Khushi Mishra, an avid photographer and corporate lawyer by profession is all of 28. And, the exhibition of her photographs, which opened at the India Habitat Centre on Tuesday, is also titled ‘28’. Quiz Mishra about it and she is quick to point out: “It is just a coincidence. The exhibition is titled 28 because it showcases 28 of my photographs and captures the range and diversity of my work over the past three years.”
Mishra’s body of fine art pictures is pretty diverse—from monuments and moments spanning from Srinagar to San Jose in California, she has it all. Her photographs stand out
for their texture, tone, lines, and of course, their compelling composition.
Many of her black and white pictures—especially of the University of Cambridge where she studied law—have a quaint, classy feel. Some photographs on display have been printed on Harman canvas, giving them a painting-like feel.
On display are a few photographs of Delhi too: There is an evocative photograph of the Jama Masjid under renovation with a posse of pigeons fluttering in front of its massive facade. Then there is a beautifully composed picture of Jantar Mantar, which stands out for its colour and composition.
Nature interests her most as a photographer. “What matters most for a photographer is the patience to wait, watch and capture a moment at its best. Besides composition, what you take and leave out in the frame is also very important,” says Mishra, who studied photography at the Light and Life Academy, Ooty.