Crazy Street is Christopher Osborne’s latest photobook. If ever there was a celebration of life in the vibrant streets of Chittagong, Bangladesh, then this photobook is it!
Bangladesh cities are the very definition of a visual explosion of primary colours. Crowded streets where human muscle, sweat and effort powers large parts of the economy. A cacophony of street sounds and horns, and a constant bumping over pot holes. The air is filled with the fumes emitted by thousands of two stroke petrol engines that are guaranteed to make even the most seasoned traveller feel slightly nauseous. And there is a fragrance associated with decaying vegetable matter and semi open sewers.
However, there is another side of Bangladesh’s streets to be discovered. Every time I come back, I have ventured further and further, and have discovered these cities to consistently have some of the warmest displays of humanity one can imagine.