Cultural Paradise

 Our amazingly diverse, beautiful and awe inspiring world is the result of the combined works of nature and human creativity

Leepu transformed an old Capri (above) into the amazing car that you can see above in just six weeks by hand, off course helped by a number of assistants. I photographed the entire process of the transformation which was undertaken in full public view from start to completion.

The Rich Mix Centre acknowledged my role and support for the project by including my name on their exhibition opening information board.

What became

Nizamuddin Awlia Leepu

The Bangladeshi car designer / maker

Car Transformation Project at London's Rich Mix Centre

I first heard about Nizamuddin Awlia Leepu in 2003 from a BBC TV news report on his amazing car projects in Bangladesh and then I met him in 2004 when I went to Bangladesh to undertake my research on the Dhaka City Exhibition in the UK project. I covered Leepu's story in my exhibition and subsequently he was invited in 2006 to London to work on a car transformation project by near completed Rich Mix Centre as part of their opening exhibition project.

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