My passion has always been taking people’s expressions,and communicate with other people – Sai Min Htet Oo

Sai Min Htet Oo i s a Street photographer based in New York and Burma who has won the contest SPBM_Journey.  SPBM arranged a short interview to learn more about him.

Sai Min Htet Oo

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Could you please introduce yourself?

I am Sai Min Htet Oo @ Dede , street photographer,based in New York currently in Burma which is my native country.

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When did it all begin?

I started taking photograph when I was 20 years old and it have become part of my life.

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Why street photography?

I decided that I will attain a carrier as a street photographer since my passion has always been taking people’s expressions, and communicate with other people. So I choose to become a street photographer.

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What kind of human activities and street elements do you like shooting most?

I like shooting street portraits, layers, candid photos and silhouettes and shapes the most.

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Who inspires you most?

Maciej Dakowicz is a person who inspires me because the way he perform street photography is origin and perfect for me.

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Could you please name some of your favorite street photographers?

Besides Maciej Dakowicz, I love Rammy Narula, Tavepong, Jad Jadsada, Peter Kool, Md Enamul Kabir, Mohammad Hassan.

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Which device do you use?

I use Fujifilm XT2 with 23mm .It is perfect camera for street photography because it is comfort ,handy and easy to use for daily life.

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What do you do to keep yourself motivated, and not lose your passion for photography?

Actually, this is a bit difficult question for me because there is a lot of ways which keep me motivate everyday. First of all watching other people‘s photos keep inspiring me to motivate everyday . Secondly, going around and experience other people’s living style also keep me motivated everyday.

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How much do you travel? Please share any interesting memory while travelling or shooting in the streets!!

3 months ago , I did attend Maciej Dakowicz’s workshop and its gave me a lot of experiences . We traveled some of places in Burma which is my native country and he pushed us to take photos everyday . We changed lots of knowledge and experience. I got not only good photos but also experience of my own country. We took selfie with native people happily is one of memorable times of my life. I believe this travel workshop was one of memorable and interesting experience for me.

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What is the best compliment you received so far?

In 2017,One My photo was in Finalists of the Miami street photography Festival (MSPF).This is one of the biggest compliment that I received .

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Any other hobby or passion other than photography?

Besides photography, showing street magic, traveling and eating is the thing which included in my everyday life

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What will be your advice to the newbies in street photography?

For newbies ,  1 -Know your gear 2-take a lot of pictures.3-Don’t be lazy and don’t think twice. 4-Don’t forget to try the new perspective. 5- Be energetic and alert. Last but not least Have fun and good luck!

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         Find Sai Min Htet Oo on the web

 

Author: Street Photo Bangladesh Magazine

SPBM (Street Photography Bangladesh Magazine) is a Bangladesh Is a Online based Photography group Which is also the first Street photography Group in Bangladesh The aim of the group is to create a new platform To the Bangladeshi Photographers to Show their work. We Also Appreciate The Work the Photographers around the world. AB Rashid,Ayman Nakib,Nayeem Siddiquee & Nirupom are the founder of the group

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