Mou Aysha isn’t a professional photographer in the true sense of the word, meaning it’s more of a passion to her rather than a job. However, this isn’t a blemish on her ability to capture beauty in her portraits. Mou, who lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has a keen eye for very sensitive, emotional, even soulful, moments, and her every picture is a testament to that. Her 53k followers are a testament to that too.
Instead of trying to add more than necessary, let the photographs and the photographer speak for herself. She gave an in-depth account of her calling and motivation as a photographer to Bored Panda, which she admitted she’s a fan of. Here’s the interview: “I dedicate myself to capturing the best moments of life as I see and feel them. I have always loved people and have always wanted to learn about them from up close. People, their culture, their experiences, always fascinated me since my childhood. I found out that photography gives me opportunities to go and learn about people and their journeys. Photography is more of my passion than my profession. It means a lot to me personally, and I find a great deal of satisfaction and challenge in this art. I only shoot what I feel is important to me. I go out to take photos because it’s fascinating to me and because I am curious about people, their lives, their culture, and their faces. Every time I go out with my camera, I feel happy. Every new place and all the new people I encounter make me happy.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with people and their faces. I grew up in the northern part of Bangladesh and from a young age, I saw a lot of people from the islands. Their faces were always different from other people I had seen. They were burnt by the sun, had many scratches on their faces, and their eyes were red. All those faces grabbed my attention as a child; one of my main reasons to become a photographer was to capture those faces and bring more light to them. I wanted to share their beautiful and unique faces with others.”