Kerry Daly Bellinger's series of instant portraits chronicle what seem like first impressions. She gives us details of her subjects but nothing concrete, leaving the viewer with a sense of mystery. Her series of composites make up a technique she describes as "thin-slicing”: being able to get a feeling, reaction, or impression of a person based on small pieces of information. She uses instant Fuji film for her project because they develop almost instantly, much like your opinion when you size up a person: you look at key details and quickly make an assessment of them. The nature of the film also has a pure and straight quality, not being manipulated in any way from camera to positive, complimenting the instant notion of the series. Connect with her on her Website!
About the Photographer:
Kerry holds a B.F.A. in Visual Communications from the University of Michigan-Flint. She lives with her husband and two dogs in mid-Michigan and enjoys spending time in nature. She has a huge soft spot for toy cameras and instant photography. Connect with her on her Website!