Updated: Dec 17, 2020
Meer Sadi a Dhaka,Bangladesh freelancer photographer how is capturing Dhaka city with an unique style to see the city from a very unseen angle.
"I was born and brought up here in Dhaka, Bangladesh. My photography journey started in 2009, when I started falling in love with photography. I was a beginner freelance graphic designer at the time. So one day, while searching for stock photos for a project, I came across Flickr and I was simply overwhelmed and amazed by the photos that were taken by some brilliant Bangladeshi photographers."
"I decided then that I would definitely try to learn the craft of photography and that is how everything started. It might sound as a cliché, but like anyone I wanted my work to be different and to stand out. In order to do that I had to choose something that hasn’t been done before by many or perhaps anyone at all in my home country. I have always been fascinated by different buildings and structures and how everything is interconnected within a city and hence I chose cityscape photography. I’m not very good with people so Street or Lifestyle photography wasn’t ideal for me. Also, being a resident of the city I have always wanted to portray it the way I’ve seen it through my lens."
You see, a popular image of Bangladesh to the outside world is that it is basically a poor country (which there is no denying it is) with countless issues (a lot of which are true). What I set out to do through my work was to change that perception a little, there are other aspects to it and I wanted to share how one of the world’s most densely populated city looks from a wider perspective and from above. I decided to start working on a series about Dhaka in 2011 but I wasn’t very serious about it until 2012-2013. From 2012, I started visiting different locations for photos. I started connecting with a lot of people online. I had to go through a lot of trouble to get access to the high-rise building rooftops. But with time and a lot of persuasion I managed the permission and got the shots I wanted.
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