Ideas_R_Bulletproof

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it comes naturally….. you really don’t need an artist’s brushes to paint a colourful skies this time of the year…. its Autumn… so, expecting a colour-fest in the heavens almost on a daily basis now….

the photo was taken at Basila, Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 01 September 2014….. oh, the flags in the picture?…. those are battered Argentine and Brazilian flags still flying long after the expiry of the craze called World Cup Football….

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your road; my home…… sometimes life stands still right on the edge of speed…. just stands there in motion…. restless and static stand side by side…. may be its the irony of life…. one man’s entire life is shorter than another man’s one night’s sleep…. such contrasts are nowhere more apparent than in the cosmopolitan cities….

taken at Gabtoli, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 06 August 2014

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still throwing anchor….. the Buriganga and the Turag Rivers around Dhaka City have almost reached their death in recent years…. activists have tried hard to save the rivers… the rivers still play a very important role in goods transportation…. but apparently that hasn’t been enough of a push…. even though a lot of people have ceased to depend on the rivers, there are some who still look towards the rivers for their livelihood…. wide open waterscape at Ashulia, on the northern edge of Dhaka City attract city dwellers there during the rainy season…. boats like these provide people with a short recreational ride….. when recreational space inside the crowded city is that scarce, the almost dead rivers try hard to cling on….

the photo was taken at Ashulia, Dhaka; 03 August 2014

never go out without the light…… available light is what you make available to yourself….. I titled this picture “womanhood”…. a very personal story…. 2011 March…. we traveled to Sylhet…. family tour…. still went through with some photos…. portraits mostly….. I didn’t really think that I would come back from there with one of my favourite portraits….. sometime it just doesn’t come in a planned way….. you just have to grab your chance when it comes…. I tried to portray what I saw and felt about the environment….. it wasn’t all spontaneous…. it was a set-piece… yet, had to portray what it really was like…. I couldn’t move away from the real story….. I used artificial lighting mixed with daylight…. but more importantly, the mood in the photo wasn’t possible at all without artificial lighting….

I took my chances with the lights because they were available with me and I had enough time to set-up and adjust…. but it just shows the power of artificial light…. there was a time when I used to be afraid to use a flash…. now, I can hardly think of going anywhere without a flash…. my thoughts changed….

it was nearly a craze at that time…. 2009-2010…. we became ‘strobists’, shooting with off-camera flashes… and we didn’t have to work too hard to create a community…. the outputs automatically pushed the community forward…. but something happened down the line which gradually made the community disappear…. it wasn’t just the fun…. it was the friendship that resulted from those activities that I miss the most…. after all, its the memories that matter…. we chew on to those for many years to come…..