Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shot By Marziya 22 Month Old

Nikon D 80
Assisted by me

The Diva Goes Places

Nitin Karani August 31 at 12:45am Reply
Dear Firoze,

Please see the message below from Keith and reply to him.

Many thanks,

Dear Firoze,

I hope you are well. It was by sheer good fortune that I happened to come across one of the wonderful photographs that you had clicked of me at QAM 2009 (Ref: Album Gay Parade Mumbai, Photo 9).

I am the editor of “The Queer Chronicle” which is scheduled for release of its inaugural issue on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. The Queer Chronicle (TQC) is Pune’s own monthly e-magazine that is ‘of the queers, for the queers, by the queers’. TQC is the first city-focused e-newsletter in India that aimed at bringing together the queer community in Pune. This eMagazine is complied, edited and created only through people voluteering their time. This eMagazine is not for sale, is not for profit and is for private circulation only. Our initial estimate of online circulation is about 1000.

I was going through the same album that had my photograph and the photo title “The Diva” (Ref Album: Gay Parade Mumbai, Photo 2) really caught my attention.

I was so enamored by the intensity of the picture that, even though we have the cover designed for our inaugural issue, I really would like to use your picture instead. Of course, I would mention on Page 1 of the magazine that the picture is the copyright of the photographer Firoze Shakir.

I have created a dummy cover explaining how I would like to use this photograph. This can be viewed online at

As a fellow media person, I am very particular about copyrights and hence I sincerely request your written permission to use the said photograph. I confirm that this photograph would not be used for any other purpose, other than the fore-stated.

I look forward to getting a positive reply from you. As the photograph on Facebook is of a lower resolution, I also request you to email me a higher resolution image so that the picture can be appreciated by our readers, in all its true glory.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Keith “Druv” D’Silva (Editor – The Queer Chronicle)

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Salon Ciel

Photography and Music
by a Man who is a rebel
He Shows you on Earth
Heaven and Hell
depravity despair
blood gore deathly smell
a few coins thrown
to appease the soul
of a dysfunctional
wishing well

The Lost Camera Bag..Stray Thoughts

Last night , the day after I shot these pictures at the pandal, I could not find my camera sling bag, it housed my spare battery and spare memory cards.
I searched for it at my shop and at my house..I was worried as I intend to shoot the Visarjan , so I rushed to the Pandal where this picture was shot I told Milind the in house photographer that I had lost my bag..he gave me a smile and removed the bag from a corner on the stage next to Lord Ganesha.

There was commotion and chaos when I shot the kids at the fancy dress competition here and had left it on the sofa he told me.

Milind shot the picture and you can see Marziya with the magic wand, I only hope it can change my life as professionally and personally I am facing the worst years of my life.

I am online certain hours but my Flickr uploader is always on duty..even when I am not on the hot seat.

My pictures uploaded at Flickr show up on Facebook because of the My Flickr application and Twitter.

Some I post links manually.

Saif had bought Marziya down at the lag end of this show.