Born in Tehran and raised in Europe and the United States, Iran, Issa-Khan began her photography career in the late 1970’s studying with William Minor, Jr. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Issa-Khan photographed Paulina Porizkova, Christy Turlington, Iman, Andie MacDowell, Talisa Soto, and other supermodels whose images have appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and in numerous editorials and advertising campaigns in the United States, Europe and Latin America.
Her portrait retrospective includes designers and their families such as Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, the Ferragamo family, the Fendi family, Prince Egon and Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina and Reinaldo Herrera, and Paloma Picasso. Issa-Khan also produced the images for Ms. Picasso’s international advertising campaigns. In addition, she photographed Nancy Reagan in the White House, The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace, President and Mrs. Pastrana of Colombia, Baron David and Baroness Olympia de Rothschild in Paris, and artist Rufino Tamayo in Mexico.
In 2000, Issa-Khan transitioned from photographing beautiful people and celebrities to flowers and other objects of nature. Her new photographic work has captured the sensuality of flowers, tropical plants, seashells and numerous flora and fauna, immediately translating their natural beauty into sensuous art forms.
The artist lives and works between Miami and New York City.