The Los Angeles-based photog sustained critical injuries last month after he lost control of his Mercedes while traveling in Malibu. Witnesses told TMZ that Hyde's vehicle went over an embankment and fell 200 feet from the main road. The Virginia-native reportedly began having seizures after the crash and was subsequently airlifted the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A female passenger was also hospitalized.
Shortly after the accident, Kim went to social media asking for prayers: "I'm trying to find the perfect picture but I don't want to share them. We were saving these for our book," she wrote. "Angels are surrounding you. I'm praying so hard for you. Please be ok. Please come back."
Nearly one month after the accident, the Wests announced they've donated $25,000 to help pay for Hyde's medical bills. TMZ reports the couple decided to make the donation public to bring more attention to a GoFundMe campaign set up to support the photographer and his family. Thanks to the Wests' contribution, the campaign has nearly tripled its initial goal.
Those who would like to donate to the cause can do so here.
Since moving to L.A. five years ago, Hyde has expanded his portfolio with notable work. In addition to conducting shoots for Complex, he has also shot big-name celebrities like Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Snoop Dogg, Migos, and Tyler, the Creator. Hyde is most known, however, for his Bo Derek-inspired photo shoot starring Kim.
"[Kim] was literally the coolest person I've ever worked with, and I'm not just saying that to kiss ass or whatever," Hyde told Complex earlier this year. "The reason she was so cool was because I could give her direction and she would listen to it. She wouldn't say, 'Oh, I don't like this side of me,' or 'I don't like this.' She was so easy to work with. I didn't feel nervous or pressured or anything. She trusted my vision, so that was really cool."