That is what both Marziya and I call her .. with respect and with devotion for her station in life.
She stays at Chinchpokli road Bandra
I have been shooting her for a long time now but we hardly talk , she smiles considers me mad shooting her pictures , but when Marziya held the camera in her hand and took this shot she realized perhaps , even madness gives birth to creativity.. whether Marziya is a product of my street madness I dont know,but Marziya at 3 years makes me unlearn photography, from a manual which is not written by any eminent photographer.
I taught Marziya to hold the camera when she was very young, and camera etiquette , Marziya will never take the camera without placing the strap around her fragile neck, and the Nikon D 80 is a heavy camera for a child.
I made Marziya take the next few shots too , and she…
The Chancawalli Rafaees, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The bawa on the extreme left Handi Sai ded mysteriously ,at Kota they say, he was a heavy smoker opium user , and the bawa in the center Amanat Ali of Chancawalli rafees .. I shot this group consistently for many years , I was excommunicated from this group fr one year before I shot this picture by a Peerr Sikandar Wali Bawa , he died I Handi Sai called me back to the fold to shoot them.
But I was not inclined to become a Rafaee and I had a great equation with late Handi Sai..
Now this group after Handi Sais death has split up into many smaller groups I meet them at Ajmer during the Urus of Khwajah Gharib Nawaz.
They will be found at Makdhoom Shah Baba at Mahim during the Holy saints Urus in Mumbai..from this place they move to Fakhruddin Shah Babas Urus that this picture belongs too...all part of a parent set called Sufism, Rafaees Malangs Dargahs at Flickr.com my photo stream.