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RIP Jeff Lamb

RIP Jeff Lamb, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

a sepulchral
silence
on his Flickr
photo stream
his Facebook
update
an echo less
wall now part
of a faded dream
he came he saw
he befriended
us all
now he has gone
on a canoe
up stream
he was alive
he gave us
strength to live
unimaginable
it seems
the mind
does not
believe it
the poets
soul screams
sonny boy
is searching
for his master
is it a daydream
jeff of ann arbor
had a pledge
to redeem
from the hands
of the maker
the father supreme
you bore your cross
you never uttered
a cry of pain
at crossroads extreme
but than legends dont die
they live in the hearts
of their loved ones
forever spectral
agleam a memory
a treasure held
in the highest esteem
his pictures
he leaves behind
a change of a theme
creative fires
smokeless steam

to leyla with deepest regards .…

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leading From The Front Shiv Jayanti Bandra

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh Leading From The Front Shiv Jayanti Bandra

A Gift To Shri Balasaheb Thackeray From A Barefeet Blogger Of Mumbai

A Gift To Shri Balasaheb Thackeray From A Barefeet Blogger Of Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,921 items / 1,386,311 views

not only
the hindus
hirday samrat
a samrat
of all indians
beyond caste
color creed
or community
most sought
holistically
healing
the poor
mans lot
trying
to save
mother india
from scams
corruption
inherent rot
those who rob
this golden pot
will never stand justice
will never get caught
he does not hate
muslims only
the anti national bigot
time of calamity
always on the spot
a message
i send from one
poet to another
a flower of peace
my camera lens
captured
as a poem
somewhat

Shiv Jayanti Shiv Sena Shaka Bandra Hill Road

I Shoot Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace and Humanity

Jai Shivaji Jai Bhavani

Jai Shivaji Jai Bhavani, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,912 items / 1,386,294 views

He founded the Hindu kingdom in the Deccan against all odds , fighting against the mighty Mughals.He inspired and united the common man to fight against the tyranny of Mughal ruler Aurangjeb, by inculcating a sense of pride and nationality in them.

At the age of 16, he took a pledge to establish a sovereign Hindu state.He clearly outstands all the rulers and generals of India by the exemplary life he lived and is thus respected by the entire cross section of Indians. Shivaji's military skills could be compared to those of Napolean.

He raised a strong army and navy, constructed and repaired forts, used gureilla warfare tactics,developed a strong intelligence network,gave equal treatment to the people from all religions and castes based on merit, and functioned like a seasoned Statesman and General. He appointed ministers with specific functions such as Internal security,Foreig…

Hi Shan Konachi Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Chi

Shiv Jayanti Shiv Sena Shaka Bandra Hill Road

Shiv Jayanti Shiv Sena Shaka Bandra Hill Road, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,907 items / 1,386,293 views

I am very close t the functionaries of the Shiv Sena Shaka Bandra Hill Road Mr Sudesh Dubey and Shaka Pramukh Sandip Metkar and shoot Shiv Jayanti every year .. a daty of Pride for all in Maharashtra .

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (1627-1680

He founded the Hindu kingdom in the Deccan against all odds , fighting against the mighty Mughals.He inspired and united the common man to fight against the tyranny of Mughal ruler Aurangjeb, by inculcating a sense of pride and nationality in them. At the age of 16, he took a pledge to establish a sovereign Hindu state.He clearly outstands all the rulers and generals of India by the exemplary life he lived and is thus respected by the entire cross section of Indians. Shivaji’s military skills could be compared to those of Napolean. He raised a strong army and navy, constructed and repaired forts, used guerrilla warfare ta…

Poetizing The Soul of Photography Through a Blog

Bacchon Jaldi Karo Kal Mumbai Mirror Main Ana Hai

Bacchon Jaldi Karo Kal Mumbai Mirror Main Ana Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. padosiyon ke bachon
ko thenga dikhana hai
jaffar bhai ko jalana hai
unke pas paisa hai
hamare pas idd ka photo hai
yeh unko batana hai
sare copies kharid kar
mohalle main batwana hai
basi eid ke din 'bhi eid
ka jashn manana hai
badi hadkar di bhai
unhe yeh samjhana hai

Hindu Aur Muslim Bhi Idd Manate Hain

Hindu Aur Muslim Bhi Idd Manate Hain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,394 items / 1,107,468 views

The Media photographer Pratik Koli and a barefeet blogger of Mumbai Firoze Shakir wishing Idd Mubarak and Ganpati Bappa Morya..

This message is part of my thread Hope and Hindutva a Message of Peace ..on Flickr.

Living in peace as human beings is more important than making an issue of an individuals choice of faith or religiosity.

Pratiks being Hindu or me being a Muslim does not dent the spirit of our Indianness .. which is what matters at the end of the day.

jahan khuda hai
wahan bhagwan hai
kan kan main basa
wa insan hai
mahzab nahi sikata
lena kisi ki jan hai
lekin han hamare
bhitar bhi shaitan hai
sab bharatwasi
bhala koie hindu
ya sirf
musalman hai
hamara desh
se ranga hua
aman ka elan hai
ek dil
main sab ki jan hai

bharat desh mahan hai

She Forces Her Child To Beg

She Forces Her Child To Beg, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,872 items / 1,385,926 views

She did not know I had shot this picture and as soon as her child came up to me to ask for money I trained my lens on her the child, the mother was furious dont take my child's photo etc, and simply because she knows it is an offense making your child beg, and she is in the best of health , the mother . I told her why was she pushing the child in the trade but she saw everybody listening to my spiel she disappeared.

And it is really bad and even at Bandra station near the booking office there is a toddler who crawls towards the people waiting the queue fir tickets and begs he has been trained smartly..I did not have a heart to shoot his pictures I was in a big rush too.


And so I cant help but I shoot beggars I dont sell pictures so accusations by the few who think we guys make money through our pictures is water on a fucked ducks ass.


But I show you life as is where is I c…

Apki Khubsurti Waqt Mita Na Saka

Apki Khubsurti Waqt Mita Na Saka, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,871 items / 1,385,906 views

woh thoda muskurayi
unse raha na gaya
yad ayi us zamane ki
joh kaha na gya
mere jumle sunkar
ankh se ansu gira
unka beeta hua gham
unse saha na gaya

Maine Bachon Se Poocha

Maine Bachon Se Poocha, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,870 items / 1,385,875 views

maine in bachon se poocha
bachon bade hokar tum kya bana chahoge
bacchon ne mere camere se mohit hokar jawab diya

uncle hum apki trah photographer banna chahenge
maine pareshan hokar unhe bataya ke meri trah photography
se ap kadke reh jayenge apke bacche bhuke mar jayenge
woh thoda ghabraye phir jawab diya uncle kam se
kam ham logon ka dil bhaelayenge photo 'khickar
aman ki asha pahlayenge picture ke zariye
logon ko kahaniya sunayenge hume nahi banna hai netaji
na cricketer na sharukh khan ...ham apne dukh ko bhulakar
doosron ka dukh hateyenge paisiwale toh nahi ham
ache insan kehlayenge ...sachai dikhaeyenge

humne kaha bachon sachaie dikhaoge
toh befuzool hawalat main bandh ho jaoge
kal yug hai zamana kharab hai sachaie
dikhaoge to khub mar khaoge apne ap
ko pehchan nahi poage teacher ya master bano
usi main tumhari bhalie hai age nikal jaoge
aur bachon ka mustakbil banoag…

I Shoot What I See

I Shoot What I See, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,869 items / 1,385,817 views

in the orbs
of children s eyes
a poets
doomed destiny
both the children
the poet enslaved
pretending
to be free
but bound
like waves
in an ocean
holding
a pond
a stream
a river
a sea
upheavals
rise fall
the story
of humanity
to be
or wish
not to be

Am Admi

Am Admi, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

176,868 items / 1,385,804 views

kehne ke liye
sapna jo netaji ne
dikhaya sunhera tha
ungli par siyai lagane
ke bad kuch nahi badla
wohi ghuta hua gam
wohi ganghor andhera tha
jis pe mohr lagai thi
us chehre ke peeche
koie dusra chehra tha
kambakht waqt tehra tha
am admi ke gale
main katon ka har
netahji ke sar
par resham ka
sehra tha
age peeche
commando
ka pehra tha
aur chamchon
ke hathon main
netaji ki party
ka pherera tha

yeh bat aur hai ke netaji paydashi lutera tha

vote for democracy sometimes is a vote for corruption and scams..

ghav bada gehra tha...

The Pain of A Child

The Pain of A Child, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,867 items / 1,385,786 views


pictures frames
within frames
as they slide
move forward
backward
caught in a grid
a moment
i captured
on the soul
of my cosmic
consciousness
before it slid
i caught
the pain of an adult
in the soul of a kid
within the meshes
of innocence camouflaged
well hid i almost skid
a pain like a spark
from her pain
into my pain
entered the doors
of my eyelids
a poetic pause
as it backslid
why do men
infect their
perversion
on the innocence
of little children
even babies and kids
a crime not just
humanity
but god forbids


dedicated to onir

My Pictures Are About The Nameless Who Live On The Streets

My Pictures Are About The Nameless Who Live On The Streets, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,866 items / 1,385,781 views

born
forgotten
held captive
in the soul
of a camera
cute hardy
petite not
bothered
about success
or defeat
only the next
morsel
if and when
it comes
they will eat
a craving
stomach
humongous hunger
silky sweaty heat
disheveled
hair dirty body
soul unsullied
children of a god
who has forgotten
them no remedy
i capture moments
of their life moments
vacuous incomplete
sometimes they have
slippers i am barefeet
poems for my thoughts
my soul wearied
on the soul of a poet
in words copied
what you see
is what you read