Solitary: In this picture a women lonely stand in front of seashore at Cox Bazar in south part of Bangladesh a longest see beach in Bangladesh. She watches a beautiful sunset I think she really feels a strong emotions and spending her own unexpected moment with see-sound and uncountable waves. I snapped this photograph with my own emotion and found a beautiful silhouette form . . .
Everyday Life: In this picture a group of people bringing a timber I took this picture at the place of old part of Dhaka near Buringa River in Bangladesh. I am trying to capture their rhythm and line, when I see of them they really attract me. After taking this picture I talked with them, they work as a day labor, every day they carrying a lot of timber its timber come to Dhaka by boat from the different district of Bangladesh. I was there for covering my assignment. © Monirul Alam
visit: Prothom Alo
The images of the surrounding things are transmitted to senses, and the senses transmit them to the organ of perception, and the organ of perception transmits them to the “Sensus Communies” and by it they are imprinted on the memory, and are retained there more or less distinctly according to the importance or power of the thing given . . .
During my photographic graduation degree studies since June 2000 to July 2003 at PATHSHALA, South Asian Media Academy in Bangladesh, I used a homemade scrap book like a diary where I written my thought, sketch, Images, notes etc.
One of my teacher Kirsten Clair ( British ) several time told us maintain diary but I am not too serious about it here I am remember my another teacher Shahidul Alam ( Bangladeshi) said studies never ended, it should continue until your death. Several time several countries master photographer’s / photojournalist’s came to Pathshalala and they conduct a workshop, sharing their works and thought, during our workshop we the students of Pathshala learned more things like technique, aesthetic, presentation, some time we debate our thought with our guest lecture it is rally the good time where we spent, finally we know the importance of visual language and applied our leaving lives.
Here I share one thought, HOW TO LEARN THE VISUAL LANGUAGE it is more important rather than your traditional studies. According to the note books of Leonardo da vince art study, as a visual artist must learn how the eye functions, how the shapes, size and recession of object that are put in its way can be co-ordinate. The play of light on their surfaces; he must also study their structure and life . . .
“As I’m standing on this shore,
Can you see I need more?
My hearts wish is just to know
what it’s like in the ever glow. . .”
Near and Far: In this picture a little child sits on the beach early in the morning, her name is Sonali, she actually wait her father who and other fisherman catches fish on the seashore. It is the place of Island named, St. Martin Island in the northeast part of the Bay of Bengal. The St. Martin Island is the only coral Island in the Bangladesh. I was there with my family tour and captured a beautiful life and moment which I remember. © Monirul Alam
As a night sky watcher I took these pictures of the full moon from my house roof tops at old Dhaka, Bangladesh. I really happy each and every moment I enjoyed- share with you.
A full moon rises over the old Dhaka sky on 31 August 2012.This is the second full moon this month and is considered a ‘blue moon’ which happens every few years.According to modern folklore, a Blue Moon is the second full moon of a calendar month. The next will not be until 2015.
August 2012 is a month with two full moons. And, by popular acclaim, that means it’s a Blue Moon month – but Blue in name only. That’s because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. The first full moon was August 1. The second full moon is today – August 31, 2012. The second full moon of August 2012 is the Blue Moon. Happy Blue Moon, everyone!
-monirul alam / old dhaka
1 September 2012
© Monirul Alam