An Exclusive Interview with Imran Choudhury

A shutter bug from Norrköping, Sweden, Imran Choudhury is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who is a fun-loving, adventure-craving, always go to the other direction type boy. He is restless rebel with an unpredictable nature. Bright but unbridled. He tends to seek out wild experiences over new ideas. People are frustrated by his great potential, but he loves his unconventional life. His strength is his thirst for adventure, and his weakness is not taking time for slow pleasures. At the very beginning of photography, it was just a hobby for him, but it became a passion. It attracts him a lot. He loves to play with colors and new ideas. Back in 2009 he bought his first own camera Canon EOS 400D. Right now he is using Canon EOS 600D.

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.

An Exclusive Interview with Imran Choudhury

Light & Composition: Hello, Imran Choudhury. How does it feel, being selected as the winner of Photo of the Month, 2nd Place, May 2012?

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.

L&C: The photograph, “Need One?” which was selected as Photo of the Month, is a beautiful Black & White Photograph with an artistic perspective, correct lighting, and very well presented. Overall, this is a great composition! Tell us more about your experience of taking this photograph.

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.

Need One? by Imran Choudhury

Need One? by Imran Choudhury

L&C: Besides this winning photograph, many people liked and voted for several others of your photographs in the Photo of the Month contest. You must be proud. How do you see your journey to the world of photography so far?

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.

L&C: As we know, you are originally from Bangladesh, which has its own rich diverse cultural and artistic heritage. Do you think depicting life in Bangladesh portrays a different essence? How much does that influence your work?

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.

L&C: One of the keys to any style of photography is visualization. Please tell us how you started this process and what you did afterwards.
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.

L&C: Are you involved with any photography organizations? How does this help you in your photography?
Imran: No. I am not involved in any photography organization. Till now I am learning from my mistakes.
L&C: What advice would you give our readers who want to take part in the journey around the world with Photo of the Day?
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.

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9 years ago

Congratulation my friend.. Carry on..