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The Three Brave Boys of Bandra

The Three Brave Boys of Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,703 items / 865,005 views

On 18 Apr 10, 7.28PM IST Paul Douroux said:

I like this photo Firoze...The smile on the face of the boy with the bottle is very nice. He has a good feeling about him...like he can handle whatever troubles life brings.

The Future Of These Kids I Could Not Shoot

The Future Of These Kids I Could Not Shoot, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,703 items / 865,005 views

i tried
to penetrate
their wishes
their dreams
their hopes
how each
ones destiny
would bear fruit
a street photographer
the future of these kids
i could no shoot

from their adversity
the path of their destination
i could not loot
to the power
of my lens
that steals soul
they were mute
silently
i changed my route
to their grit and determination
this picture as my tribute

Bandra Slum Lords

Bandra Slum Lords, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. They hold the future
of the slums
in their little hands
they want to grow
up become great
leaders of this land
a cricketer
a film star
a politician
a doctor
united
is their stand
changing
the destiny
of their
homeland
if only
their paper
dreams
do not burn
or crash land

The Gutter Flows Through The Slum

The Gutter Flows Through The Slum, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,703 items / 865,005 views

into
the heart of humanity
water filled containers
water filled drums
born in the gutter
to the gutter
you succumb
you die once
only when your
time comes
leaving behind
your water logged
womb for
a water logged tomb
in another
kingdom

What Lens Do You Use ?

What Lens Do You Use ?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,681 items / 864,651 views

This was a question posed by a person to a celebrity photographer on Facebook.

And I wondered about the naivete of the person , before the camera or the lens takes the picture it is the mind that captures it on your soul..

The body is a camera and I wont go into scientific details.. the lens is Shivas third eye embedded deep into your foreheads karmic consciousness..pictures are shot here..

There was a ad in the newspapers learn to click snaps at Rs 7500 in three days , this is photography served as a Thali.. makes me throw up..

And I am only 10 years into photography..I am a street photographer , you need a temperament to be a street photographer , you have to be fast on the uptake, or you lose a fleeting moment completely.

Photography should be made a compulsory subject in school and colleges as it is a holistic healing instrument of peace.

You dont need to run after pictures , pict…

There Is No Doubt About It Your Service Sucks

There Is No Doubt About It Your Service Sucks, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,680 items / 864,639 views

Message sent to their Customer Care

And it is a fact I have no other agenda, I pay for a service that is pathetic, unapologetic when you fail to connect , neither do you compensate for the outage..I am an existing customer since six years I think you have reached a saturation point , you want more connections more money but you do nothing for the customer who subscribes to your service..

And you get a sadistic pleasure making us suffer and in India there is no authority that can reprimand you for your grave shortcomings.

Please tell me if I am wrong..

My net went dead at midnight and after 4 hours the connection is still bad.

Firoze Shakir

Photographer no1

237303
Mumbai

The Pain of Losing a Loved One

The Pain of Losing a Loved One, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,679 items / 864,075 views

What joins me to you and you to everyone else beyond caste color or creed is the magnanimity of pain, the humility of pain , pain is the common denominator, pain touches us all , there is no escaping pain or death for that matter both walking behind each other.

I shot this picture today, I could have shot it at the Shia cemetery too, but I am a poet as much as a human being and I am a father of a daughter too..so though I had my camera on my person I lacked the instincts of a photographer at that moment, when this gentleman sat on a bench weeping bitterly , he had come to the graveyard to bury his 21 year old daughter Kulsoom.

I offered my condolences like everyone else , I knew I would blog this sad episode , but I was reprimanded by one of his relatives for taking a photo of the gents offering salam in the courtyard , I was rudely asked to keep my camera away, the relativ…

Marziyas Report Card

Marziyas Report Card, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,674 items / 863,993 views

Reading of Alphabets ...Good

Conversation Very Good

Number Work Very Good

Poetry Very Good

General Knowledge Good

Drawing Good

Writing Good


Hand Work Very Good

Drill Games Very Good

Conduct Very Good

Application Excellent

Promoted to Nursery

Marziya is a very friendly girl. She exhibits learning and sharing tendencies.