In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Imran Choudhury, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 24th Month, 2nd Place. Let’s discover more about Imran Choudhury, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.
Imran Choudhury: It feels awesome. It is really great when you got acknowledgement from others for your work. It really gives a boost to do something better than who you are.
Imran: I really like to take the pictures of a simple things, and to represent something else by that, symbolically. I don’t like to take pictures of arranged things, rather prefer myself to look after the things which are hidden among us and give us a massage. It was winter, and that day the snow was falling heavily. I was out, and suddenly saw a taxi beside the road. It was really impossible to walk, and taxi was a better option. The snow in the roof top of that car was representing winter and the taxi sign was a symbol of comfort.
Imran: I am honoured and glad that people liked my photos. Yes, I am proud. Till now I am student of this creative field. I hope the journey is just begin and I hope it will continue for a while.
Imran: Yes, it definitely portrays a different essence. The culture, weather, people, environment everything is so different in Sweden than Bangladesh. I think this contrast influenced my works most. In a sense it influenced me to start taking photographs.
L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Imran: I don’t have a particular choice of a genre. All of them attract me. I like to experiment with all of them.
Imran: One thing I realized. When you start doing photography, your eyes will become lens and your brain will become a sensor. When an interesting thing or a scene catches my eyes, I try to see it from different angel, and then challenge myself to get the best one. Often I try to understand what I want to tell, or show people through my photographs and after that just click.
L&C: Imran, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Imran: Yes. My photographs was exhibited in Bangladesh in 2 different exhibition,and was came 2nd in a competition. They also showed the photo in TV and exhibited it later. Unfortunately I was in Sweden at that time and missed the exhibition.
Imran: No. I am not involved in any photography organization. Till now I am learning from my mistakes.
Imran:Don’t feel shy. Believe in your work. Who knows you are better than what you think.
L&C: Thank you, Imran, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.
Imran: Thank you too. It is also a pleasant experience for me.