Not everyone who comes to the airport "leaves on a jet plane."
These photos were taken from around the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.
People often come to visit the place to see aircraft taking off and landing. There are others who have made it their home.
I was inspired by the movie titled 'Runway' by Tareq Masud, and started photographing the lives of these people who lived near the runways.
I named the photography project 'Runway Diaries' which I started in 2013 and finished in 2016.
I tried to visit the area regularly on the weekends. Sometimes I went there alone, sometimes with a friend, sometimes with family. To get a good frame, I often waited for hours with relentless passion and spirit.
As I hung out around the runways often, I would chat and have a great time with the locals I befriended while taking pictures.
The photographs show different activities near the runways with aircraft landing or taking off in the background. Most of the people you see here have probably never been on a plane before.
The author is a passionate photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been photographing since 2009. He has travelled to many places in Bangladesh to capture the daily lives of people and nature. Currently, he is working as a General Manager and the Head of Gateway Operation Department in Summit Communications Ltd.