Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December 2, 2009

Senior Inspector Prakash George at Idd Namaz

Senior Inspector Prakash George at Idd Namaz, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 102,049 items / 665,999 views

One person who acknowledges my presence at all major Bandra feats and festivals is Senior Inspector Prakash George leading from the front at the Bandra Station Road namaz..I met him at the traffic signal and took a few shots.. of my favorite Police Officer..

A Shia Blogger and a Brooklyn Jew

A Shia Blogger and a Brooklyn Jew, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. this is for the furious physician
cousin glenn
a crazy white man
who loves India
..amen
the finest among
all other lens men
a Brooklyn Jew
American
he is coming to India
but I am not sure when
blood soaked clothes
shooting the split scalp
of a barefeet shia blogger
at JJ junction
a click of a mouse
no pen
both denizens
of a beggars den

An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 102,025 items / 665,962 views
picture courtesy Google Images
Article courtesy Facebook Blog

It has been a great year for making the world more open and connected. Thanks to your help, more than 350 million people around the world are using Facebook to share their lives online.

To make this possible, we have focused on giving you the tools you need to share and control your information. Starting with the very first version of Facebook five years ago, we've built tools that help you control what you share with which individuals and groups of people. Our work to improve privacy continues today.

Facebook's current privacy model revolves around "networks" — communities for your school, your company or your region. This worked well when Facebook was mostly used by students, since it made sense that a student might want to share content with their fellow students.

Over time…

Bakra Idd Namaz on the Streets - Noorani Masjid Bandra

Bakra Idd Namaz on the Streets - Noorani Masjid Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 102,016 items / 665,954 views

Through this sheepish winding lane littered with butcher shops on one side you come to Noorani Masjid and on Bakra Idd day the namazis over spill on to the road, shortage of space, and the proceedings go on peacefully, I had to pass this to reach Bandra Station to shoot the Bakra Idd Namaz there..this area is also known as JJ Colony Extension..

All this is part of my pending uploads all shot on Bakra Idd day while returning home barefeet via Indira Nagar slums I shot some more slaughter or Bakra qurbani pictures..I love shooting blood and gore , dont ask me why..

The Maqdoom Shah Baba Police Sandal I shall post after this lot gets over , now the Urus season is in, all roads lead to the Mahim Dargah.

One surprise at the Police Sandal was Sharukh Rafaee the young son of Chalak Ali the finest exponent of body piercing.. Sharukh did not tell me much about …

Photo Journalist Special Idd Hugging Picture

Photo Journalist Special Idd Hugging Picture, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Please Grow Up
Dont make
these kids
throw up
manipulative
moments
on indian
newspapers
show up

Two Colors of the Same Coin..

Two Colors of the Same Coin.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 101,938 items / 665,808 views

a sunni volunteer at the Bakra Idd Namaz and the shia blogger

Mr Vazifdar High Priest Tata Agiary Bandra

Mr Vazifdar High Priest Tata Agiary Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I spotted my Parsi friend Mr Vazifdar, head priest of Tata Agiary Hill Road on Bakra Idd Day, he is suffering immensely , his liver works at about 30%capacity..

He is mostly in and out of hospitals but is ever glad to see me, I had gone to the Agiary on Pateti Day but Mr Vazifdar was undergoing one of the many operations that his life is all about.

I met him on Sunday and shot some pictures..he is a beautiful person , undergoing pain , overcome his suffering valiantly, so as a blogger I might be shooting the Bakra Idd Namaz but life unfolds stories within stories..divinity drops them in this bloggers beggar bowl..

And one day I hope to renounce all this ...

Mr Vazifdar High Priest Tata Agiary Bandra

Mr Vazifdar High Priest Tata Agiary Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I spotted my Parsi friend Mr Vazifdar, head priest of Tata Agiary Hill Road on Bakra Idd Day, he is suffering immensely , his liver works at about 30%capacity..

He is mostly in and out of hospitals but is ever glad to see me, I had gone to the Agiary on Pateti Day but Mr Vazifdar was undergoing one of the many operations that his life is all about.

I met him on Sunday and shot some pictures..he is a beautiful person , undergoing pain , overcome his suffering valiantly, so as a blogger I might be shooting the Bakra Idd Namaz but life unfolds stories within stories..divinity drops them in this bloggers beggar bowl..

And one day I hope to renounce all this ...

My Camera Leaves Nothing To Your Imagination

My Camera Leaves Nothing To Your Imagination, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. great expectations
dickensian dilemma
tears on the soul
of a nation

Ripples In The Whirlpool of Pain

Ripples In The Whirlpool of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. sorrow
that drops like acid rain
children of a superior god
caught in rusty chains
death comes death goes
leaving behinds its foot print
on human feces as blood stains

Beneath The Veil Lies Her Pain

Beneath The Veil Lies Her Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I promised to show you pain.. beyond the darkness of the human soul..

The Saga of a Beggar Womans Idd

The Saga of a Beggar Womans Idd, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. wrinkled hands
withering reed
wounded sorrow
begs and pleads
a wrinkled soul
several mouths to feed
tum sab ko mubarak
ho bakra idd
the crying cradle and the creed
burning tents parched throats
the poisonous passion of yazid
he gave his head but not his hand
allah ho akbar god was pleased
from the chains of tyranny
Islam of his grand father
he finally freed
humility bravery
defiance indeed
hussain is humanity
he decreed
leading the path
Zuljana the Imams steed

The Spirit of Idd A Photo Journalist Will Never Know

The Spirit of Idd A Photo Journalist Will Never Know, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I dont blame poor photo journalists who are made to slave to shoot manipulative pictures of little kids,,Idd Kids hugging pictures to appease the editors facing total amnesia or photographic block..I always held pictures in newspapers as my manual , my guide, some of the stuff is spell binding..and I am a born amateur at heart..we all are are except a few photo journalists..

A new kid on the block is the need of the hour, shooting Idd from a different perspective..please give us something new for a change.. dont dump shit on as newspapers subscribers ..even if it costs Rs 2..do some soul searching.. together we bring the change words of wisdom of Baba Siddique..after winning by a slender margin the soul of the residents of his constituency..

When will our hot shot photo journos bring in change.. its time they answered the question...,and photo bloggers are not hired as photo journo…