Saturday, December 3, 2011
Fatima ke dil ka chain haq pe fida ho gaya. Sar shae mazloom ka tan se juda hogaya. Aj hamara Imam hum se juda hogaya ...
My lens was covered with sweat blood and tears I fainted twice, my blood sugar was playing havoc with my spiritual consciousness so I removed my shirt gave my camera to a kid from Bangalore and began slashing my back leaping in the air like a wild demonic mad man.. I was very tired but I kept shooting whatever came in front of my lens ..my focusing was affected badly did not bother me the confusion chaos of my blurry images tells you the intensity of Shia pain.. and some words from my Danish friends Viola and Kim.. Viola was sad she could not enter inside Kaisar Bagh to shoot the cutting and the scourging only Glenn and Kim coul.
Subject: Re: Thoughts at dusk
Date: 2nd December, 2011
Firoze, my friend - it is Viola and I who are deeply honored to bear witness to such a holy happening as the Muharram. The world near to hear your story, understand your pain.
Yesterday was without a doubt one of the most intense and moving experiences of my 35 year long life, and continuing to enjoy the company of one crazy Malang like you - and now also a crazy American - is something I hold dearly.
Love and our thoughts,
Viola and Kim
This is my new set documenting Moharam in Mumbai 2011..along with me are Kim Viola from Denmark , they were to fly out on 30 Nov but stayed back to shoot Ashura in Mumbai
And the Photographer No1 of New York Dr Glenn Losack who arrived from New York this morning..he shaved of his hair as he could not bear the Mumbai heat and humidity..
The Shia community was happy to see Glenn as he shot Chehlum in Mumbai 2008 and the Kurla Juloos..
I scourged my back after a very long time at Kaisar Bagh,...
I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...
Insan Ko Bedar Ho Lene Do Har Qaum Pukaregi Hamare Hain Hussain , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.