I reside in an old, historic house in Kansas City, Missouri. Because my house is so unique and often has beautiful lighting from the many windows, I take photos there a lot. I am inspired by many different photographers, and one thing they always emphasize is the importance of taking as many photos as possible. Over time, I have also learned that usually, the first image that you capture will not be the perfect one. I try to take a lot of shots from various angles. My photo “Old Friends” was one of many. I saw my mom and our cat, Daisy, sitting on the windowsill together in our living room. So I asked them to hold still for a minute and captured quite a few photos. When I first saw the negatives, I fell in love with this image. I really enjoy the subjects, setting, and silhouette effect of it. I aim to portray a variety of human emotions, and I really believe this photo does just that, as it depicts loving and warm feelings.
Shera Bhala currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri and attends the Pembroke Hill School. At Pembroke, Shera is an Arts Focus student, with an emphasis on photography.