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Rizvee Imran : A Passionate Young
Photographer from Bangladesh
by Mark Sean Orr
Raintree County Photography
April 25, 2014
This world is full of faces and every single face has its own name on it, You can call me " Rizvee ".  My full
name is Rizvee Imran . I was born in Chittagong City, Bangladesh. I don't know anything about what I do. I am
just an incredibly gifted dreamer.
- Rizvee Imran
Hi Rizvee. Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for this interview at Collectors World
Online. I am an admirer of your work. Your portraiture in particular is wonderful and engaging. You have a
knack for connecting with your subject and I am interested in hearing your thought process when taking
photos and learn about your part of the world that you so elegantly capture in photographs. Some of your
photos evoke tremendous happiness while others are haunting and melancholic. You seem to be able to do
both equally well. Let's get started.
Faces of the Unknown
Music by: Trading Yesterday
In your emptiness you will find yourself"
by Rizvee Imran
"Ending"
by Rizvee Imran
Little sunshine
by Rizvee Imran
Rizvee Imran - Photographer from Bangladesh
When and where were you born and what was your childhood like?
I was born back in late 90's in Chittagong, Bangladesh . I had a terrible disease when I was a child and was
Smile for the moment
by Rizvee Imran
Your portraiture is some of my favorite. How do you make your subjects feel comfortable? Do you
have any tips for getting people to relax and pose naturally?
Thank you. It is great to know that you like my portraits. Well people are more comfortable when they are
being themselves. When you ask some one for a portrait. Don't tell them what to do, let them be themselves
and they will give their natural look. Don't ask them to smile or to do anything else. When I ask people to pose
for a photo they give a strange look which I don't like. Sometimes they give a natural smile when you put your
camera in their face and oh boy, I love that smile. I stand there and wait for the moment to come and
sometimes I make eye contact with them, I try to read my subject then push the button. You only get a split
second to take the perfect photo. I failed to do that many times. Some people give a weird look when you point
a camera at them and sometimes that turns out to be a very good street portrait. You never know .
Hide and seek
by Rizvee Imran
What about candid shots.....what type of scenes are your favorite to shoot? How do you know when
to click the shutter button? Is it instinct or do you think it is a matter of just being at the right place
at the right time?
Well for the candid shoots. I try to capture the decisive moments. Candid shots are very difficult in my point of
view. You make a single mistake and that photo will go to your rejected list. I don't take candid shots in a hurry.
I try to read my subjects, try to understand what his next move is going to be, wait for the perfect moment to
come and then I click. I have many candid photos in my rejected list. I think it is a combination of instinct and
timing.
Who are your favorite photographers....who has inspired you?
Well this is a very difficult question. I have many favorite photographers. Here are a few that come to mind.
What advice would you give to up and coming photographers?
Photography is becoming more and more popular everyday. Many people calls themselves "photographers"
right after buying a camera, which is really disheartening for me to be honest. If photography is your passion,
just go with the flow and try to discover "photography". Don't open a page on Facebook after buying a
camera. Try to use the camera first, learn the basics and keep learning. Photography is a continuous
learning process. We are all learning from each other. Go step by step, go slow, and never be too proud of
yourself no matter how great you are doing in terms of photography. Try to do photography for a bigger
cause. Try to help people through your photographs. Carry your dreams in your heart and set your mind to
it. You can be anything you want to be. Love what you do, and enjoy what you do.
the boy
by Rizvee Imran
Is it your plan to make photography your main profession?
No man, photography is my passion, not my profession but In Sha Allah, I will be doing photography
throughout my lifetime. I want to join Military Forces, I will continue photography from there.

Anything you would like to add?
Don't just dream, wake up, chase your dreams, work hard for your dreams and one day you will reach your
destination. Thank you Mark. Take Care.

Thanks Rizvee for taking the time to answer these questions. I think you have a wonderful future awaiting you
in photography and everything else you pursue.  
Portrait of an old farmer
by Rizvee Imran
Light up the darkness
by Rizvee Imran