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  • JoinedJanuary 2006
  • OccupationDoctor
  • HometownChittagong, Bangladesh
  • Current cityThames
  • CountryNew Zealand
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I am Lucky having Aftab Vai as a contact. I am unlucky - i am not such a close and known person to him in the photography area. Hey Guys Make time to spend over his Flickr Stream and it will be worthy ... :)

April 11, 2012

Aftab Uzzaman, a king of talent in the field of photography. Your images are works of perfection, which you achieve with such love for your craft. From portraiture to landscape, aerial to still life, you bring out the best in every image. Aftab bhai, your work never stops impressing me. You've been an inspiration for s… Read more

Aftab Uzzaman, a king of talent in the field of photography. Your images are works of perfection, which you achieve with such love for your craft. From portraiture to landscape, aerial to still life, you bring out the best in every image. Aftab bhai, your work never stops impressing me. You've been an inspiration for such a long time. Your ability to tell stories through your images is an incredible talent that you possess and it is hard to come across people of your caliber.

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January 21, 2012

I never meet him personally, but his work is always my inspiration....There are very few people in flickr whose stream i visit regularly, and he is one of them.... Keep watching his stream, you will find a miracle just like monir bhai saiid.....

January 11, 2012

A flickr veteran and probably the most loved flickrite from Bangladesh, he defines his photography as 'expressive' and he serves you a platter of everything in his stream. Add to that his unconventional eye, witty lines and huge knowledge about photography/editing, and you get what many call as Aftabic photography! … Read more

A flickr veteran and probably the most loved flickrite from Bangladesh, he defines his photography as 'expressive' and he serves you a platter of everything in his stream. Add to that his unconventional eye, witty lines and huge knowledge about photography/editing, and you get what many call as Aftabic photography! I call him chachu, but he's more of a friend, a person I can look upto for advice and suggestion. Most importantly, i relate to him since he's a doctor, and somewhere down the line he inspires me to dream that even a busy doctor can find time to pursue photography. People have used the word 'magician' to describe him, and I couldn't agree more!

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October 25, 2011

A Darkman A darkman he could be, yet he lights other's world the old he might turn out to be yet we see the jubilation like a child A loner he could be yet he shares your loneliness A dreamer he could be yet he faces the practical ugliness Black and white he could be yet he gives you a colorful wish An in… Read more

A Darkman A darkman he could be, yet he lights other's world the old he might turn out to be yet we see the jubilation like a child A loner he could be yet he shares your loneliness A dreamer he could be yet he faces the practical ugliness Black and white he could be yet he gives you a colorful wish An incomplete man he could be yet he prays you may cehrish A testemonial for "The Darkman", one of the enlightened souls I have come to know.

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October 18, 2011

আফতাব ভাইয়া সম্পর্কে কি বলবো??? যাকে আমি তার তোলা অসাধারন ছবি গুলার মাধ্যমে চিনেছি... যার তোলা ছবি গুলা সপ্নের মত, নাকি ম্যাজিক এর মত... যা সব সময় মুগ্ধতাই ছেয়ে রাখে... যার ছবি সম্পর্কে বলতে গেলে অনেক কিছু বলার আছে কিন্তু তার ছবির ম্যাজিক যত কথা বলে আমি তা হইত আমার লেখার ভাষায় প্রকাশ করতে পারব না। খালি এত টুকুই বল… Read more

আফতাব ভাইয়া সম্পর্কে কি বলবো??? যাকে আমি তার তোলা অসাধারন ছবি গুলার মাধ্যমে চিনেছি... যার তোলা ছবি গুলা সপ্নের মত, নাকি ম্যাজিক এর মত... যা সব সময় মুগ্ধতাই ছেয়ে রাখে... যার ছবি সম্পর্কে বলতে গেলে অনেক কিছু বলার আছে কিন্তু তার ছবির ম্যাজিক যত কথা বলে আমি তা হইত আমার লেখার ভাষায় প্রকাশ করতে পারব না। খালি এত টুকুই বলতে চাই, যে আফতাব ভাইয়া আমার দেখা একজন সেরা Photographer.

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September 26, 2011

I didn’t believe in magic. Never….. I used to think all of those are must be tricks. But now a day I believe “Yes there is Magic” and the reason I believe in magic is the man Dr. Aftab Uzzaman. Did anyone see him doing magic? I saw in his photos. Doing spells on me. I keep watching and watching and watching and watch… Read more

I didn’t believe in magic. Never….. I used to think all of those are must be tricks. But now a day I believe “Yes there is Magic” and the reason I believe in magic is the man Dr. Aftab Uzzaman. Did anyone see him doing magic? I saw in his photos. Doing spells on me. I keep watching and watching and watching and watching and watching and watching…… He’s a great teacher. I still remember I’ve questioned him several times about Reverse macro, its techniques and easiest way of doing it. He answered all my questions elaborately with references. I still remember it was a 5 to 6 days long discussion….. Hah…. One line attracted me on his Flickr Profile, “You don't need my permission to use my photos. It would be nice if you drop me a line though.” I’ve never seen any generous photographer like him. But, once upon a time he shocked me announcing that HE’S LEAVING PHOTOGRAPHY :O I was shocked like I couldn’t make a single comment on that thread. But he came back and let me breath freely again. I’m very much grateful to him and hope to get help from him every time I need… :D “Sorry Aftab Vai, I don’t come to Flickr regularly but I regularly watch your photos through your Photostream RSS Feed.”

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September 25, 2011

You mean the world to me I love you With love, your Ammu

August 14, 2011
acrid flame (deleted)

If I don't write him a testimonial now. WHEN!? I had to , not because Aftab bhai has suddenly become dear to me 'cos he gifted me a pro account (Yes he did, you can be seething as much in envy as you wish :D) but because the exemplary work that he does and continuously beats himself shouts out loud for appreciation. (… Read more

If I don't write him a testimonial now. WHEN!? I had to , not because Aftab bhai has suddenly become dear to me 'cos he gifted me a pro account (Yes he did, you can be seething as much in envy as you wish :D) but because the exemplary work that he does and continuously beats himself shouts out loud for appreciation. (and very, very rarely critique ) So here is a man who brings out the extraordinary from the ordinary. It may be a leaf , a stone, a speck of dust, but chances are thin, astonishingly thin that AB (A recent acronym for Aftab bhai) will not bring out the best in it. His photostream is a living, breathing proof which continues to inspire 16agers and the like. (Like me, who came across his stream when I was all of 14) Yes, we share a VAST age difference but that never stopped us from forming a bond. Maybe not a bond of a lot of messages or networking but the bond of understanding each other's photography, the way our work flows. :) I wish him, NOTHING but the best in life, because AB truly deserves it . His sweetness is not because he wishes me on my birthday, or the little gifts, but because he truly is a gem. It shows, trust me. :)

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July 5, 2011

Perhaps only when someone announces their departure from Flickr, is it that you fully understand how important they have become for your shared hobby of photography. Fortunately aftab has changed his mind, but roaming this site without his stream would not have been the same. His photography is varied, accomplished, an… Read more

Perhaps only when someone announces their departure from Flickr, is it that you fully understand how important they have become for your shared hobby of photography. Fortunately aftab has changed his mind, but roaming this site without his stream would not have been the same. His photography is varied, accomplished, and above all, magnificent to look at. Suffice it to say that I only fave shots I really, really love - and that about 30-40% of all my faves over the past year or so has been by aftab. Judging someone's personality from internet is of course far more difficult, but his kind interaction with so many people, his background stories to his shots, all make me believe he is a wonderful person as well. One of the few internet friends that I would love to meet in real life as well - without any fear of being disappointed. Long may you be part of our community! .

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September 5, 2010

Aftab is one of the most genius photographer i know on flickr .My day starts with Looking at his stream .Thank you Aftab for being such a great Inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 29, 2010

An extraordinary soul An awesome Friend An artist with indescribable composition skills,colors and techniques. I wish you the best of luck in your journey Bhaiya ... :)

August 22, 2010
Bornil says:

I am not a good writer. For last 10 minutes, I was just thinking what should I write about a person whom I never met, never saw in front of me nor even could have a single word. But what I know is, his photographs inspire me. Inspires a lot to come up with more nicer shots or be more regular in Photography. If you a… Read more

I am not a good writer. For last 10 minutes, I was just thinking what should I write about a person whom I never met, never saw in front of me nor even could have a single word. But what I know is, his photographs inspire me. Inspires a lot to come up with more nicer shots or be more regular in Photography. If you are like me, his photostream is a worthy place to visit everyday. Aftab vai, wish you a very best from my heart.

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August 21, 2010
Innate Giraffe (deleted)

A dreamer, who inspires everyone to dream on with him. A winner, who wants everyone to win with him. A griever, who wants none to grieve with him. A sinner, who asks none to fall with him. That is what i call a human being. Hope he will never give up :) May Allah bless you.

August 21, 2010

this man is a genius

August 20, 2010

Aftab, (or Aftab bhai, as so many of us so fondly like to refer to the greatness that is this man), is one of the BIGGEST reasons why I look forward to coming back to Flickr (and believe me, I disappear for longer periods of time than I'm actually here!). He has an incredibly beautiful heart, one that inspires and enco… Read more

Aftab, (or Aftab bhai, as so many of us so fondly like to refer to the greatness that is this man), is one of the BIGGEST reasons why I look forward to coming back to Flickr (and believe me, I disappear for longer periods of time than I'm actually here!). He has an incredibly beautiful heart, one that inspires and encourages so many of us, everyday. The richness and beauty in his stream is obvious from the very first picture that you'll decide to view - and it's one of the best rides in Flickrverse! Just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to you bhaiya, for being who you are, and for everything that you contribute to the world of photography, and our lives. Shine on :D

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March 5, 2010

How do you do justice to someone who changes you? Simple - you don't bother trying. So I'm not going to, either. I mean, the man has an adjective (or two, depending on who you're asking) made of his name, and they're both pretty darn close to the highest of praise. Aftab bhai is a photographer who changes the way… Read more

How do you do justice to someone who changes you? Simple - you don't bother trying. So I'm not going to, either. I mean, the man has an adjective (or two, depending on who you're asking) made of his name, and they're both pretty darn close to the highest of praise. Aftab bhai is a photographer who changes the way you see things. Not just because he's always seeing them in stunning ways, but because there's soul behind every one of his photos. There are largely distinctive elements to the Aftabesque style, but they're hardly constraining, because what he covers is vast in compass. There is always the awareness that there is a richness in taste here, and be it an ultra-wide or a hyper-macro, you're in for a visual delight whenever you come by his stream. Many have called him a poet, a painter, a weaver of dreams, a master of the art, and with good reason. There's more here though - here's a friend, an icon, someone who'll come around to you and make you feel welcome - at home, as it were, regardless of how much of a wallflower you are. If you're starting out, he'll freely teach you every darn thing you can want to know - and unknown to yourself, he'll bring out a unique style in you, unlike anybody else. None of the above, or any combination thereof, begin to convey the vaguest sense of the person whose stream this. The one thing I can say, though, is that it has been and is an honour knowing him.

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February 18, 2010

"it is a long time i wanted to write a testimonial for Aftab : You all can see and admire his work and realize how good photographer he is but there is something much more about him: his warmth and humanity. I have never met Aftab in a real life but I feel his friendship thru his nice and lovely comments, his words and… Read more

"it is a long time i wanted to write a testimonial for Aftab : You all can see and admire his work and realize how good photographer he is but there is something much more about him: his warmth and humanity. I have never met Aftab in a real life but I feel his friendship thru his nice and lovely comments, his words and his presence. he is awesome !!! His photos talk about his soul.... Keep doing such a great job my friend ! I am honored to have him as my friend here in great flickr community. Wish you always well dear Aftab, keep doing an excellent job and be always happy :)"

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February 10, 2010

Aftab's words and the photography create a great inspiration. He has a gift of reflecting your thoughts, creating intentionally or unintentionally a pathway of feeling that others can relate to and maybe take a deeper breath because he has expressed something into an understanding that this is where we are. Expressed i… Read more

Aftab's words and the photography create a great inspiration. He has a gift of reflecting your thoughts, creating intentionally or unintentionally a pathway of feeling that others can relate to and maybe take a deeper breath because he has expressed something into an understanding that this is where we are. Expressed in form, color, light and words. Beautiful, inspiring photography. Very versatile, rich source of photographic subjects, his work could appeal to any one's taste.

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December 31, 2009
Cynical Chicken (deleted)

I'm not used to write testimonials, but after been following Aftab work for a few months, I feel the urge to talk about his work: Aftab is one of the best photographers you can find in the Flickr community. All his compositions are full of light, colour, and magic. His work is allways inspiring and full of hidden beaut… Read more

I'm not used to write testimonials, but after been following Aftab work for a few months, I feel the urge to talk about his work: Aftab is one of the best photographers you can find in the Flickr community. All his compositions are full of light, colour, and magic. His work is allways inspiring and full of hidden beauty. In short, Aftab is not only a photographer but also a poet and a magician.

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December 26, 2009

A novice like me composing a testimonial for Aftab is already an audacity. Nevertheless, his magnetic captures compelled me to take up my pen. Aftab is an accomplished photographer in his blood. Through his captures he tells you stories that unfold with background music. Such an unmatched use of light, environm… Read more

A novice like me composing a testimonial for Aftab is already an audacity. Nevertheless, his magnetic captures compelled me to take up my pen. Aftab is an accomplished photographer in his blood. Through his captures he tells you stories that unfold with background music. Such an unmatched use of light, environment and angle are seldom seen. He has proved that it’s not the gears that make great pictures; it’s the picture taker. There are many on the net using more expensive gears however; all are not equally outstanding shooters. Great nations know how to honor their heroes. Aftab is a national pride. Let’s applaud and cherish him – the way he deserves.

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December 13, 2009

It’s almost impossible to stop when you start writing about a “pagla daktar from New Zealand”, named Aftab Uzzaman, Aftab Bhai to so many of his fans/followers. I feel so honored to be able to call him Aftab. My friend Aftab. He is a magician. A closed envelop is transformed into a nostalgic smell. A fallen petal bec… Read more

It’s almost impossible to stop when you start writing about a “pagla daktar from New Zealand”, named Aftab Uzzaman, Aftab Bhai to so many of his fans/followers. I feel so honored to be able to call him Aftab. My friend Aftab. He is a magician. A closed envelop is transformed into a nostalgic smell. A fallen petal becomes a song from the bottom of your heart. He wipes out the lines of reality as if those never were there. And, he does all these things with such an ease – like listening to an instrument from the maestro. He is a maestro of the art of photography. But all these things are just the beginning when you start understanding the person Aftab. We the flickr lovers are so blessed to have a soul like him among us who has elevated this social sharing environment to such a high level where all the boundaries get faded out. He does this by sharing his feeling, his passion, his joys, his sorrows, his agonies, his hopes with us in a loving, inhibition-less way. His photostream has become a part of our lives for so many of us!! Those are very sad days to me (and may of us I believe) -- When gentle breeze Does not soothe your mind, When the blue sky Does not hold a playful kite, When murmuring springs Do not sing, Chirping birds Do not feel the morning, When a distant call’s Mobile chime Does not feel up A lover’s lonely time, When the worries aren’t melted away By a friend’s laughter, When Aftab does not post his photos For days in flickr. ------ May he live this way for ever, even when we all will be gone!! Only one complaint to my friend whom I have never seen face to face yet – when are we going to read your novel, Aftab! I have waited tooooo long to hold my silence on this any more! :)

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August 27, 2009

THE BEST BANGLADESHI photographer--Yep He really is!! A couple of months ago I joined flickr just because everyone said it was cool.. Out of the blue, I came across Aftab Bhaiya's stream one day & froze.. Inspiration struck ever since.. This guy shoots it all. From portraits to astounding macros to creative composition… Read more

THE BEST BANGLADESHI photographer--Yep He really is!! A couple of months ago I joined flickr just because everyone said it was cool.. Out of the blue, I came across Aftab Bhaiya's stream one day & froze.. Inspiration struck ever since.. This guy shoots it all. From portraits to astounding macros to creative compositions.. you are all to find all that & a whole lot more in his stream. Aftab Bhaiya Rocks!! Period.

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July 29, 2009
sufined says:

"What a talent. What a signature. The way Aftab Bhai plays with light, colors, and compositions is just amazing. His instinct for the subtle tones are so pronounced, they accompany you on every step through out his stream. No matter if he photographs birds on the beach or a demonstration of his own artistic expression.… Read more

"What a talent. What a signature. The way Aftab Bhai plays with light, colors, and compositions is just amazing. His instinct for the subtle tones are so pronounced, they accompany you on every step through out his stream. No matter if he photographs birds on the beach or a demonstration of his own artistic expression. His signature is immediately recognizable. If I were some Camera Maker brand, I would hire this guy immediately to demonstrate what the Camera in the right hands is capable to do. Aftab Bhai you're a real inspiration and I look forward to many more photo discoveries. thanks for sharing your talent with us, i m proud to be guided by you :) may Allah Bless you

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July 28, 2009

I'm not very good with words, and somehow I'm afraid if I try to describe this man with too many words, I might end up making him underrated. Have you ever seen a king tell all the members of his royal parliament that they can be great rulers? Ever seen a leopard say to a deer that it can be much faster than it thin… Read more

I'm not very good with words, and somehow I'm afraid if I try to describe this man with too many words, I might end up making him underrated. Have you ever seen a king tell all the members of his royal parliament that they can be great rulers? Ever seen a leopard say to a deer that it can be much faster than it thinks? Ever heard the sun tell the moon - "Your silver glow amazes me!" ?? This is Aftab bhai. Him being one of the most humble people I have met, he's always encouraging all his fellow amateur and pro photographers with great generosity. He's undoubtedly one of the biggest inspirations to me, and though every photographer has his or her own way of being marvelous, outstanding and unique, Aftab bhai's uniqueness falls into a whole different category that is beyond definition. May Allah bless him with knowledge, skill, happiness, success and everything good in this world and hereafter, and save from him everything that is evil. My prayers, support and best wishes are with him. Always.

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July 25, 2009

one thing i believe, a magician is someone who makes the invisible visible. aftab vai doing that so well through his photographs by exploring hidden beauty from each & every single things surround us. its not easy to do. thats why he is a magician to me. i was introduced with the photography of aftab vai when i joined… Read more

one thing i believe, a magician is someone who makes the invisible visible. aftab vai doing that so well through his photographs by exploring hidden beauty from each & every single things surround us. its not easy to do. thats why he is a magician to me. i was introduced with the photography of aftab vai when i joined flickr & since then im a crazy fan of his photos (thank God..i joined !). he is such a versetile photographer that his photo sometimes its poem to me, sometimes it tells a story. he is one of my most favourite photographer & great personalities i have ever met. thanks aftab vai, thanks for everything :-)"

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June 22, 2009

Thank you aftab your photo stream has given me tips on photography too besides the words of your wisdom..conveyed through your evocative images. wish you peace hope and harmony..

June 19, 2009
k mart says:

oh what a incredible talent....There is always a diverse and uniqueness in all his work.. So luck to have stumbled upon..and EnJOy every upload!!!!

June 16, 2009

Not gonna comment on his works, you can see for yourself.. But from all the comments he made for others, it gives me the impression that Aftab is a person that is humble, kind and generous. He appreciates the works of others and willingly encourages, teaches and shares his knowledge and skills too. It is an ho… Read more

Not gonna comment on his works, you can see for yourself.. But from all the comments he made for others, it gives me the impression that Aftab is a person that is humble, kind and generous. He appreciates the works of others and willingly encourages, teaches and shares his knowledge and skills too. It is an honor to have my photos commented and favorited by Aftab ;o)

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May 21, 2009

HE is a magician!

May 9, 2009

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