We are honored to introduce Nayeem “Jabaz” Siddiquee as our latest member. Son of a Bangladeshi navy lieutenant, designer by trade and flash photographer by choice.
Welcome to Full Frontal (Flash), we’re really happy to have you as a member!
Tell us something about yourself.
My full name is A B M Nayeem Siddiquee but people know me as Nayeem Jabaz. I am a graphic designer by profession but photographer by passion. I am a very shy and lazy person who is always late everywhere, loves to eat a lot and is happily single. My family members are directly and indirectly involved in corporate jobs, especially in the textile industry. I have also studied Textile Engineering at the University, but while doing a corporate job like others, I realized that I am not the right person to do it, or rather that I do not want to waste the rest of my life in a profession that I do not enjoy at all .
When did you start with photography
My story began when I was 10 years old. My father is an ex lieutenant of the Bangladesh Navy, he had traveled many countries with his film cameras where he used to shoot photos of different places. When he came back from his trips, I was a bit surprised to see how the world looked through his photos. Although I was not allowed to touch his camera, I used to imagine what I would do if I got the camera. I believe my journey in photography started from that time in my childhood.
During my graduation period I started photography with my first VGA phone camera . Later I bought a better phone which had a 2MP camera. I shot black and white at the time.
When and why did you start to use a flash?
There are two reason why I started shooting flash photos. First when I see through my camera I can feel the floating souls and the surrealism of life around myself.
The second reason is that I shoot during the evening. I try to shoot my city, that no one shot before.
Could you describe your photographic style?
It’s a difficult question. I think the answer is temporary. My photos are part of my own experience of life. I try to shoot what I feel about my life. I shoot myself, the people I meet, or the places I go and try to publish the photograph that reflects me. I am learning art and designing at the same time and the benefit of this is that I am applying my photography experience in my work and my design knowledge in photography.
Show us five flash photos and tell us something about them
Thank you Nayeem and again, welcome to the Full Frontal (Flash) Collective. We’re happy to welcome you onboard.