Monday, December 19, 2011

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Alex And Siddesh And the Cosmic Eye at Bandra Bazar Road

Alex And the Cosmic Eye at Bandra Bazar Road

As you enter Boran Road to head towards Bandra Bazar Road you will see artist Alex at work, giving Bandra Bazar Road a new look a new makeover..I was in a hurry so I did not get much time to speak to him , but I am sure I will meet him again someday..

Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 Month Old Malang Kid

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She beats her chest to the chant of Ya Hussain , she does not fear the dagger on her head , she shoots pictures .. and she speaks to me in a language of silence .. we communicate through our eyes and every minute is a moment of unlearning photography..

Nerjis Asif Shakir sits on her fathers lap unraveling the computer screen, she has the power to heal...and she heals me with her touch, every since she entered my house as a grandchild she bought the much needed luck, life was miserable , unstoppable debts , pain , morbidity and down slide..

I shut my shop took up a high end job, turned corporate , became responsible focused , people who worked for me changed their lives too they all got profitable returns overnight they became happier and made their respective families happy too.

I miss my freedom , my afternoon siestas , but I gave up my wings I now live under anthers man light and guidance and he is human so he understands my humanity too.,..

But I must reiterate Nerjis Asif Shakir was the beginning and the finishing touches of the change in my life were added by my other new grand daughter Zaira Saif Shakir three month old..

Zaira Saif Shakir does not like the camera at all..she is a born baby boxer her hands are in gloves as she keeps beating the shit of whatever comes her way..Zaira keeps to herself , and once both are put in the same pram there might be some cosmic fireworks .. Nerjis Asif Shakir is a peace loving child .. and they both along with Marziya Shakir 4 year old hold the future of the Shakirs of Bandra West..

Grandpa Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Assisted By Me

Grandpa Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Assisted By Me

Grandpa Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Assisted By Me

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Nerjis Asif Shakir was introduced to the camera the day she was born on 17 July 2011and every new day of her life was the camera that I embossed on her childs mind.. than came the stage of touch and I handed her the miniature collectible that she would hold simply dragging it to her mouth , soon she got tired of the miniature camera , and started yearning for my Nikon D 80..I would place it on her stomach and chest and make her feel the shutter , letting her press it till I finally bought this picture to life , and it is Nerjis Asif Shakir .. her vision of me , the Shia Hindu, the Dam Madar Malang , and this was shot on Friday the day I walk barefeet shun my corporate new identity and wear my Malang vestments ..

I know one thing as a Malang that Nerjis Asif Shakir will be a better photographer than her Guru Dr Glenn Losack MD , and I say this in sheer humility, because the next step in unteaching photography is tying a blindfold on Nerjis Asif Shakirs eyes and letting her touch the camera till the camera and her inner vision become one .. and Fuck F stops Fuck decisive moments ..

Nerjis Asif Shakir Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Two Street Photographers Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Two Street Photographers Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old