BokenTree’s mission is to provide a safe and protective environment for young and upcoming artists to experiment their ideas . The fragility of thought needs to be nurtured and grown for us to have a world where empowered artists are bold enough to tackle strong and necessary subjects by their own convictions. Our mission is to be the fertile ground where their ideas and thoughts can grow, where criticism is the food that feds the passion to do better, to collaborate, to bring out untold emotions. Our artists will also have a safe playground where they can exhibit their works to a few or to many thereby getting them inches closer to their goals and their destinations. We also intend to make Trivandrum the art capital of Kerala where real art and artists, culture and heritage thrive and flourish.
“ A Photograph Helps People Feel. More than See. ”
Disposing conventional wisdom and neglecting to go down the well trodden and thorn free path of an engineering or IT career which was the least risky and most sought after path for most of the educated young generation, Kishore decided to try a new route, one which would evoke curiosity and ignite unvarnished creativity.
A picture always spoke a thousand words. To ignite an emotion through an inanimate image, on a casual observer, was a scintillating thought and an action that needed practice and more importantly patience.
He enrolled at the Light and Life academy, the first and only professional photography institute in India then. Capturing light was institutionalised in his mind. Opportunities once again beckoned, at the end of his study, at the academy to go back to conventional jobs but he decided to setup something to follow his true passion. BokehTree was born at that moment.
To bring his passion into existence and to convert emotions through images, Kishore needed a tranquil place where he could experiment and play with curiosity. The BokehTree Studio, visualised and created by Kishore, is a state of the art photography studio set in the capital of Kerala, that epitomises joyful serenity. Equipped with the latest photography instruments, lighting accessories and facilities, the Studio is an edifice that invokes calm, joy and exuberant creativity in an abundant space.
Since its inception and given its young age, the BokehTree team along with it’s Studio has been privileged to handle some very high profile work and is garnering a name for quality amongst its peers and artists, who endure to capture themselves or their subjects in the most optimal conditions.
BokehTree pays homage to the path taken by its founder. Bokeh symbolises the visual appeal of the out-of-focus areas of an image. The Tree, symbolises life. Here we pay respect to our teachers at the Light and Life academy and also the life that photography has opened up for us..