Photos by Sharifa Khan.

Photo by my wonderful, supportive, Harry Potter obsessed younger sister Sameeha.

Photo by my wonderful, supportive, Harry Potter obsessed younger sister Sameeha.

Hey, I'm Sharifa aka Shay! As I type this a couple is arguing somewhere in the distance and the bass of music can be heard from blocks away. Point? The world is a noisy, messy place where much of human interaction is riddled with bad execution and good intention. In that world, I have chased after photography to keep me sane.

I usually come across an idea that sparks emotion in my brain which then translates into imagery that invokes prose to match. Taking photos is my way of making human feeling visible in a way that can resonate with all walks of life.

I am a Queens native of Indo-Caribbean descent who loves fried eggs, symmetrical architecture, and long walks on the beach. Also the oxford comma - much love for that too.