Taking portraits isn’t my strong point when it comes to photography. I’ll admit that because I hardly taken them and it’s not something I think of when picking up my camera. But as in life, one should not dissuade from doing it because you don’t think you can pull it off or trying to follow the acute ‘how to take portraits photos like pros’ route. Rather take portraits how YOU WANT TO TAKE THEM. That’s how I approached it.
They say a portrait should tell a story, and that story should relate to the person in the photo. But it’s impossible to tell a story of a person in one photo due to the innate nature of humans in that we are too complex to sum up in one image.
The following sets of portraits were taken between 2008 and 2015 when I visited Bangladesh. During the visits I took time to photograph the people that were around me and to capture something special about what makes them unique.
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