Shooting the Darkness of the Human Soul, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. searching for a diamond hidden in coal photography for photography's sake is not my goal i shoot a part you see it whole i shoot the streets of pain populated by convicted souls two parallel lines two different poles a thirst seeking a watering hole each one playing another mans role
This guy was very chirpy in the morning but as the time draws near for having the rod entering his cheek, his face his body language becomes totally serious a bit afraid too.
He is watching Raja piercer mark his cheeks , as the rod has to align well or it will be lopsided and the child will lose his balance , the child carries the inserted rod for several hours , at about midnight the rods are removed from the mouth at the Mahim Maryamma Temple Macchimar colony.
I have never waited that long as I am a diabetic and I dont eat anything while shooting this event , I am on my feet I removed my top as the Mumbai heat is blistering and scorches the soul and the body.
This is one ritual I cant give up shooting , and as pain is the core of my study through photography .