"What will our children do in the morning if they do not see us fly?" #rumi #love #life #instantlovestory, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 8 x 10"

“What will our children do in the morning if they do not see us fly?” #rumi #love #life #instantlovestory, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 8 x 10″

Kerry Payne

Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives you a fairy tale.  It was love at first sight. They agreed to go slow.  He came to dinner and never again left.  This is their story of Instant Love.

Kerry Payne (New York, NY) is an Australian photographer based in New York City. She is drawn to the healing power of photography – a tool she uses for exploring and acknowledging emotions as guides to the path of happiness. Her current project, The Children (I Never Had) pays tribute to the bloody emotional battle of hope and loss, played out month after month, behind doors, by millions of women worldwide in their fruitless quest to become mothers. Her long term project Left Behind probes the complicated grief facing those left behind when somebody they love dies by suicide.  To be reminded of the loveliness of this world, in between she shoots the love story between her and her husband.
Kerry has studied photography, documentary filmmaking and writing at the International Center for Photography, School of Visual Arts and New York University. Her work has been published worldwide by publications such as Marie Claire Magazine, Esquire.com, The Sydney Morning Herald, Revista Photo Magazine, The Huffington Post and Burn Magazine.  She has participated in several group projections and exhibitions. Her current project Left Behind was exhibited on billboards throughout Sydney, Australia and at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC in June 2013. Her nonprofit clients include The United Nations Foundation, where she is a Senior Fellow of #instacorp, and the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.