accolades, I still maintain a quiet existence; happiest working in my studio. Since being with Billy, he has drawn me outside of my private little bubble to show a beauty that he sees in me that I never believed I possessed.
Billy’s story: I grew up in Phoenix, AZ after my family moved from Panama City, FL when I was 6. I’ll skip over the many adventures and jump straight to what I think is important here. I moved to New York in 2010 with the goal of assisting Irving Penn, unfortunately a month after getting here he passed away, so I had to go out on my own and start my career.
Since meeting Heather, she has helped me evolve into an artist; following my instincts to make what feels right, to allow the process to be organic and create what is already there.
Billy+Heather’s story: Billy shot Heather’s work months before they would actually meet. And they would start dating months after they met. And since that first fateful date over a year and a half ago, they have supported and elevated each-others individual pursuits with the addition of their collaborative projects…like this one”