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Bangladesh. DAY 8- The Downside of being a Celebrity


We went to a local market; the faint smell of fresh chilies was mixed with the earthy tones of burlap sacks filled with potatoes.  

As if on cue, we all split up to try and capture our respective moments.  It was here that I felt what it must feel like to be a celebrity. We were probably one of the few tourists ever to stop there and I quickly amassed quite a crowd of curious on-lookers. Everywhere I went I was followed by 10 -20 curious locals, all asking me my name and my nationality or asking to have their photo taken. “Trump! Trump?!”

            (my entourage)

For a portrait photographer this is, perhaps a dream.  But having an entourage can be very counter-productive to capturing spontaneous moments, feelings, and emotions. I decided to put my cameras down, grab a chai, and watch the world go by.

Lunch/Dinner: Chicken Biriyani

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Bangladesh. DAY 7- Dreamscape

The next morning the roads to the airport were thick with morning mist; this offered an amazing opportunity to take photos of farmers walking through this eerie, dreamy landscape.

We found our way to another brick factory and once again I jumped right in to try and document what so few of us have gotten to see with our own eyes- always trying to document not only the sights but also trying to capture the essence of the atmosphere.

When we finally made it to the airport we were disappointed to hear that our flight to Sylhet was delayed six hours.  Resolving to make the most of it, we decided to go to the nearby train station.