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Now Only God Knows Why I Meet Hijras At My Shoots

Now Only God Knows Why I Meet Hijras At My Shoots, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I shot this hijra at Banganga on the top near a Temple , a beggar hijra , humble polite and I shot a few frames , but you will see one as the others I shall remove from public view...

The one place hija pictures are stolen is Flickr.com and you can do nothing about it Yahoo Copyright has no time for human emotions of Flickr members like me whose pictures are on other Flickr members site with my name too .. stolen but shot by Firoze Shakir.

So my Hijra documentary is not for general public and I dont sell my pictures .. and the Flickr Space Ball toll is all bunkum.. you can breach it anytime you want .. and I am a Pro member .. makes no difference ..

But all said and done there is no alternative to photo management .. better than Flickr.

I cross blog from here to my Blogspot site and Twitter and Facebook like famous Pinterest .. I pimp my links manually on Facebook.

A Photographer is Born

A Photographer is Born, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 123,561 items / 854,355 views

This is the shot I took of Marziya shooting her doll, it was her own endeavor and effort and she did not know I would hurriedly rush remove my camera from the cupboard and take the shots..

And this is Marziya and her tryst with Unlearning Photography.

Shooting pictures is only part of the story of the camera, the camera does not make pictures by itself, I talk of a still camera, it needs a person behind it to motivate it to charge it , the camera is only a means not an end.

A camera brand does not make you a good photographer..before you shoot with a camera you should be able to shoot with your eyes...so if you have a mouth and dont have taste than it is as bad having eyes and not being able to see a picture before you shoot it.
And I am going to make sure that my grand daughter when she comes of age even after I am gone may not need to join a camera club culture and be polluted for …

Bloggers Continue Shooting ...

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

The Poets Journey Never Ends ...

I Was Now Shooting From The Top Steps Of The Banganga Tank - Pitru Paksh

The Pitru Paksh - And The Girl Is Telling Them Not To Throw The Puja Leaves In The Tank

The Pitru Paksh - And The Girl Is Telling Them Not To Throw The Puja Leaves In The Tank, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 248,229 items / 2,054,826 views

On the top of the Tank in a makeshift pandal a lady kept blaring away at the North Indian devotees not to litter the Banganga tank , making them aware of the fishes in the tank that die in great numbers due to lack of oxygen when the puja leaves choke the breathing system of the fish and marine life.

This lady is the new corporator Mrs Jyotsana Mehta a Jain , and love of nature animal insects and human beings as their religion pre- empts respect for all living things...I met her later and saluted her for her concern and he arduous task ..of trying to keep the Banganga tank a heritage site clean and green.

My documentary of the Pitru Paksh is not coming here as a photographer shooting a few pictures and rushing to post them on a social networking site ..I did not come here to shoot a fair or a religious mela I came he…

the poets journey among the living and the dead

Pitru Visarjan Banganga

Rituals for Pitru Paksha

Rituals for Pitru Paksha, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/firozeshakir/8099315816/in/photostream

Pitru Visarjan Banganga

Mama vargadh- doya piturbyo namaha

Shooting Hope And Hndutva As A Message of Universal Peace

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

Remembering the Dead ..With Humility Shaved Heads ..

The Spirit of Giving ..For The Dead And The Living

Shooting From The Boat At Banganga

Media In The Boat.. Keeps The News Afloat ..

My Left Leg Had A Massive Swelling .. Later Turned Out To Be Hairline Fracture

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

Shooting From The Boat At Banganga

The Story of a Muslim Beggar Has a Beginning But No End

The Story of a Muslim Beggar Has a Beginning But No End, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Muslims would find it impossible to do charity without beggars ..Hindus too ..so the beggar population is always on the rise.. it is easy money but you have to work long hours without rest.. some of the beggars are genuine but mostly it is organized mafia backed professional set up..

Agents hire deformed kids women toddlers and it is a flourishing racket with everyone involved ..there is abuse which goes without saying, young girls helpless women at the mercy of relatives who force them to beg..I am not an expert but I shoot beggars to expose this criminal attitude and apathy.
The local government does nothing be it Ajmer or any other religious town or city big bucks involved... so you know why they hate photographers who shoot and expose this racket.

Fuck who really shoots beggars , maybe a few foreigners but so called maverick Indian fine art photographer would not shoot beggars …

The Muslim Beggar At Ajmer

Muslim Beggars God Forgot

Muslim Beggars God Forgot, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 233,905 items / 1,966,452 views

People hate me for two reasons first it is shooting beggars soiling the soul of humanity.. than the second one is my body bleeding Shia pictures.

But they forget it is my eye my camera my pain my world my ethos my backyard I shoot ..

It is another thing they drool over my hijra pictures this time too bad they cant see it I locked them away from lechers and Flickr thieves ..

And both Flickr old and new Uploaders are a pain in my uncompromising ass

There Is Somebody Who Is Making Them Beg

If Wishes Were Horses Than Beggars Would Hide

He Is A Star Celebrity Beggar Child Of Ajmer ..

Even In The Beggar World The Healthy Person Uses A Persons Disability To His Advantage

Even In The Beggar World The Healthy Person Uses A Persons Disability To His Advantage, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
There is a beggar Mafia that uses beggars for their commercial survival.. and you dont see them , they work through several layers that one layer does not know the other on the top.. a perfect pramid.

Beggars could be a thesis .. beggars is a community and it survives as the demand and supply is replenished rapidly , the kidnapping of kids young boys girls is for beggary or child prostitution.. which is openly done in Goa or Pushkar I am told ..

Making a fast buck so parents with a lage number of kids or kids with deformity give the child on rent to the beggar mafia syndicate , the kids are taken to the various famous fairs urus kumbh..

As this aspect is not part of my photo research I stay away from it , I know most beggars personally , the one guy at Dhai Djinn Ka Jhopda is a very dear friend.

A lot of beggars on the Taragdh trail..but I have a ve…

God Was Kind He Gave Her Two Faces Instead of One

About Pitru Paksh

About Pitru Paksh, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 248,114 items / 2,054,514 views


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष), also spelt as Pitr paksha or Pitri paksha, (literally "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitru Pakshya, Pitri Pokkho, Sola Shraddha ("sixteen shraddhas"), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.[1][2][3]
Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan. In southern and western India, it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada (September–October), beginning with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Mahalaya amavasya or simply Mahalaya. In North India and Nepal,…

Documenting and Taking Pictures Are Two Different Things ..

Documenting and Taking Pictures Are Two Different Things .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I shot the Pitru Paksh Hindu religious feast on the banks of the Banganga for 3 hours I had a leg with a suspected hairline fracture I was not sure but I could not and would not miss this shoot ...I have been shooting Pitru Paksh for 8 years now .. I dont know much about the religious aspect so I copy paste the text from other sources but I shoot pictures and I shoot it as passionately as I would shoot my own faith.

I like shooting barbers , the street variety type and I have been documenting this community also for a very long time I call this set at Flickr Barberism.. I shoot religious tonsure too .

Most of my stuff is shot in Mumbai.. lack of financial resources , and no time , keeps me away from moving out of Mumbai.

And I a not interested in landscape or tourist stuff or wild life ..I prefer shooting humanity culture and tribal people , traditions and rituals.

The only per…

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

Pitru Paksh At Banganga Walkeshwar 2012