Saturday, April 30, 2011
Ali imam-e-manasto manam ghulaam-e-Ali hazaar jaan-e-giraami fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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bagair hubb-e-Ali muddaa nahin milta
ibadaton ka bhi hargiz sila nahin milta
Khuda ke bandon suno ghaur se Khuda ki qasam
jise Ali nahin milte use Khuda nahin milta
in the soul of
a shia child
is her shia heritage
eid e akbar
eid e ghadeer
on her souls
man kunto maulah
reverberates at every age
from the cradle to the tomb
at every stage
Ali imam-e-manasto manam ghulaam-e-Ali
hazaar jaan-e-giraami fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali
kabhi deewar hilti hai kabhi dar kaamp jaata hai
Ali ka naam sun kar ab bhi Khaibar kaamp jaata hai
Behind The Greatness of a Child Lies The Soul of a Mother ..
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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on the soul
you cannot blot
words you soon
also mean a lot
a path to
they dot good
remain 'bad memories
come to naught
a photo of innocence
from my soul for your
soul i poetically shot
in the prison cell
of my making
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Acharyaji Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And A Half Years Old, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
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invites him to india
see peace hope humanity
we are rich in values
or each others culture
our path to freedom
our collective destiny
amazing a dress
worn by Muslims
but the white mans
under the guise
all in name
in the Bastille
your captive soul
is held in captivity
Long live France
Long live the Republic
Under Mr Sarkozy
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Broken Dreams Shot By Marziya Shakir Photographerno1, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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She was on the bed I gave her my camera and it took just one shot for her to get it right on target ...and I am not at all surprised she is My Guru I am her Teacher ,
She had the camera under her control, and nothing stops her from shooting the layer within the layer she shot..
Doctor Glenn Losack MD We Surely Miss You God Promise, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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This tells our story shot by a bystander a shop keeper actually , he had shot Appu and me earlier too.. demystifying the Nikon D 80..
I had some work at my shop so I was in a big hurry but shot some hijras before I took a cab back home..
And I know Glenn Losack must be eying these pictures with thoughts I wont gauge , but once he comes down to Mumbai we will be 3 street photographers shooting Appu.
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Marziya has a pictorial memory and remembers Appu very well..and I show her pictures shot by me that include in the frame of my poetic thoughts..
How she relates to them is what gives a new meaning to an old picture..she keeps telling me and she is 3 and a half year old why did he come under the car and break his hands and legs Marziya was 23 months old when I took her to Mahim to shoot this scene human morbidity pain and despair.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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marziya sees a man
without hands without feet
the school of wisdom
the school called street
in her own child's way
why he like her
was not complete
he had eyes
mouth nose and teeth
but why this pain
did god bequeath
a human stump
of a tree
no roots beneath
a living corpse
amidst a wreath
a blunt broken
without a soul
within a sheath
16 April 2011
This was shot on 7 0ctober 2009 Marziya was a month away from her second birthday and I had taken a risk bringing her here without telling her mom and my wife both would have blown a fuse had I told them I was taking her to St Michael Church Mahim , I took a chance I wanted to see as a street photographer in waiting the real life on the streets of pain and despair..
I spotted Appu , Marziya cant she is too tiny I gave her twenty bucks and told her give it to the person there she looked at me walked ahead and straight away handed it over to Appu my best friend.,. this is Marziyas street intuitiveness she sees pictures before they will become photographs this is the essence of street photography.. pure and pristine..street photography is like an ocean, it stretches beyond the horizon of time and space and beyond the limitations of the human eye.
Marziya is gifted we all know it..but she is not special she is a normal who plays with her dolls her leg go all alone she is imagines she talks and she converses with the other side .. that she sees not anyone else.
She will take the miniature toy camera place her doll on a stool pretend taking pictures changing her perspective and the angle of the doll with subject to light.. hard to believe but than some photographers bring the gift of photography from their mothers womb.
Can You Tell Me What Marziya Was Thinking When I First Shot This Picture?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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When I shot this picture Marziya was 23 months old.
I can tell you what she is thinking now as she sees the picture on the computer updated today.. she says his hands his legs got broken by a car...and I show Marziya the pictures of her birth when she was merely 2 days old and love to hear her chatter , mind you I am not her father but I had a camera being a blogger I shot her prolifically .. and Marziya was my first grand child...
She relives her earliest days on this planet through my pictures and I relive my daugter through Marziya and Marziya is mu eldest sons child.
I am a Dada but not a Nana yet..
So pictures holistically y heal perhaps also heal you out there and pictures touch the soul of humanity the only chord that connects us with God.
Marziya Shakir Photographer No1 And Appu My Best Friend, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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Marziya and Appu My Best Friend
Marziya is in a dilemma seeing a limbless person first time in her life, she does not know how Appu will take the Rs 20 from her hand , but she does not look back to me for help, I tell her to put in his bowl.. which she does dutifully..
Normally Appu wears a skull cap, which was missing today, actually before I met Appu , I met the Hijras of this area who have the say in this area , they demand money from all the vendors here , they met me while I was searching for Appu and informed me that he was at his usual place, the Hijras were known to me from Haji Malang Urus I shot a lot of pictures after I left Appu..
I dont have time to ask Appu about his family, his sister used to hang around in the shadows keeping an eye , Appu was normally attacked by stray dogs and goats at Chor Bazar..he needs someone to guard him.. but yes Appu is street smart no pun intended.. he can handle himself.. he does a lot of antics on his trolley.
There were times I shot him at our Shia cemetery on Shabbarat drenched to the bone , and it was really sad state of affairs.
Appu is from Assam , he told me the last time I shot him at the same place.
But Appu wont tell me how he survived the cloud burst and the deluge that hit Mumbai a few years back... he mostly disappears , and than resurfaces from time to time..
Unlike other beggas , Appu does not ask for money or plead for money , but yes he demand respect , and Dr Glenn Losack MD my American friend who shot him , will never forget him for a very long time..
And I was going to give him the copy of his pictures with the American doctor, but I completely forgot ..
I showed these pictures to Marziya and she was 23 months when I shot these series at Mahim , but now 3 and a half year old she sees them differently , she asked me why did the car cut of his hands and legs ...