Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bollywood is a Land of Dreamers

Bollywood Reunion .. Shahjahan Akthar Khan Me And Director Rohit

Eid Mubarak.. The World Of The Muslim Beggar .. Never Changes

Learning Essence of Humanity On The Streets

World of Pain Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Muslim Beggars Dont Celebrate Eid They Work Overtime

Ma Yeh Tumhara Haq Hai..

My Grandkids Giving Eidi To The Muslim Beggar Kid- Eid Mubarak To All Of You



Eid Mubarak To All Of You Peace Joy Hope Happiness .. Not Just Assam Burma but for all of Suffering Humanity ..

I Bring Desi Murgi Home


At Chinchpokli road close to my house is a Muslim Chacha who sells desi eggs and Desi hens cocks , he gets all this from his hometown Ahmednagar , which he sells at nominal rates to the locals of our area.

I buy desi murgii for my grandkids soup from the guy at the Bandra Bazar , he cuts and gives it to me but with Chacha I have to buy the Murgi live than have it cut at the bazar, instead I bought it home , Chacha took only Rs 150 or it.

Than along with Marziya Nerjis in my arms murgi in my hand I took it to the bazar to have it cut , it was here I met the Muslim beggar lady and her child .. and these become photography lessons for them..

I could have taken a shot of the beggar lady by Nerjis but it is the middle o the road and I dont like taking risks with my grand kids.

Here Nerjis who loves all living things interacts with the Hen..

No she did not say Mar Diya Jaye Chor Diya Jaye..

It is for their soup...

Nanda

Nanda by firoze shakir photographerno1
Nanda, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

World Photography Day Greetings Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Canon EOS 60D


What is World Photography Day if you only invent new cameras and dont create new photographers , I got a gift of photography very late in life first nurtured by my Guru Shreekanth Malushte , he taught me the basics .. than came Late Prof BW Jatkar I learnt more processing printing wet lab and he introduced me to the Ultimate Guru of Life Mr KG Maheshwariji .. this was my humble beginning as a photographer in the right sense.

What all my three gurus taught me , I collected on a silver platter and gave it as their humble offerings to my first grandchild Marziya Shakir ..I taught her the essence of humility through the camera lens as seen on the viewfinder of the human soul.

I exposed my first grand daughter to life unseen by children of her age the result is in the set at Flickr dedicated to her talent and her creativity.

Than on 17 July on my eldest son Asif Shakirs birthday father of Marziya a new photographer entered or house I called her the Google+ kid as she was launched on Google+ and endeared hersel to all my friends there. Nerjis Asif Shakir ..

I removed the Google+ tag once I moved out from Google+ my grand daughters moved out too , they are both on Facebook on a deactivated account ..I wont be able to manage 3 accounts ..

So this is Marziya Shakirs shot middle of the road and Nerjis looks at life they both paid the Muslim beggar , she knows me very well all Muslim beggars or beggars in general know me my grand children.. we do what we can we give but sadly we cant rehabilitate them.

And this picture was shot a day back and tomorrow is Eid they will be there waiting for alms do you know Muslim beggars dont celebrate Eid this is the only day they work overtime.. this is the beggars box office day ..Ek Tha Beggar ..

People , photographers with fine tuned photography seldom dont shoot beggars we beg to differ all three Shakir street photographers shoot beggars children of a lesser God...

So 19 August 2012 people will celebrate as World Photography Day..we celebrate it too ..

I shall skip the poem this time..

Begging is not a crime held held within the throes of a broken rhyme .. they give a million blessing you miser give a dime .. we shoot space add virtual time ..

Giving Lessons To A One Year Old On Street Photography

The camera does not teach photography, what you see from within becomes the soul of the camera when you gently hit the trigger and capture a lost elusive moment , so you brig back a dead moment to the thinking world .. this was my message in silence to my disciple one year old Nerjis Asif Shakir.

Marziya Shakir was my first attempt , at teaching photography not taught in classrooms , I taught Marziya life through slumkids beggars hijras goats cats dogs ..the cacophonous chaos,but with Nerjis Asif Shakir one year old it is speechless silence of the living death..

Marziya began shooting pictures at 2 on a crappy Nikon camera , Nerjis Asif Shakir shoots on Canon EOS 60D.. better optics better feel ..

And they are not going to become photographers with attitude , but learn the essence of humility from the camera lens.

I am teaching my grandkids larger picture of life from what I shoot and what they shoot ...we shoot the same currents the same photostream of of our life and our surroundings..

And this is the gist of picture taking on World Photography Day 2012 .to underage kids ...give a child a camera and he or she will have the world in his pockets..

Fall of Man Shot by Nejis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old While I Held her in my Hands

The One Year Old Street Photographer Nerjis Asif Shakir

The Cobbler Shot by Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old

The Birth of a Street Photographer Barefeet Blogger Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old



Nerjis Asif Shakir was in my hands and I made her shoot this guy after she hit the shutter I put her down and she caught sight of her dad and her uncle Saif , both took me surprise.

Saif reprimanded me for her barefeet adventure , but than she was quickly in the arms of her father my eldest son who took her away..

So being a Shakir is giving birth to a camera.

World Photography Day At My House - Marziya Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old

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I have to hold the camera Canon EOS 60D but the strap of the camera is around the neck my one year old grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir , she thinks without the strap around her neck the camera wont work, next comes her fingers on the shutter , she knows the shutter very well..

And shooting the streets and home is her practice sessions ..I have nurtured her on the camera first the toy one and gradually the real one .

Marziya Shakir learnt photography on the Nikon D 80 because I was broke and could not switch over to Canon.. with Gods grace I did selling both my crappy Nikons as junk.

I got the Canon EOS 7 D as a gift and Marziya Shakir 4 year old began shooting on it, I borrowed got her the Canon EOS 60D a lighter camera as the 7D has a vertical grip which makes it more heavier.

Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 year old loves cameras , both of them.. and each shot she takes I make her see it on the monitor .

My grand children are seeing the world through the camera viewfinder , they see feel the pain of the beggar , they give their pocket money to a lady down the road called the Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation.

And my grandchildren are not intimidated by big lenses or celebrity photographers .. but one divine lesson I taught them through photography is humility the one and only essence of humanity.So Happy World Photography Day from the Camera Crazy Shakirs of Bandra.

My Grand Children Are On Twitter Too Old For Facebook

Grand Pa .. We Shoot Better Than You ..

Two Street Photographers Canon 60 D Users

The Shakirs of Bandra

The Shakirs of Bandra

Zaira Saif Shakir My Third Grand Daughter 10 Month Old on 15 August 2012

Zaira Saif Shakir 10 Month Old 15 August 2012

Zaira Saif Shakir My Third Grand Daughter 10 Month Old on 15 August 2012

Marziya and the Homeless Kids

This is Marziya , deeply concerned I can read the message in her eyes , she knows something is amiss with the kids, I gave them some money, but than it is not a solution that ends their misery..
They are workers forced into beggary , all part of a system that exists but who cares anyway.

This is one picture of Marziya that has got deeply embedded in my own painful consciousness .

At home she is always shouting Ya Ali or beating her chest with both hands crying out Ya Hussain Ya Hussain.

But what scares me the most when she puts her hand on her forehead and begins moving an imaginary blade over her face..

She has never seen or has ever been exposed to Moharam rituals , not even on TV .

So I know she is a very gifted child..

I have absolutely stopped shooting her pictures , but today I took these few.

Marziya and the Street Kids

I shot this at Linking Road Bandra, I wanted Marziya to feel the warmth of the homeless kids..in their eyes there is Hope .

These are kids I know when they were just a few days old drugged , on the waist of other kids forced into commercial beggary..


They all grew up at the Turner Road Traffic Signal.

They had been driven away from there , so now they sit at the more lucrative hub Linking Road Bandra.

But each one of them knows me, they become child mothers themselves barely 14 years old, but they still see me with the coyness of their toddler days..

Ever since I relocated my shop I hardly see them, today was a rare occasion.

Marziya Revealed

Marziya Shakir is my grand daughter 13 month old.

She was born on 24 Nov 2007 at Holy Family Hospital Bandra , I did not get to see her on the day she was born, there was some complication, the umbilical cord had got tightened round her neck..he came through it..

I saw her on the second day with my wife and thus started my thirst of shooting her pictures , posting them at her set at Flickr over 4208 ..now kept in view to her immediate family.


I even built a website for her at Blogspot and a G mail account.. all this because I know that she too will blog more fiercely than me ..she got the feel of the camera at a very young age..she knows it shoots images ..

Sometime back she was seriously ill , I sat all night reading the Holy Koran..for her speedy recovery..
Her father was not happy of sharing her pictures on the Internet .

I respected his wishes but than I again opened her website and pictures for public view , but she is my sons daughter and the thought upset him..
So I finally decided to hide her away for good..

But these few pictures I present her to my friends at Flickr.


This was taken today, she loves chocolates and almost all the junk I eat, I dont eat chocolates but tadgolas, boras, singhahdas, which she loves too..

All she wants is to be carried around, wherever I go...

This fascinates her the most..

She is off goats for good, she sees them she ignores them.. almost like a grown up.

She has not seen a zoo or a circus Mumbai streets is akin to a Zoo and a circus too.

So this is Marziya..plain and simple..in 2008.

update
18 Aug 2012
today marziya shakir is 4 year old , a versatile street photographer football player and painter ..

Marziya Revealed

Marziya Shakir is my grand daughter 13 month old.

She was born on 24 Nov 2007 at Holy Family Hospital Bandra , I did not get to see her on the day she was born, there was some complication, the umbilical cord had got tightened round her neck..he came through it..

I saw her on the second day with my wife and thus started my thirst of shooting her pictures , posting them at her set at Flickr over 4208 ..now kept in view to her immediate family.


I even built a website for her at Blogspot and a G mail account.. all this because I know that she too will blog more fiercely than me ..she got the feel of the camera at a very young age..she knows it shoots images ..

Sometime back she was seriously ill , I sat all night reading the Holy Koran..for her speedy recovery..
Her father was not happy of sharing her pictures on the Internet .

I respected his wishes but than I again opened her website and pictures for public view , but she is my sons daughter and the thought upset him..
So I finally decided to hide her away for good..

But these few pictures I present her to my friends at Flickr.


This was taken today, she loves chocolates and almost all the junk I eat, I dont eat chocolates but tadgolas, boras, singhahdas, which she loves too..

All she wants is to be carried around, wherever I go...

This fascinates her the most..

She is off goats for good, she sees them she ignores them.. almost like a grown up.

She has not seen a zoo or a circus Mumbai streets is akin to a Zoo and a circus too.

So this is Marziya..plain and simple..in 2008.

update
18 Aug 2012
today marziya shakir is 4 year old , a versatile street photographer football player and painter ..

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