When he first arrived in Bangladesh, photographer Ernst Coppejans saw it everywhere: men who had dyed their hair or their facial hair orange.
Coppejans' portraits likely contain people "from all layers of the population" in Bangladesh, he said -- young and old, businessmen and tea sellers.
Many of the men dyed their hair orange for religious reasons. Others did it just for vanity.
Coppejans said most of the men he encountered were happy to pose for a portrait. But they didn't always choose to smile.
"I think it's also a status thing or something, the beards. ... People kind of look up to (the men)," Coppejans said. "It makes them a little bit more important, or that kind of feeling."
The orange color comes from the flowering henna plant.
The practice of dyeing hair generally occurs around the time of Ramadan, a religious holiday commemoration that involves a month of fasting.
"From the minute I arrived, I noticed these men with orange hair, orange beards, orange mustaches," Coppejans said.
"We all express (ourselves) by how we look -- we express emotions or how we feel," Coppejans said.
This man's beard almost matches his tea.