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Beauty of Bangladeshi Haor

TTL just came back from it’s monsoon “Haor” visit from Shunamgonj, Sylhet. TTL visits every year to this place to refresh themselves in pure rain water in the middle of huge water land. This year i could not be part of this and was going through the pictures taken by TTLers and I was really wondering by the beauty of Bangladesh…. sometimes i thought i was dreaming… is this the same country where i live in?

I love you Bangladesh and never seen such beauty…..

I just picked some random shots from my friends below:

Means of living
(c) Kamrul Hasan

(c) Riasat Rakin

Breaking Silence
(c) Kamrul Hasan

(c) Audity Ashraf

Haor of Sunamganj
(c) Shudipto Das

Little Cowboy II
(c) Shudipto Das

Before the Storm
(c) Shudipto Das

Soul Dance
(c) Kamrul Hasan

Song of Silence
(c) Kamrul Hasan

Falling Musketeers !!!
(C) Pushan Shaan

Exploring Tanguar Haor
(c) Kamrul Hasan


The school of Artistry

The school of Artistry

Situated in Shadar Ghat of old dhaka the school of artistry where students come to learn performing art. A School full of life and enlighten young faces. A school full of music and tempo.  

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

School of Artistry

(c) Saud A Faisal

Celebration of TTL birthday with a new Dream

This is the 6th time we have celebrated the birthday of Through the Lens or in short TTL.

TTL is one of the most dynamic and active photographic club in Bangladesh which started from an online Flickr based group with its unique idea of giving a platform for all kind of photographer. From its creation on 26th March 2007 TTL is playing a major role in Bangladeshi photographic arena. I really like to mention that some very early members like Shudipto, Ahmed Sharif, Kamrul Hasan, Avik Aninda Kabir, Tahmud Munaz, Kamal Pasha, Ariful Bhuiyan and few more who are know the members of TTL Management team has contributed a lot to make TTL to most prominent name in photography.

The beauty of TTL is this is an open forum and anyone from any geographical location , profession or status can be a part of TTL … can be a TTLer.

This time we celebrated TTL’s 6th birthday at Kozmo Wisdom lounge at Bashundhara with many old and new faces of TTL. As usual a big cake was cut to make that day full of fun and the mingling with members was as usual great.

After 6 years TTL has reached or touched all the milestones now we have to be serious and plan for the next goal. We roamed around the whole country, organized various kinds of photowalks and workshops, created iconic name in photography exhibition – Bangladesh in Frames, started the prestigious award for photographers “Out of the Box” and many more. So now we have to plan for the 2nd stage of TTL … this is the time to focus on organizational issues of TTL and eventually we want to see a Photography Foundation …. we want to see TTL Photography Foundation in near future.


(c) Arif Hafiz


(c) Pusan Shan

Songs from Shahbag is available now

“Songs of Shahbag” is a collaborative album with Bangladeshi and International artists to document songs, art and poetry inspired by the Shahbag Movement.

Songs from Shahbag a collaboration of 115 artists who worked to make this 30 song double disc happen. It will be available is major shops in Bangladesh from next week.

The Album featuring below artist:

Kabir Suman কবীর সুমন
Bassbaba – Sumon
Shompa Reza
Dolchhut &Feedback &Parthibo and Renaissance
Labik Kamal Gaurob
Armeen Musa
POONAM & Zaki Aman
Ashique M. Fahim & Simin Saifuddin
Achintya Das
Pritam Ahmed
Austin for Shahbag
Mohona Syed and Manan Syed
Old School Shop
Adnan Rushdi

The CD cover was designed by Moyeenul Alam and feeling really proud that he used my picture as the Cover.


Here is the original pictures :

Feeling really proud to be part of the great initiative.

Hope we all buy one copy of this CD



TTL turns 6 and the dream continues

Today is the 42nd birthday of Bangladesh and the whole nation is celebrating it with joy.

Today TTL also turned to 6.

“Through The Lens” photographic group has crossed 6 successful years. Over these 6 years TTL has defiantly changed the photographic arena of Bangladesh. TTL has seen and represented Bangladesh as it was never done before. TTLers is roaming around the country with their camera and capturing the beauty of it.

TTL introduced new idea and concept of creating platform for photographers by its iconic annual Exhibition “Bangladesh in Frames”. Working and promoting photographers every year by awarding in the ” Out of the Box” contest with many kind of workshop, short courses, online training and regular “Photo Adda” has certainly changed the conventional photographic practice of the country.

We the members of TTL is a member of a big family. We have seen and overcame all the hurdles TTL came across. We celebrate together …..we share the joy…

This is our dream and it will continue….

Happy Birthday TTL and long live the bonding…


The group photo of BIF 3
(C) Ahmed Sharif

Photo exhibition “Patterns of life” by Saud A Faisal


“Patterns of life” is going to be my 2nd solo exhibition at Kozmo Wisdom lounge Bashundhara. I compiled around 24 individual pictures for this exhibition taken mostly during last few years. I tried to short list pictures with a unique life that is composed with a visual pattern. This will be interesting for viewers to find at least one visual pattern is each compositions.

Details of the exhibitions:

26th to 4th April 2013 at Kozmo Wisdom lounge

Also TTL’s birthday will be celebrated on the 26th March 5pm.

Hope to see you all.