With the dream of capturing the moments of beauty, with a view to freeze them in frames and in mind, I started photography as a hobby. Now it has become a passion.
Photography keeps me alive. Whenever I feel the world is not right, I go out with my camera and the world gets right instantly. I never thought this art would possess me like this.
To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. - H.C.B
There are many things in this world which the eye of camera simply can't capture...or captures a little essence of it. I suggest all photographers to learn to see and sense the beauty of living in this fantastic world and not to repent it they can't capture a moment. One person can't capture all the memorable and exceptional moments happening around himself...and there is no need to bring the camera everywhere u go. Before u were born, wonderful things were happening and after your death, they will continue to happen. Just learn to perceive them and see them with depth others don't have. You will see how many of them get captured easily in your camera. Photography is easy and difficult at the same time. I think that's the wonder of this art.
I am a photographer first. So, most of my images are not heavily post processed or made as digital art. They are simply photographs of the world around me. I am on a never ending quest to represent positive Bangladesh throughout the world via Flickr. If this effort can ward off the false negative impression of Bangladesh throughout the world, I'll consider myself successful.
I completed my B.Sc and MS in Microbiology from Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and now, appointed as a full time lecturer in the same department.
That's a lot about me! Tell me yours, share your view and images with all the photographers including me. I want to thank you in advance for your comments. I can assure you that I read everyone of them, and they are the source of my constant inspiration...
If you have any queries about the photos or other bits then drop me a line at : monir.micro[at]gmail.com or monirmbdu[at]yahoo.com
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Thank You for visiting my photostream.
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"Its Him, and his work which inspired and teach me how to freeze the moment of life.......hats off"
January 4th, 2012
"Couple of months ago someone asked me who was my most favorite photographer from Bangladesh. Few names popped in my mind. I thought hard. At the end just one name remained.
As I thought more, I realized that he was my most favorite photographer ever. I have not seen a talent like him in flickr. I have not seen a talent like him anywhere. Everyone else, including past and present greats pale in comparison.
He has not been to wars or to other events of great historical significance. His gears are limited. Yet, his ability to produce brilliant photographs out of nothing is unmatched.
He is simply the best ever.
December 19th, 2011
"Whatever I 'll say will not cover his excellence in photography.
One thing I cant resist to say, I am a great great fan of his composition :D.
One of my regular activity is to check his Photostream daily!
Keep up the works..."
January 13th, 2011
AЯίF | Md. Arifur Rahman says:
""Catch the dream (Monir Bhai) captures the essence of Bangladesh in great color and detail and does justice to the culture and tradition of Bangladesh through his work. His collection brings out true colors and faces of Bangladesh which is impossible without the passionate love for the country! There is something amazing about Monir Bhai's work and that is his unusually brilliant perception of things, which he captures in his photos so amazingly! His photos are inspiring and full of color and life. To you Sir, goes the title of being one of the finest photographers from Bangladesh. Keep up the good work! May Allah bless you & Best of luck always""
March 7th, 2010
"monir bhai was probably the first photographer from bangladesh to add me as a contact on flickr,always kind with words,always encouraging in nature.the way he sees our world is a wonder in itself.his attempts of catching the dream has led to countless magical images of reality,of beauty,of life,love and nature.what i love most about his works is how effortless they look,the ease and grace with which a masterpiece a delivered..lucky for us flickrites to be able to see such a genius at work:)"
July 16th, 2009
recent realisations says:
"What can I write about Monir, that has not already been written? He was one of my earliest contacts on flickr. He's truly gifted, I have seen the most beauteous shots of Bangladesh on his photo stream. His images are so tactile, that if he captures rain clouds, I can image the rain, just viewing the picture.
thanks for sharing the scenic Bangladesh with us!
June 5th, 2009
silent scream beyond says:
"Munir photography is like we are dreaming, place to place, black & white. He has got great sense of capturing moments, he doesn't want take aimless pictures. He alwasy enjoy photography.
I like his pictures "Bathed in same colors" "Life in a dalicacy" "My heart dance too" " A music in unison"
His all pictures are great.
Wishing him best of luck.
May 21st, 2009
"Mohammad Moniruzzaman is one of the fantastic photographers I’ve ever met in the Bangladeshi flickr photographer’s community. When you search for Bangladesh thorough the net it’s actually you search moniruzzaman, Google it you’ll found it true. He has a natural eye of watching everything surrounded by him and of course has the skill of capturing so. He is a virtuoso in portraying lifestyle of Bangladeshi people specially children candid. His landscape is also remarkable. He actually played in most of the areas in photography. Visiting his stream is a nice journey always.
So let’s starts the journey….and you’ll find some good writings or poetry with every photo as a bonus.
I wish him every success in his photography career."
March 25th, 2009
Yamin Mashroor says:
"I'm a big fan of his photos. After a big break, I logged into my flickr account and first thing I did was checking in 'Catch the dream's photostream... OMG!!! A whole bunch of new (new to me) masterpieces. Every single photo is a story itself. It is clearly imaginable that he puts a lot of thoughts before shooting a snap which makes him so different from others.
Monir bhai... a legend... his photos are great inspiration to me..."
January 3rd, 2009
"I admire Monir's conviction and his emotional connection to his photographs. His approach to his compositions is both poetic and artistic. His pride for his people has been admirable and is transparent through his work.
I can hardly wait to see what he recites next.
Monir has been a pleasure to have as a contact and I wish him the best of luck in his journey to grow both professionally and personally."
November 8th, 2008
"This is the guy whose photostream actually inspired me to open my own flickr account.... I literally ended up going through all his photos....
What else can i say, a great inspiration......"
October 16th, 2008
Spiritual touch says:
""Catch the dream is by far, bar none, one of the best photographers I have ever seen for a very long while. His compositions, colours and techniques are just nothing short of amazing. Very very admirable and definitely someone to look up to and aspire to be. I can spend hours looking at his work. Keep up the unbelievable work!""
October 15th, 2008
Shabbir Ferdous says:
"Brilliant work all around, well done and best wishes :)"
October 10th, 2008
Kamrul - Hasan says:
"He is a storyteller ... each an every creation of him is so live that they talks with the viewer... Every time i visit his stream i feel much more refreshed and inspired to photography...
He is my most favourite photographer on flickr ... keep going monir bhai"
September 4th, 2008
"I want to say a lot of monir bhai's photography,but don't know how to express it! I love his photos so much that actualy I feel so shy to left a comment.I feel like who am I to say anything about his photography!!
So i try to look at almost every shot he posts but afraid to left a comment.Its like his shots does not need any comment to say how good they are!If you look at his work you will see what i am saying.
Doa kori apnar shob shopno purno hok,apnak nie apnar ai choto bon khubi gorbito!"
September 3rd, 2008
"Catch the dream (aka Monir) is an outstanding photographer who stands out among other great photographers. His captures mesmerizes you completely with a vision, that is nothing less than greatness. His captures tells everyone, come and enjoy the beauty that I see and tells overseas fellow countrymen, come home. If you haven't, take the time and look through his stream, read the text, poem associated with those captures, you will be amazed. I also appreciate his continuous encouragements for my work. Keep up the great work, and as you're catching those dreams or two, we'll be right there with you brother."
August 5th, 2008
"I admire Catch the dream's work so much. He is probably the most talented photographer on flickr, from my humble point of view; he is not a simple photographer. When I look at his photos, I perceive the atmosphere of Bangladesh, I can feel how is the life there even although I have never been to. He is a historian and storyteller through images because as it has always been said an image is much more powerful than words and that's what he does, he tells us what he sees or feels, his vision of life through those shots always so impressive, so significant. I thank him for all I have learnt from his country and from life in general through his eyes. It is always a pleasure to look at his photostream, he has my favourite photo on flickr too and to see a new photo of him is a great moment in my day, for sure. After all this, as you can imagine, I think you would be completely wrong if you don't have a look at his stream or you don't know his work. It is simply unforgetable."
April 13th, 2008
"I love the work of Catch the Dream. I's real, it's inspiring, it's moving, it's refreshing, it's art. Thank you for taking me into your world through your wonderful images."
April 12th, 2008
"What to say about this man... his photo stream talks for him. Each and every photographs express something... about life, country, culture, pride, feelings, moments....
Will be proud to meet you someday and wishing you all the very best for the future."
January 4th, 2008
"Catch the dream / Monir Bhai is an inspiration.
A poet, an artist, a master craftsman, you can pick any page in his photostream and find a treasure chest of hidden jewels. All of his photos transcend the ordinary - even if at first glance they look unassuming.
One of the finest photographers I've seen on flickr, with much more to come. At least that's what I hope."
December 26th, 2007
"Its always a privilege going through Monir's photo-stream........ he is truly catching moments; moments in life; moments for eternity......... what more can a photographer do?.......... all the very best wishes from me!!
December 20th, 2007
M R Hasan says:
"What else I can add telling about him and his works. He is a microbiologist, an honest man and of course a great Visualizer. I caught him from Flickr then we suddenly met at BPS in real life. After then, we became very good friend.
His photography has a different taste. He plays with lights, sometimes he plays with dark nights, and sometimes he wonders watching stars in the sky – by that way he catches the dream. Beside all these he is going to have his PhD from abroad.
Let’s wish him all the best."
November 23rd, 2007
"Whenever I visit Catch The Dream’s photo stream,
I feel perplexed!
Am I seeing some photographs?
Or reading a story?
Or experiencing some visual poetry?
Then my mind comes to the conclusion….
Yep! I’m having all these things together!
He’s one of the photographers of Bangladesh
Whom I envy, follow and respect for his photographic skills.
Hope, we’ll have more and more and MORE
mind blowing, breath taking and
soul touching photographs from him in future
…As we always have and had.
I wish him every success in his life.
Kazi Tahsin Agaz (Apurbo).
September 6th, 2007
I see through lens says:
"I feel proud to write first testimonial for such a tallented photographer.
I am writing a testimonial, cos i liked almost all his pictures that its hard to comment on every single one.
I liked you man. May be I have found a photographer friend. What do you think?
March 15th, 2007
- Mohammad Moniruzzaman
- November 2006
- Tennessee, United States
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