One of those fairly recent and beneficial features of Google+ has been the inclusion of posts in the main stream that have been +1ed by people you know; through it – because I mainly use Google+ for its photography network – I’ve discovered a lot of new photographers that I might otherwise have missed and this morning I stumbled upon the work of Bangladeshi photographer Mehedi Hasan. I’ve got a great love of street photography and any examples of it that highlight a culture or social standing significantly different from my own are especially outstanding in my opinion. So, without further ado, a selection of some of Mehedi Hasan’s pictures for your appreciation:
This was the photo that first grabbed my attention. Great use of geometry to split the picture up and lead the eyes on a dance across the picture. There’s also an element of illusion in the shot where you’re not quite sure what you’re looking at at first.
This picture contrasts for me the sense of deprivation in the area with an almost carefree attitude in the walking style of the girl.
There’s a lot of skill in that activity. I know I certainly couldn’t do it.
One of Mehedi Hasan’s first uploaded photos and I love this; I don’t know why but it conjures up feelings of romance with the two lovers locked up mere metres apart unable to quite reach one another. Elements of Romeo and Juliet too and the balcony scene.
Mehedi Hasan is on Google+ here.