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My Father

My Father, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,007 items / 1,388,456 views

my father
is the best
to my inquisitive
street loving
camera lens
he confessed
my father is poor
but my father
among all fathers
is the smartest
not rich
or smartly dressed
but my father
is truly blessed
among all fathers
of my friends
my father
is the wisest
kind humble
nicest
cool as
a cucumber
never stressed
a common man
my father
but contributes
through his simple
humble means
to hope harmony
peace and progress

Getting Over The Holi Blues

Getting Over The Holi Blues, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,006 items / 1,388,439 views

his nasha
is not yet over
he is still
on a high
he sits
on the road side
daydreaming
of old days
gone by
friends that
unexpectedly
died
their memories
besides
now on the
wayside
change
is the law
of nature
time and tide
a pain he feels
tries to hide
but eats his
insides
the daily wage
worker
of mumbai
who carries
other peoples loads
his sufferings
on his back
astride
a street picture
the one eyed
camera
captured
feeling words
the poet inscribed

Shooting Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace And Humanity

Shooting Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace And Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,813 views

nothing greater
than my country
where in a garden
all flowers
bloom grow
freely
the fragrance
of Islam
the sweetness
of Christianity
Hope and Hindutva
a message
of peace and humanity
so many rare flowers
rare orchids in plenty
growing together
letting others
grow beautifully
Mother India
her children
are we
so many
branches
roots
of a shade giving
banyan tree
om mani padme hoon
the light of the bodhi tree
an ocean into
which all rivers flow
in compatibility
trust equality

RA 1 THE BEST 1

Aye Hijda Tujhe Salam

Aye Hijda Tujhe Salam, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,460 views



tujhme ishwar
tujhme ram
tujhme shivji
ka pranam
musalman
tujhe kehte
hain haram
aman
tera inam
hijda from orissa
hijda from assam
zindagi besuri
zillat tera nam
roz rat ko
tujhko
karte hain lilam
teri izzat tera dam
shola shabnam
ka ek jam
tere ansu
parde main chippe
tere arzoo nakam
aye hijda tujhe salam
aye hijda tujhe salam

to raksha

The Poet of Zenda

The Poet Reflected In The Soul of a Cracked Mirror

The Bitter And Sweet Side of Bandra

Aye Malik Tere Bandhe Hum

Aye Malik Tere Bandhe Hum, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. jab Julmon Kaa Ho Saamanaa, Tab Too Hee Humei Thaamanaa
wo Buraee Kare, Hum Bhalaaee Bhare, Naheen Badale Kee Ho Kaamanaa
badh Uthhe Pyaar Kaa Har Kadam Aaur Mite Bair Kaa Ye Bharam

Snake Oil Seller Sex And Lies

Snake Oil Seller Sex And Lies, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,365 views

he called me out
do you prematurely
ejaculate
through the snout
does it not hold itself
up against adversity
has it lost its clout
i nodded my head
but shut my mouth
he said use
my snake oil
massage it daily
rigorously
it will make it
tough and stout
every rule in
the kama sutra
you can flout
she will keep asking
for more and more
a wrestling bout
in and out
without any doubt
he whispered
in my ear
i recently gave
it to an actor
from pali hill
with a pout
he has been
fucking
the poor
struggling
actress
time locked out
a sexual blast
total recall
complete
knock out
if your partner
cant give birth
try this snake oil
before 9 months
babies will sprout
also gets rid
of body pain
arthritis and gout
even the encounter cop
uses it before a shoot out
than he showed me
pictures with top
bollywood actors
directors
producers
casting couch heads
music directors lyricists
star secret…

This is Bandra Seen Through My Camera Eye

This is Bandra Seen Through My Camera Eye, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,359 views


i wont see it
once i die
hidden faces
weep and cry
lame cripple
deformed
held to the soul
of an eternal sigh
oh god you made humans
i wont deny but the world
of beggars you forgot
busy as you are
up above in the sky
the fall they rise
on the soul
of humanity
a great sacrifice
as time mocks
as it flies
is there really
a paradise
a religious lie
if you are not
happy here
how can you be
happy there
says the speck
in the devils eye
come to hell
five star comfort
fornicate buy free
what you want to buy
satanic overtures
says the poet goodbye

Jabbar Bhai of Bandra Bazar

Jabbar Bhai of Bandra Bazar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,358 views


I shot this day before yesterday Jabbar Bhai was paying the butcher , actually I later realized he had a Niyaz he had invited me but I had forgotten about it completely.

Niyaz is in remembrance and thanks to the Holy Saint in this case of Jabbar Bhai to Khwajah Garib Nawaz of Ajmer.

Jabbar bhai and I hit off very well, he left last evening for Ajmer I told him to visit my Peersaab Fakhru Miya of Hujra No 6.

I shoot street scenes my surroundings record emotions and life on a slow track of Bandra sometimes add text or poetry.

Most of my photoblogs are titles without text..

I have covered Bandra sensitively poetically to the best of my ability..without bias including every religiosity faith that I chose to shoot.

I avoid political issues I dont know why and among all the political leaders of Bandra one man I genuinely like to shoot fir his humanity for his humility for his love for …

Marziya Sees Pictures While I Only Shoot Pictures

Marziya Sees Pictures While I Only Shoot Pictures, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,354 views

A few months back I was bringing Marziya from her old school a long walk via the Bandra Bazar Market a walk that shes sees what I shoot and shoots a few I direct her to shoot , and she is sharp all of three years , and sharpness is not just about shooting crystal crisp pictures , even a blur has a storyline if shot poetically , pictures are poetry period.

Whe I reached Kalidas a 100 year store at the Bazar Marziya began tugging my leg and I looked down she pointed to this same lady and her child on the wheel chair, I shot pictures all on my Flickr set World of Muslim Beggars God Forgot..

So I am not trying to boat about Marziya prowess or her vision , but she has it the essence of poetry that ultimately transforms into a picture..

Whatever I learnt from my Gurus Marziya absorbed it though brand equity is important in choice of GURU ..Marziyas guru is Dr…

The is my 177005 Blog at Flickr.Com

The is my 177005 Blog at Flickr.Com, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,005 items / 1,387,347 views


I dedicate it to the beggars of Bandra I know each one of them, I dont know them by name but I know these territorial creatures , as they stand with hands open and every coin makes a marked difference to their impoverished lives.

Some of the beggars comer to Bandra for change and fresh air, Bandra is like a hill station for beggars from Mumbra Kalwa and beyond.. they come with their kids beg a bit and go back to their far distant suburban homes..shot by a barefeet blogger of Mumbai.

I know of the Albino family that begs at the foothills of Haji Malang that comes to beg at Bandra close to JJ Colony.

JJ Colony is an abbreviated form for Jamat e Jamuriya..that a few years back was clustered slums , now bought down and clustered buildings with shops have come in their place, I pass through this housing colony of predominantly Muslim people cutting through the butcher shop…

Born To Shoot Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

Born To Shoot Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,936 items / 1,387,021 views

without batting an eyelid
without fear or fright
holding the camera tight
profoundly she shoots
pictures shot through
the Nikon D 80 bear fruit
as i watch her in admiration
silently and mute
she was born with the gift
of an inner vision an insight
the camera merely an of shoot
the worlds youngest
street photographer
to humanity she pays tribute
street angst street life
raw emotions she loots
beggars she meets on her route
know her happily this cute child
they salute marziya shakir
her pictorial pursuits
a photographer of repute

The Hijras of Bandra West

The Poets Soul Captures The Hijra Angst

The Poets Soul Captures The Hijra Angst, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,930 items / 1,386,947 views

I shot this yesterday at JJ Colony Bazar and I spoke to them later but they were camera shy and ignored me and the humanity of my camera completely.

They were buying chicken...

And I shot hijras again this evening while coming from Lokhandawala Andheri at the Juhu Versova Link Road traffic signal..

Three

Three, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,929 items / 1,386,896 views

being gifted
i tried
to read the future
of all three
one had become
a builder
the second
was an actor
the third was
a politician
through
the third eye
of my mind
i could see
all three
building
castles on air
on the soul
of humanity
the actor
was endorsing
pan masala booze
making loads of money
the builder and the politician
joined hands building
holiday homes
on man made
hill stations
in the lap
of luxury
burning slums
smoke and fire
new homes
dont come free
no they said
we are human
we dont give charity
the actor would dance at
rich fat weddings
but for slumdwellers
homeless he had
no time he agreed
an eye sore
they must
be removed
on rail tracks
the shat and peed
a curse
a wanting seed
they only knew
to fornicate
over breed '
i opened my eyes
my fucked
imagination
from a worse
fate i hurriedly freed
to their future
i wished godspeed
in the slums
as they studied
to my workspace
i scurried
ne…

Within The Mind Of A Cosmic Poet

Within The Mind Of A Cosmic Poet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,928 items / 1,386,860 views

lies wasteland
of words
rusty corroded
overused
depleted and bare
empty socket-less
beyond the horizon
they stare denuded
dehydrated despair
deleted they rise
from the ashes
reborn mixing
with water and air
poetically
painfully
on the soul of
sorrow ensnared
computerized
software
fortitude
fathomless
fecundity
foto flair
thoughtlessly
threadbare

The Wheel Chair Of Despair Despondency And Death

The Wheel Chair Of Despair Despondency And Death, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,927 items / 1,386,843 views

he waits
with bated breath
to move to the other
shore where he wont
have to beg demean himself
his self respect his honor
on the streets outdoor
he had seen good days
great times once before
but quirk of fate
he lost it all in one go
a loaded twice
took away all that was his
he wont gamble he swore
his pain his sufferings
like a cross on his frail
shoulders he bore
oh take me away fast
to the almighty he implores
his voice for the time being
the good lord master
of the ring ignores
his body rusted
his soul corroded ore
hell fire brimstone and gore

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat Where Have You Been

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat Where Have You Been, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 176,926 items / 1,386,822 views

i attended mardi gras
with your best friend
Antony Posey
in New Orleans
an immaculate soul
who keeps his
house heart clean
his friends
he has no foes
he will never demean
a chambray shirt
blue faded jeans
a camera in hand
shooting pictorial
soul stirring scenes
athletic tall and lean
he looks the same
what he looked
when he was a
strapping teen
crystal clear
evergreen
desposyni
no smokescreen
sound of health
good hygiene
said pussy cat
from mumbai
he treated me
like a royal queen
southern comfort
exotic food
creole cuisine
culinary traditions
poetic thoughts
umpteen
jocularly
almost bursting
my spleen