First of all I must tell you guys that I am not really a photographer, never had any formal education on photography, never read any books on it as well. Until this year I've never been to a photo exhibition. All I do is take pictures of my surroundings wherever I may be and it gives me such great pleasure which I simply cannot describe. And one more thing....I like a bit of entertainment.

 

I will forever be grateful to this great man www.flickr.com/people/75860382@N02/ for giving me the gift of the PRO account and that too for two years from today 17/03/2012. Sardar Thank you my brother.

 

N A Y E E M. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

 

Name : Nayeem Kalam

Date of birth : October 12, 1974

Adress : No. 2, Rabia Rahman Lane

Chittagong, Bangladesh

 

Facebook : www.facebook.com/nayeem.kalam

  

My gear :

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Body : Leica R6.2 (my all time favorite )

Leica R9

 

Lenses : Summilux R 35mm f/1,4 non ROM 3 Cam

Summilux R 50mm f/1,4 ROM E60

Summilux R 80mm f/1,4 non ROM 3 Cam.

 

ALL SOLD.

 

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Latest buy : June the 6th 2009.

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Nikon F6

AF Nikkor 85mm f/1,8 D

AF Nikkor 50mm f/1,4

AF Nikkor 35mm f/2 D

AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 D ED-IF

 

ALL SOLD.

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November 10, 2009

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Canon EOS 5D

Canon EF 50mm f/1,4 USM sold

 

Canon EF 24mm f/1,4L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM sold

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November 29, 2012

 

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Canon 85mm f/1,2 II L

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November 25. 2013

 

Canon 1Ds Mark III

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December 12, 2013

 

Canon 50L 1,2

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I don't use zoom lenses....

....and I don't use a flash.

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I prefer my photographs in black and white but its hard here. I never tried PHOTOSHOP and I am not a fan of HDR. I hate to edit my photos as I am famous for being EXTREMELY LAZY.

  

I have had an extraordinary life, full of unbelievable encounters like a fairytale. I had my first SLR when I was a teenager and I did shoot many a photo full of magical moments which I don't have with me anymore. These pictures are from the latter part of my life.

  

Anyway, I hope my photographs speaks of me and my life and I also hope that you enjoy them.

 

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Important Note : PLEASE ASK ME BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO USE MY IMAGES IN ANY WAY....Thank you all.

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  • JoinedJune 2008
  • OccupationFREELANCE
  • HometownChittagong
  • Current cityChittagong
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R Pedrini says:

Outstanding photography! Amazing photos.. one can spend hours looking at these photos and it will feel like just seconds..

April 29, 2019

Few minutes ago I just entered in my office. I donno why I dare to write a testimony on a person I most admire in photography arena. I can definitely say one thing about this amazing person and photographer for whom I try to come in flickr everyday and looks for his new photographs. I forgot from when I am following h… Read more

Few minutes ago I just entered in my office. I donno why I dare to write a testimony on a person I most admire in photography arena. I can definitely say one thing about this amazing person and photographer for whom I try to come in flickr everyday and looks for his new photographs. I forgot from when I am following him on flickr but it became a regular part of my journey to fly through his flickr photostream. I have found no one ever in my photographic journey such an wonderful storyteller with extreme honest words through his writing and photographs. I pray to almighty for his long life so that we might see his amazing works..... Just one thing for Mr. Nayeem kalam "You are extraordinary" ..................

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August 18, 2015
branko_ says:

Great Photo Raconteur, thanks for the laughs. B.

October 1, 2013

Every time when I visit your stream, I feel so damn jealous. >.< You are an extreme talent. "Respect" \m/

July 10, 2013

I love this guy's work. He takes a great picture and tells a superb story. And this happens almost every day. No holes barred, this man lays his life out on a plate. Thanks for the rich food Nayeem. Cheers!

March 2, 2013

I don't know him, only saw the photographs. His shots seems simple, easy to replicate. But that's only a deception. The level of intimacy he achieves with his subjects is simply extraordinary. His works tell me stories, connects with me, makes me think I've known the subjects a long time. Always able to touch my heart.… Read more

I don't know him, only saw the photographs. His shots seems simple, easy to replicate. But that's only a deception. The level of intimacy he achieves with his subjects is simply extraordinary. His works tell me stories, connects with me, makes me think I've known the subjects a long time. Always able to touch my heart. I can go to those subjects on those locations but I won't be able to get those pure unmasked expressions, that sense of trust. That's why he is an artist to me. I look forward to meet him someday...

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December 4, 2012

To be true, i don't really know him. But it changes since he post the comments on my newest photostream. Then, there was the started the journey to "his world". Image after image, and text after text was striking my mind---and while i keep scrolling the image of life of him, i was thinking does his image near to end… Read more

To be true, i don't really know him. But it changes since he post the comments on my newest photostream. Then, there was the started the journey to "his world". Image after image, and text after text was striking my mind---and while i keep scrolling the image of life of him, i was thinking does his image near to end, since i noticed 2000+ image on his photostream!! I really enjoy his story and thing had been turnmoil on his surrounding and his heart. I got really amazed by you my friend! The other side of photography world and the meaning of it! You don't seek beauty on your photographs, but rather try to share how's your loved on photography itself! This is really something to me. And for now on, i'd changed you as a friend. I am such honor to have you on my contact :)

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November 28, 2012

To some he is a brilliant photographer for others an inspiration .. A great story teller .. i love his work .. and wish to meet him some day ..

March 3, 2012
.waseq. says:

I never dared to write a testimonial for Nayeem Bhai because I know whatever I write will be an injustice to how brilliant he is as a photographer, story teller and I have a feeling as a person too. Alas, I thought I will leave a few simple words for him because keeping one's impression about someone hidden inside is n… Read more

I never dared to write a testimonial for Nayeem Bhai because I know whatever I write will be an injustice to how brilliant he is as a photographer, story teller and I have a feeling as a person too. Alas, I thought I will leave a few simple words for him because keeping one's impression about someone hidden inside is not what I learned from him. I have not been privileged enough to meet him yet and I don't know if I ever will be but the inspiration that he has been to me since I started Flickring regularly is something I will carry with me forever! I wish him all the best for his personal and photographic life!

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January 29, 2012

an ultimate portrait-machine! brilliant with words. such an inspiration to me. god bless you bhai :)

January 28, 2012
F A H I M says:

One of my most favorite photographers and of the most inspiring. His photography has an honest feel , and his black and whites are outstanding. I feel loss at words while describing his photography skills . A brilliant photographer to sum everything up in one sentence.

December 29, 2011

Your photographs really leaves me speechless each time i view them! with each photo a story is told and left to the mind of the viewer to imagine... not all photographers can achieve this element of mystery in their work! but i congratulate you because you are gifted with this talent! I love all your works! your just… Read more

Your photographs really leaves me speechless each time i view them! with each photo a story is told and left to the mind of the viewer to imagine... not all photographers can achieve this element of mystery in their work! but i congratulate you because you are gifted with this talent! I love all your works! your just so Wonderful ! Ahmed

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October 18, 2011

More strong then ever you finally came back, NAYEEM ! And maybe this is just a personal first impression, but the devastating chaos seems to have dissapeared from inside your head, clarity and peace have returned into your inner soul....The last couple of images you shared are of such a beauty and thoughtfullness that… Read more

More strong then ever you finally came back, NAYEEM ! And maybe this is just a personal first impression, but the devastating chaos seems to have dissapeared from inside your head, clarity and peace have returned into your inner soul....The last couple of images you shared are of such a beauty and thoughtfullness that only can come from a man who always knew, felt and registered the world around him in a most magical way, now added with a determination that adorns his deep personality beautifully I truly am glad with your coming back, NAYEEM...truly hope you will stay with us for quite some time

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September 25, 2011

And then, there is NAYEEM KALAM- the master of photography. Personally, he is my most favorite photographer. And I dont see that changing anytime in the future! This guy tells stories like no one else. He picks out characters from the real world and presents them to you with sheer honesty! His eccentric character and… Read more

And then, there is NAYEEM KALAM- the master of photography. Personally, he is my most favorite photographer. And I dont see that changing anytime in the future! This guy tells stories like no one else. He picks out characters from the real world and presents them to you with sheer honesty! His eccentric character and honest views are bound to leave you awestruck. You’ll hardly see anything non-living in his stream, and even if you do, he’ll present it to you in such a way that it will come alive! An elder brother to me, he has a huge hand in what I've achieved as a photographer myself. Mark my words, he will be one of the most renowned photographers of our times,it will be interesting how and when the world comes to know about him.

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September 23, 2011

I went through your stream (loads of pictures) and realized that you are an excellent documentary photographer with the ability to describe which make us laugh, think and wonder. This is exceptional quality. Keep shooting brother :)

February 11, 2011

This man NAYEEM streams take me to the center of chittagong,...as if i was there,every story and photo is always amazed me how he capture daily life,people around,i`ve always many learn from this man and yes,.he is the best photo story teller,Thanks NAYEEM! :)

January 3, 2011

You are one hell of a story teller

October 13, 2010

I feel very honored and lucky to have found Nayeem! With my hand on my heart I must confess that I`ve never met a man as honest as Nayeem before. It is a rare and beautiful gift not many of us humans have. His photos and his thoughts are very touching, strong, beautiful and stunningly honest! His work is also remark… Read more

I feel very honored and lucky to have found Nayeem! With my hand on my heart I must confess that I`ve never met a man as honest as Nayeem before. It is a rare and beautiful gift not many of us humans have. His photos and his thoughts are very touching, strong, beautiful and stunningly honest! His work is also remarkable meaningful! A photographer`s captures reflects the heart of the person behind the camera as well. And that for sure shows that Nayeem is a man with a warm and honest heart! I`ve promised to myself that I have to visit him one day!

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May 18, 2010

If photographies would have a soul, Nayeem would be the top provider. He is this kind of photographer who adds humanity in each shot and going thru his stream will make you humble and travelling. Thank you !

February 13, 2010

A computer, an internet connection and most of all Nayeem's finest captures...and here I am, in the middle of the streets of Chittagong, ready for the big escape, witnessing the beauty of that city...Mille mercis, l'ami!

January 30, 2010

j aime beaucoup ton style , beaucoup de choses a apprendre de tes photo perso je commence juste en tant que photographe professionnelle ça me fait vraiment plaisir que tu ai remarque une de mes photos ! Florisse

October 20, 2009

I know my words will be nothing against Nayeem's images, always more eloquent. Every his work is a human story to read, to reread again and again. Exploring life, he discover a variety of interesting characters and is able to convey their graphic individuality and profundity, he achieve this characterization, passionat… Read more

I know my words will be nothing against Nayeem's images, always more eloquent. Every his work is a human story to read, to reread again and again. Exploring life, he discover a variety of interesting characters and is able to convey their graphic individuality and profundity, he achieve this characterization, passionate and devoid of everything vain and contingent... Thank you very much Nayeem !

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October 7, 2009

I have to be honest, this is some of the best photojournalism on Flickr. Nayeem has taken everyday life and turned it into something that is real and full of emotions. He captures life as it is with as much grace as one can! Hardcore truth comes from his pictures and it is amazing. I truly enjoy looking at his photos,… Read more

I have to be honest, this is some of the best photojournalism on Flickr. Nayeem has taken everyday life and turned it into something that is real and full of emotions. He captures life as it is with as much grace as one can! Hardcore truth comes from his pictures and it is amazing. I truly enjoy looking at his photos, everyday is a new adventure. He opens our eyes to another way of being, suffering and surviving in his part of the world. It makes you thankful everyday...

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September 29, 2009

Nayeem, son truc c'est l'humanité! S'il s'écoutait il photographierait chaque visage de ce monde pour nous restituer des choses simples comme le bonheur, la fierté, l'humilité, la bonté, l'amour des autres! Toutes ses images nous parlent, et ça c'est le talent, son talent!

September 22, 2009
fogline says:

To be involved in flickr, one comes across a world of talent…some good; some great; some with potential, etc…then there are the ones who simply knock your socks off…the few who see a unique world in a way that might very well otherwise go unnoticed. The power within the naïve thoughts of an artist can rarely be complet… Read more

To be involved in flickr, one comes across a world of talent…some good; some great; some with potential, etc…then there are the ones who simply knock your socks off…the few who see a unique world in a way that might very well otherwise go unnoticed. The power within the naïve thoughts of an artist can rarely be completely understood. It’s a type of freedom…an enviable freedom. When I first viewed the work of NAYEEM, I felt so much emotion that I quickly turned away…Now, it’s my first and last and a few in between stops. With every visit, there awaits me a study in life…a futility…a feeling of hope; of hopelessness and pain; of a world I know nothing about. NAYEEM is a teacher who knows his craft well. Through his uncensored and powerful descriptions, and spontaneous imagery, he is able to present his corner of the world like no one else…we know his family…we know the beggars on the beat…the vendors…we know the good times…AND the bad times and we know the splendor of the region. To me, the refuge in flickr wouldn’t have nearly the glow without the artistry and humanity exhibited by my friend, NAYEEM

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September 18, 2009

Photojournalism with a soul... Not only Nayeem brings you to a fantastic journey through his homeland, Bangladesh, but he does that with so much sensitivity (and photographic skills!). A great photostream and a true photographer...

September 5, 2009

I have also appreciated the photos Nayeem posted but things have changed a bit. We have met and spent time both talking and shooting together in the streets of Bangkok. Although young, and still in need of finding a little more balance and possible peace of mind I was surprised at how mature Nayeem's view of the wor… Read more

I have also appreciated the photos Nayeem posted but things have changed a bit. We have met and spent time both talking and shooting together in the streets of Bangkok. Although young, and still in need of finding a little more balance and possible peace of mind I was surprised at how mature Nayeem's view of the world are and how in fact, looking at the images again a new depth seems to appear. Many younger photographers tend to get stuck in trying to make images that impress themselves or others with their own abilities. There photos can get to a point they almost grab the viewer by the throat and scream "Look!!!". Nayeem is not such a photographer. His love of people and the world around him is evident when we speak. Yes there is still some enthusiasm for other than what he depicts as a consequence of what he seems but his main focus os what counts. I hope he continues to pursue his photography and gets the support he needs to feel justified in the way he should feel. Thats for the visit here Nayeem, we will meet again I am sure...

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August 16, 2009
parched theory (deleted)

Wonderful photojournalist. Great Flickr friend. Passionate and emotional artist. Humanist. What else is there to say? One of my favorite photographers. I keep telling him that he should publish a book!

August 15, 2009
funsky1 says:

I love the variety and creativeness of his work... He travels to so many places that I may never get to and reports to us all. His family work is truly done with love. He is like a FATHER to me - NO WAIT - he said that about ME! He is the great neighbor and friend who just happens to live 6000 miles away - … Read more

I love the variety and creativeness of his work... He travels to so many places that I may never get to and reports to us all. His family work is truly done with love. He is like a FATHER to me - NO WAIT - he said that about ME! He is the great neighbor and friend who just happens to live 6000 miles away - so that is kind of next door to the Chicago suburbs!! Thank you for your work AND friendship....

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February 16, 2009

What strikes me in Nayeem’s photos is his keen interest for the lives of all the people he meets, from family members to Burmese refugees in Bangladesh or a Nigerian migrant in London, or to security guards, brick factory workers, shop owners or bar managers in their work place : clearly he can make everyone talk and … Read more

What strikes me in Nayeem’s photos is his keen interest for the lives of all the people he meets, from family members to Burmese refugees in Bangladesh or a Nigerian migrant in London, or to security guards, brick factory workers, shop owners or bar managers in their work place : clearly he can make everyone talk and it's great that he's explaining each situation with a few sentences. Thanks to him we can also enter into middle class homes from Bangladesh, which is not very common here -- his gallery is basically like a sort of diary, telling about his life, his joy to be a father and his sadness not to be all the time near his little daughter. He had even the guts to shoot during difficult personal moments, like the departure of a girlfriend and this is really moving – what a great gift he has, to be able to express himself so easily and with such a passion ! All his stories are so interesting and moving and his gallery, a great example to follow .

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December 11, 2008

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