Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Chant Of Ya Hussain ..Continues Beyond The Burial Grounds, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
beat the chests
a cosmic sound
silence all around
within the graves
a funeral moment
on the burial grounds
a straw of hope
that refused to
cutting the backs
the dagger the
shia head pounds
bleeding urban brown
a bandage of faith
as it turns round
yazid the mother
fucker we denounce
a moment pauses
on the mound
I Enter Talkatora Burial Grounds Chehlum Lucknow 2013, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I continue with my documentary on the Shia ethos of a religious moment.. Chehlum 40 Day Martyrdom of Imam Hussain celebrated all over the world.. as a profound journey .. of pain we call Ghame Hussain.
In Lucknow the procession reaches Talkatora and enters the Roza I did not go here because it was totally crowded I shot from the burial grounds faded memories of some pages of my Lucknow birthright ..
My uncle Jhumman used to bring me here barefeet when I was a child making me walk the entire distance carrying the Tazia on my head during Ashura.. that I spent here with my mom and grand mother Nazmi Begum..
I am a street photographer my vision of what I shoot is of a limited boxed in nature ...I dont preachify , I dont proselytize I document life and once again I reiterate my images are shot keeping my non Muslim foreigner friends in mind giving them a view of our life and life beyond.
I am an incorrigible photo blogger I love blood I love knives I love blades cutting heads backs .. and I wont stop shooting it .. this is my call this is the genre of my photography .. I cannot shoot with your limitations or your personal bias . ..
Posting abusive comments or your opinion on my pictures wont change what I want to shoot .. and one thing is true even Shias are product of their parentage and surroundings I document every aspect of life as it unfolds in front of me while I am shooting a procession..I shoot what is part of my journey..
I am happy to delete friends on Facebook when they start rapping my knuckles or call Matam Haram.. Fuck You..
I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...
Insan Ko Bedar Ho Lene Do Har Qaum Pukaregi Hamare Hain Hussain , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.