Small businesses in rural Bangladesh

In late 2018 y had a mission to a remote area of the Sunderbarns of Bangladesh. On a weekend I could take advantage of my stay to stroll around the village. I wanted to take photographs of some colourful shops and workshops with traditional merchandises and handicrafts. As soon as their owners took notice of my interest in their shops they presented themselves proudly in midst of their space. Passers-by stopped and built an interested crowd observing the shooting. In some photos neighbours or other people sneaked into the scene to be part of the photograph as well.

Those people had no reservation at all to be photographed. Only in one case the owner of a tailor shop refused to be photographed because of his Islamic belief, which I respected.

Some of the photographs I took as HDR images and processed with Aurora and Luminar. This allowed me to penetrate into the depth of the sometimes dark interiors of the environments.

After having processed all images I asked a Bangladeshi colleague to produce print copies of each photo and hand it to the owners of the shops and workshops.

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