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Why Do You Post This Kind of Stuff ? A Query on Google+

Why Do You Post This Kind of Stuff ? A Query on Google+, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 229,528 items / 1,922,398 views

My reply in humility and gratitude

I Thank all of you for browsing my world of pain.. why do I shoot this stuff .. a very curiously powerful question ...I shoot this because I am human.. when I shot this kid in Ajmer he hid his face from me he was aware I was shooting him and when he lifted his face he accused me of a guilt I had not comitted , I died a million deaths as a poet.. I dont do this to gain cookie points , I do it as this is the genre purpose of my photography, I will not post funny pictures but I wont pass adverse comments on what you post that is your prerogative on the open web..

I hate posting pictures on Google+ I hate Picassa ,,I prefer Flickr and Flickr will not give me a free account even after 200000 images shot to educate in most cases a world unseen by Geo Nat too, I shoot the hijras to showcase their world I shoot all religio…

Maria Found Jesus When The Lights Went Out Forever

Hope In West Bengal Has Gone Blind .. Forever ..

No Maria The Coin Is Not Outside ....

No Maria The Coin Is Not Outside ...., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. As a photographer you either tell your story or the story of a person you shoot.. Maris does not exist in your world I hope not, and I am sure if she existed the authorities would have picked her up bundled her to a leper home and taken care of her..

Glenn Losack shoots leper homes , he knows the ins outs but I know for a fact beggar homes are beggar unfriendly , bad outsourcing the curse of India even caretakers of children homes fuck rape sodomize children..and get away with it..

And the only state in India that respects Freedom of Expression , is Maharashtra .. I say this with extreme pride , we dont lock up professors if they post cartoons depicting bad governance , dying children in Municipal hospitals goondaism , hooliganism and for once I think be it Left or Right powers corrupts and evil power of a megalomaniac woman corrupts humanity completely and she the other was unceremoniously kicke…

She Likes The Sound of Coins More Than The Silence of The Notes

She Likes The Sound of Coins More Than The Silence of The Notes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. With the money she earns as a beggar sitting for hours here in this lane and later in the evenings at Hill Road near the Parsi Fire Temple or near Globus , she and her daughter Mary also a beggar have bought up two kids , Marys children and Marias grand children.

Its been a long time I have not seen them, they are not in Mumbai, taken care by Christian folks.

If you notice carefully the tin is tied to her leg, as I believe drug addicts desperate for money have snatched it and run away with it, some pretend to drop coins and flick the notes within.. it is tough being a beggar having sockets for eyes.

And as I am not published in magazines or newspapers I am not a Reuters photographer I shoot what I have to shoot , no restrictions on my own beggar soul, I dont sell my pictures but a kind person on Flickr in appreciation for sharing my world of eunuchs and hijras bougfht me a…

Good Morning G plus .. Welcome To My World of Deathly Illusions

Good Morning G plus .. Welcome To My World of Deathly Illusions, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

These are pictures I take on my way to work ,

I said Good Morning to Maria the Leper Lady dropped some coins in her tin box , while she begins to touch them, I step away and from a distance capture the moments of her life than share her pain pathos poetry with all of you..

She is the beginning of the road that leads to work if I take it or I go to work another long way..

Maria is a set at my Flickr photostream, and my grand daughter Marziya Shakir has shot her too..

I have never asked her or her daughter Mary , questions pertaining to their life,.I give money as charity I shoot pictures ...my world of pictures survives on brevity of thought.

When I began my tryst with photography, shooting beggars was not part of my adventure at all, I shot slides black and white color film, I shot my surroundings , my faith as a Shia and my culture as an Indian , I shot Hinduism Churches …

Marziya Shakir Shoots Us And Jesus on Canon 7 D With Vertical Grip

Marziya Shakir Shoots Us On Canon EOS 7D With Vertical Grip

Grandpa Shot By Marziya Shakir on Canon EOS 7 D With Vertical Grip

Grandpa Shot By Marziya Shakir on Canon EOS 7 D With Vertical Grip, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. That Marziya Shakir 4 year old can hold the heavy camera speaks volumes for her passion for photography..

This morning I took her down to the Market and let her indulge in street photography along with her is the new street photographer imbibing the rules of the game soon to be 9 month Nerjis Asif Shakir her sister and my favorite grand daughter who is a Malang too

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

The Beggar Poet ,,,And The Mahatma