After teaming up with Disha Khakheria, it is clear that she is one of the most original emerging photographers in Houston, TX. Her work visualizes emotion in a way that somehow feels familiar yet new. She captures the subtle moments that transcend a single image and reminds us of the story behind every flash. We are extremely excited to introduce our collaboration with Disha and get her views on photography and art.

When/How did you get started in photography?

I started in 2013 I had finally saved enough to purchase my very first camera which was a T3. At the time I was dealing a lot with depression and I used photography as an outlet for that. It was a good distraction and ultimately became something I really enjoyed.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

I would have to say I focus primarily on color and perspective. What I mean by that is I like to use color to create a specific type of moods and like to shoot in different perspectives to create depth. I like my photos to be minimal yet interesting and I like my photographs to be natural not forced.

What drew you to photography?

I would have to say my first film photography class! I was interested in learning about traditional processes and in general I wanted to gain more insight on the medium. Another big thing that drew me to photography was how with photography you are constantly learning something new every time.

Are there any artists or works that have inspired you?

Shae De Tar (@shaedetar) is one photographer I admire a lot, the things she does with color are amazing. I like how she experiments with different mediums on her photographs and doesn’t just stick to one particular style. She pushes the limit and you can see that in her work!

Could you describe your creative vision for this shoot with BKBT?

When I was thinking about this shoot for some reason the word solitude popped up in my head. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to use a deserted beach as the setting. I wanted the photos to be neutral, not too much color or things around. It needed to be subtle enough to create a vast and clear feeling.

What’s next for you?

I want to continue focusing on my work and developing more as an artists. I want to keep experimenting and  I most certainly want to continue to collaborate with other artists.