Media Sometimes Tramples the Soul of a Blogger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. A few media people with hot shot cameras think only they have the original monopoly are Gods chosen ones to shoot pictures , some of them look upon us photo bloggers with disdain , I have seen their attitude their professional conceit and arrogance and with them around which newspaper editor will ever publish a picture shot by a photo blogger and that is the crux , I dont pimp my pictures for newspapers but yet my pictures are shot as poetry provided you read and appreciate poetry.
And will the newspapers ever write about a photo blogger who has touched the core of Humanity by just showing you the under belly of pain , all exclusively Made in India.
And than having a Times of India Press Card even St Peter will open the Gates of Heaven..for free no money under the table as he would demand from a photo blogger in time of spiritual recession .
Climbing Down Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. When I say climbing down , I mean my barefeet climb downhill ,these kids are going up to the Holy Shrine a long long trek.. and this is the beginning of surrender to a spirituality with nature all around you , no hate no animosity no bigotry no spiritual conceit or arrogance no Mullah diatribe , yes I am an Indian Muslim I read the wordless scripture of Peace.
I am not a Sufi adherent , but does it matter I believe in any religion that makes me Human. I am a Shia spiritually content with the roots of my Faith that grew as a seed in my Mothers Womb.
I am a poet I seek love ,love that epitomizes my thirst of Life, I was shown an apparition without physicality , and I succumbed she is she is not, I see her you cant.. yes delving with the Malangs is not for the weak hearted..I shall overcome the magic cast on me and break through the net of my captivity..
Yes Haji Malang is reading the Magus and reliving it too ..…
Thank You Holy Saint, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. you gave me hope a reason to live you were generous i have no complaint thank you holy saint born of a blemish nothing can taint incomplete work of art a body without soul a brush some paint
to dr robi ludwig
and I am crying .. yes my house is in mourning as my Imam leaves for Karbala today/
Fucked Forever, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. falling in love never never love that makes a fool even of those who are clever an empty shadow of a woman we revere leprous longings to have her or not to have her
Yeh Sach Hai Main Tumhe Chahta Hoon, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. lab pe atii hai bat kehte hue ghabrata hoon khuda ke darbar main tumhara nam girgirata hoon han yeh such hai main tumhe chahta hoon tum kya jano yeh fariyad main khuda ko sunata hoon tumhe hasil karne ki khaish main apne ap ko bhul jata hoon yeh sach hai main tumhe chahta hoon dabe pair khali hath khuda ke ghar se laut ata hoon aj nahi to kal tum meri hogi yeh jhuta dilasa apne dil ko sunata hoon lab pe ati hai bat main sharma jata hoon yeh sach hai main tumhe chahta hoon
The Gemstone Man and His Wife, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have kept my hijra pictures of Gopal Hajis sandal on hold , and I am finally completing my last lot of Haji Malang pictures about 400 or so shot around the Shrine and a few pictures of Shabbo Bhais son Salman, from Chor Bazar , this family owns the Dhuni which is called Ahmed Ghadiali Chowk. This also includes pictures of my climb down the Malangad mountains barefeet and pictures I shot on the way that I include as street photography.
I have been busy with work and have been away from my computer for the longest time but my uploading continues ...also the titles and description are missing on my uploaded pictures.
The gemstone man and his wife move from one urus to the next selling their wares and business was not to good..they know me since a very long time.