from the Top
Sharif Sarker is an aviator who turned
to photography and struck gold in the world of aerial
vision. He presented the world from the vantage point
of the aviators. It is not that anyone with a camera in
his hands would be able to capture the beauty once given
Sharif's post. The eye for forms, colours and textures
is a cultivated one. The exquisite quality that he achieved
needed a lot of work in the technical area too. The results,
in the end, are tasteful delineation of a Bangladesh that
few ever get the chance to have a clear look at.
the show many viewers questioned me as to whether my works
were doctored through computers," says Sharif, whose
works are so meticulously formal that few seem impossible
to achieve with the camera. His affair with the camera
started back in the early 90s. In fact, the recent solo
photography show of Sharif titled "Bird's Eye View"
showcases his works of last eight years. "All the
photographs were taken while on flight, I had to strike
the best composition on the spur of the moment,"
reveals Sharif. He also had to reject a lot of images
he captured just because he was not happy with the composition.
took up photography to capture beauty, and then I also
wanted to share my experiences with others," candidly
puts Sharif, whose presentation certainly drew a lot of
viewers to the Drik Gallery, where his exhibition took
place from 19 to 27 March, 2004.