ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPHER. BLOGGER.
The Grand Nephew of Etta and Claribel Cone who gifted the Baltimore Museum of Art with the greatest modern art collection in America, Billy latently came on to the art scene in the 80's with paintings and later Matisse-like Picassoesque drawings. His photography is what he is known best for. Robert Doisneau and Cartier-Bresson come to mind.
"When you look at my photographs you see first and foremost, freedom. By the Grace of God I have been free all my life to take any picture that I imagined to be beautiful and timeless forever. For many, my black and whites send chills and bring back the past of over 100 years. People love my statues."
Undercurrent created the interior of its restaurant out of Billy Cone's statues of Paris.
A gifted and self-taught eternal student. Trained at S.P.E.O.S. in Paris to shoot the nude and portraiture, Billy chose to run with it. His four coffee table books are purest edition "what art is about" in his words.