Worker of a Ship building industry in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a strong background in building ships since ancient times. It is quite natural in that Bangladesh has more than 200 rivers with a total length of about 22,155km plus a long coast line on the Bay of Bengal. It is little known today that Bangladesh was the center of building ocean-going vessels in Asia between the 15th and 17th century.
In the early 19th century, the shipyards of Chittagong built many commercial ships of up to 1,000 tons and also British navy vessels that participated in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Due to this historic prosperous background and also a natural geographical advantage, there are presently more than 200 shipbuilding and ship-repair yards in Bangladesh.
I was born in Bangladesh and by profession I'm an Architect. I have started loving Photography since 1992, when I saw some master's work and I realize this is my world. I am self taught, I learned photography by reading, experimenting and making mistakes. Unavailability of Film in my Home country, In 2007 I started working in digital and it was this new technology that helped transform me from a photographer and into an artist. After a lot of thinking and struggling, I concluded that what I really wanted to do was create images with life, not capture photographs. I have continued to explore many different subjects and styles as my vision constantly changes. So after much hard work, and with a change in my thinking, I transformed myself into an artist.
Early on in my career people would tell me to pick just one thing, focus on it and become known for it. Some suggested that I should choose landscapes and stick with that. However that advice never rang true for me, I did not want choose one thing and I believe that you must do what you love or you'll never be successful. I like to focus on my subject and my vision, not on my equipment or the processes. So I shoot simple and light, carrying just what I need. I work alone, I cannot relax if someone is with me and I feel like I'm holding them up, even other photographers or my family! And I must not have any other commitments for that day because I do not want to feel rushed or have to quite at a certain time. I cannot be creative if there are any distractions or constraints on me.
Photography, for me, is a way of life and a fantastic one. And if it is a 'way of life' for you, you are passionate about it every moment of the day - and often in your dreams, as well. That's what it is for me - and more. Connect with Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan on:
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.