Showing posts from November 30, 2012

Abid Bhai My Humble Friend

Abid Bhai My Humble Friend, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Abid bhai Panter ,Kazim Sajjad Bhai Lutfi Brothers and Naqi Bhai along with Akthar Sab of Choti Bargah are my oldest Hydrabadi contats since 2003.

Abid bhai had come to Mumbai and I invited him to my house ..and Abid bhai takes care of Ashukhana Zehra and also accompanies the Bibi Ka Alam on the royal elephant adorned with precious gemstones.

My wife and I had stayed at Abid bhais house in Chehlum 2009 .. and I like his nature , he is totally low profile no spiritual arrogance and this time thanks to Ejaz photographer I shot over 15 memory cards this is my third one ..

Initially I shot all my images on Canon 60D bought extra memory cards and later shot with the Canon 7D .

And my laptop has no rest whatsoever ..I am missing my grand kids .. once they come I will try to spend more time with them.

My kama matam at Bargah was shot by Ejaz photographer and this is the first time in my life I shot Bibi ka Alam from P…

Beggars Stalk Me Wherever I Go

Beggars Stalk Me Wherever I Go, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. they know
i am the
only one
who shoots
their tattered
souls sorrow
muslim beggars
born today
gone tomorrow
allah ke nam
par do paisa do
lekin do paise
main kya hota
hai yeh toh
batao andhe
ki ankhon ka ilaj
do waqt ki roti
khao ya marjao
building grand
mosque madrsasa
buying fat goats
lambs dumbas
camel who cares
a shit for beggars
as a tear from her
eye begins to flow
on the soul
of humanity
soon to be wiped
away lose its
ethereal glow
if god is a friend
than man is a foe
a field of despair
together they plough

My Pitures Lose Their Continuity Because MTNL Broadband Crashes Most of the Time

My Pitures Lose Their Continuity Because MTNL Broadband Crashes Most of the Time, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 254,152 items / 2,080,197 views

I shoot a story board , my pictures in a sequence as I shot them and Flikr up loader by nature is very slow and my Internet connection intermittent thanks to MTNL Broadband a Nightmare on demand , when I the uploads crash I have re upload them all over again thereby losing the fluidity of my shots.

Strangely a RGV Phenomenon my net shuts down every day at 8 am for a few minutes and again at 6 pm in the evening for 20 minutes ..this has been going on for several months for the 6pm slot and several years for the 8 am slot.

And they cant find the fault...

And I have been very busy on my return from Hyderabad work most of all ..

My legs ache because of the long hours of shooting at Hyderabad and I have several cards to upload Choti Bargah Badi Bargah and the Bibi Ka Alam segment.

So this is the story of my life .. I have stopp…

“Falak pe chand Muharram ka ho gaya zahir, Janab e Fatima Zehra (s.a) ko ye batana hai; Tumharay Laal ke hum sogwar hen Bibi, Tumharay zakhm pe marham humen lagana hai.”


Shooting Moharam in Hyderabad After A Gap of 3 Years


To Be A Father With The Ideal of Hussain ...


Photography is Poetry .. If You Compose it as a Poem


The Nawabs of Hussaini Koti


How Intense Is The Love of Imam Hussain You Can See From This Picture

How Intense Is The Love of Imam Hussain You Can See From This Picture, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This Shia child stood on a wall unafraid and undisturbed doing his matam , beating his chest as the noha reciter .. continued with his painful elegy..

karte the ro ro ke hazrat bayan
tod gaye meri kamar bhaijan

roti hain khaime main sakina waha
sote ho abbas zamin par yaha

arey lash uthaega kaun
shere jawan mar gaya

arey qabr banayega kaun
shere jawan mar gaya

arey hamko sambhalega kaun
shere e jawan mar gaya

todo na gurbat main meri utho
utho hussain aya hai abbas utho

rota hai mazloom basat yat utho
utho bas ab ghar main chalo bhaijan

are kaun khabar le meri
shere jawan mar gaya

hai meri bekasi
shere jawan mar gaya

chalti hai dil par churi
shere jawan mar gaya

kya huwa sakke sakina ko aaa
kisne kiya mera bhar ghar taba
kya huwi abbas biradar ki chaha
ab gayi woh pyar ki batein kaha

aye mar gaya akbar pisar
shere jawan mar gaya

tham lo meri qamar
shere jawan mar gaya


It Is Not Easy Shooting Shiasm Moharam..In India.

It Is Not Easy Shooting Shiasm Moharam..In India., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This is a very long series I shot standing in a tempo of the Nohakar reciters , sadly in Shia society it is the video photographer who gets access to shoot what he is shooting , and mostly he might be doing it as an assignment or professionally.

Bloggers or still photographers I hate to say it are treated like piece of shit , we are never respected , and I speak through experience , we are hardly given space ..And that is the saddest part of Documenting Shiasm anywhere in India.

I dont know why Shias are media shy , why they do not make a enclosure encourage photographers local as well as our guests from abroad and it is nothing but Tablikke Hussain , but than who can argue with decadent regressive minds among the Shia elders... and the few arrogant Shia brats misguided youth that bully seniors like us .. for doing what they wont ever do spreading the Message of Peace of Imam Hussains…