Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
a child tick
she see when
through the cosmic
eye of shiva
pictures she clicks
a house to be a home
is culmination of love
not just doors
windows and bricks
on the soul
fast and quick
Having and camera makes you no more a photographer than having a hammer and some nails makes you a carpenter. - Claude Adams
This was the first major event Marziya shot running behind the footballers at Carter Road ..
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Because we are in Mourning for Moharam we celebrated Marziyas 7 birthday in August .. but she was born today 24 November at Holy Family Hospital.
Today the kids were very upset as I had invited Maya and Thomas the Graffiti painters from Switzerland for lunch at 4 pm.. but both did not turn up and I did not have their number.
Because all 3 grandkids love painting and creativity Maya has become their inspiration.
I guess they must have had some problem as the crane was not there near the building they are painting in my area.
I was in town today thought i would pick up something for her but I was packed with work...I was carrying a lot of stuff for one of my clients ..
Today has been one of my craziest busy hectic days ..
And after this I am going to crash.. I have a lot of work tomorrow too...
Saturday, September 13, 2014
This is Marziya Shakir my first grand child , I shot over 15000 images of her from the second day of her birth , many are private ,I think I kept my love for photography alive by training my lens on Marziya .
I tried to miss nothing Marziyas love for drawing art and craft , her love for animals her love for life her compassion for beggars and slum kids ,,
Much of her pocket money she gave to a homeless lady called Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation who passed away unsung recently,
Marziya is now year old.. and has come a long way .
Aviary is stll not saving my edited version of the colored image so I am manually saving it as PNG File and posting the same as a new upload .
I love Black and White ,,
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Marziya Shakirs birthday is 24 November .
But we are in Moharam time and in mourning so we celebrated her birthday on 7 October .
It was a very simple birthday part with a few of Marziyas childhood friends her best friend Mehrin Mukadam was at her grandmother house and Marziya missed her the most.
Zinnia Fatima was missing she has left for her mothers hometown for a holiday.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lucky and Marziya have literally grown up together , he was a pup belonging to Omkar Shelar son of Advocate Ashish Shelar.
Marziya bossed over him from a very early age , and amazingly Lucky was so well behaved that he never jumped or barked , when Marziya came back from holidays he would eagerly wait for her and Marziya gave him her share of biscuits .
As Marziya grew he watched her from far , and these are photos I documented of their friendship..and Lucky is still around . six years from the first time I shot him with Marziya .
So animals have a very special bonding with kids ,,and in another part of a world away thousands of miles away from Marziya and Lucky in Ann Arbor was Jeff Lamb eminent photographer and his dog Sonny ,, who would favorite Marziyas and Luckys pictures ,and this was another form of Love , a mystical love today Jeff is no more alive but his love for my grand daughter has given a tremendous ethereal strength I have tears in my eyes as I wrrite these words and really this post is dedicated to Jeff andLeyla Lau-Lamb.
They say Faith moves Mountains I think only Love can move Faith from one continent to another ,, Miss You Mate ,, Take Care
Monday, June 2, 2014
She was my first grandkid , first child of my first child my eldest son Asif and the first child in my family after the birth of my daughter Samiya .
So you can imagine the feelings of being a first time grandfather . Some have to wait a long time to be touched by this stage of second chance at parenting..
And from the second day of Marziyas birth 24 November 2008 , I reached t Holy Family Hospital charged with my camera and after setting my eyes on her I began shooting her non stop..I thought she recognized the camera more than me ,, staring at it with her vivid curiosity .
Unseen by anyone I hurriedly blessed her with my camera ..at that time I was not sure she too would be shooting the streets like me ,,,so the first time seeing her grand father was actually her first tryst with the camera ..
Once she came hope I was delirious and as I wanted to capture every nuance of her birth I went on shooting her , it was madness personified , and Flickr became her lifes album.. it still is.
Marziya had the craziest childhood , I took her around once she grew up a bit , introduced her to the animal farm that is Bandra Bazar Road , goats cats dogs ..
I took her to the traffic signals introduced her to the beggar urchins , and defiantly took her to Mahim when she was a year old to meet my best friend Appu a limbless beggar without hands or legs , I got a great firing for my wife .
And so Marziya became my only companion I shared my thoughts my dreams .
It was at that time when she was born she was blessed by my friend Dr Glenn Losack he gifted her the Nikon D80..
So Marziyas life was centered around the camera , she shot beggars , transgender ,filmstars , and the fisherwomen at the Bandra Fish Market .
She shot the beggars , and they all loved her as she made sure I gave them something , on her birthday the first thing was to take her down as she gave food toys to the beggar kids .
So this picture bought a flood of memories , I became a grandfather for two more in intercession Nerjis Asif Shakir her sister who will be 3 year old on 17 July , and my younger son Saifs daughter Zinnia Fatima about 2 ..both of them use the Canon 60D .without fear of man or God .
Marziya shoots on the heavier Canon 7D too.
All three are on summer vacation leaving this old man with pictures in the mind ..and on Flickr to refresh the soul of my memories.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Marziys Shakir my 5 year olfd grand daughter shot the Muslim beggar mother and her child on the Canon 60 D not to be left behind her sister Nerjis Asif Shakir
records all this in her mind .. and now she too shoots beggars of Bandra Bazar Road.
And today 6 June is International Childrens day what greater tribute than this .
Three sets of eyes each narrating a diverse story ,and a pair of young eyes that shot this as a street shot ..
I stood by and did not direct this single shot street film ..or poetry of life.