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Shooting the Hijra Angst

Shooting the Hijra Angst, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. shooting hijras
a message of
humanity and hope
showing you their
life their angst
their fucked

to live with dignity
on a tight rope
androgynous future
no scope
head held high
the indignity
of living as hijras
they cope

Camerewale Baba

Chalak Ali Eye Ball Piercing

There Can Be No Smoke Without Fire

Chalak Ali Eye Ball Piercing

A Blogger Bawa at the Dhuni

A Blogger Bawa at the Dhuni, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Those days several years back I would walk barefeet to shoot the Chancawalli Rafaees and return barefeet too, I was their poster boy and as the ladies thought I was a bawa they gave me alms that I handed over to the Murshad , begging is an aspect of Gods metaphoric godliness ..
i was not a beggar or an ascetic but people who did not know me thought I was , and I did not hurt their belief by telling them I was not what they thought me to be.

They came kissed my hand men old women children.. and I maintained a stoic silence..and I would not be this colorful, if the Urus happened during Moharam.

During Moharam I wear only black for 2 month eight days.

But at the Dhuni they knew I was a Shia adherent and gave me respect as I gave them too.

Shooting them was a pictorial passion and because they have isolated themselves from mainstream society it was a very daunting and challenging task too.

I had enemies at the Dh…