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I Am Urban Brown

I Am Urban Brown, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

walking
barefeet
on the
burning
sands
of time
they think
i am insane
medically
morbid
mental
urban
clown
my brains
within
my cosmic
head optically
upside down
churning
poetic rubbish
garbled garbage
thumbs down
a phased book
a flickering
candle in
the wind
a freakazoid
with a frown
thorns
hidden in
a turban
like a
snake
facedown
beggar poet
tweeting
my tryst
with tragic
hope before
the apocalyptic
countdown

ghar ka banana koi asaan kam nahi duniya basana koi asan kam nahi

Maria The Leper Lady Of Bandra And Her Daughter Mary

Maria The Leper Lady Of Bandra And Her Daughter Mary, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Both are Christians , and both are beggars I have been shooting Maria the leper lady documenting her story as a blog ..I have never talked to them to find out why they beg.. and why has the Church not tried to rehabilitate them .. I dont ask questions I simply shoot ,

I pay them too but what I pay wont change their lives or their destiny..Maria moves out of Mumbai during the rains as her body parts start falling apart she goes to her hometown..her daughter Mary sits in her place at Boran Road Bandra.
Mary has two kids a boy and a girl I have shot them too , they sat doing their homework while their grand ma begged ,, now both are in a boarding school I believe ,,,when payback time comes her grand daughter might become a nun and her grandson a priest..who knows..

My grandchildren have shot Maria too,,, at a very young age I made them aware of human pain suffering much before they meet …

Why Marziya Sometimes Shoots Better Pictures Than Me

Why Marziya Sometimes Shoots Better Pictures Than Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From a very young age and ever since she got her first camera Nikon D 80 as a gift from her American godfather Dr Glenn Losack Marziya Shakir my first grand daughter spent more time dabbling shooting pictures than playing with dolls .. as for me I was past the 40s when I began learning photography,,

Marziya Shakir met some great photographers who visited my house this picture shot by Jean Marc an old friend we met first time in real life in Mumbai ,, we were connected at Buzznet in 2005 he used to be called El Gekko..

So Marziya met Marc De Clercq shot his pictures , Glenn Losack, Kim Viola , Reza Masoudi , Francois a French photographer and many others ,,she did not hesitate to shoot them now at 6 she teaches what she learnt from me to Nerjis 2 year old ,, Zinnia Fatima my third grand child also 2 her birthday was celebrated a day before is not intimidated by the Canon.

So in short…

My Guru of All Time Mr Rajesh Khanna

My Guru of All Time Mr Rajesh Khanna, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

guru
maha guru
of all good things
lived life superking
romantic above
all things ,,leaves
behind empty
space void at
ashirwad.
bollywoods
king of kings
once he
blessed this
beggar poet
of cosmic rings

Happy Birthday Bhai Mansoor ,,,Ap Sab Ke Kareeb Aur Hamse Door

Happy Birthday Bhai Mansoor ,,,Ap Se Ke Kareeb Aur Hamse Door, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Irani chaiwala
Bambai main
Mahim ka
Rehnewala
Dilwala
Matwala
Irani.Hindustani
Himmatwala
Salgira Mubarak ho
Janeman janasheen
Dilbhar Dilruba
Dilon Par Chah
Janewala
Mansoorbhai
100 logon ko
Aj Chai Pilanewala
Good Luck Bun Maska
Free Main Khilanewala
Facebook Ka Niwasi
Khushamdeed
Maula Apko Salamat Rakhe
Jiyo Hazaron Sal
Dilon ko Jodnewala


bhai mansoor ..wada kariye ke ap ayenge hamare ghar zaroor ..meri potiyan apka photo lekar karengi apko mashoor ,,,huzoor

Lalbagh Chya Raja Stately And Tall

Lalbagh Chya Raja Stately And Tall, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
As he gets ready
To leave his kingdom
His people to the vast
Ocean beyond.
Once and for all
Cherished moments
He recalls..
Chants of lalbagh
Chya raja vijay aso
Echoes from every wall
Granules of rice fall
On heads as blessings
Shimmering rainfall
He smiles
looks at me in the
Crowds a tiny speck
Very small..

St Theresa's Church Bandra

My First And Last Exhibition At PSI Mumbai

My First And Last Exhibition At PSI Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
huzefar rasiwala
mahindar patil
vishal bhende
processed my
Ilford Delta 100
black and white
rolls ..to what
I had shot added
their art and soul
dalvi and kishore
jothady did my prints
rich memories
weighed in gold
jatkar sab
maheshwariji
chose the ones
to be exhibited
i did what i
was told
mr malushte
was the chief
guest ..
respectfully
mentioned
on the scroll
my first last
exhibition
since i became
a blogger away
from analogue
threshold
i am not a
coffetable book
nor a centerfold
i shot beggars
i shot hijras
bawas malangs
peela house
over madeup
whores ..
i shot
pain blood
despair
remorse
homless
out in the
cold i
shot bomb
blasts pitru
paksh i shot
every mold
the kumbh
the maha
kumbh the
naga stronhold
i shot churches
walked barefeet
'with jesus
on good friday
hussain is
humanity
i extolled
cutting my
head scourging
my back walking
on fire ..i wept
i cried uncontrolled


i demystified the ca…

PSI Mumbai RIP

PSI Mumbai RIP, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
the grand old dame
weeps and cries 
shriveled walls
tears embedded
soulful misty sighs
please dont forget
even weeping
walls have eyes
mr patel
mitter bedi
bhardwaj
sam tata
unwalla
jatkar
watching
from above
the disintegration
the despondency
of their lost love
as reflected to
them in paradise
their beloved
institution
home away from
home ...unwillingly
regretfully
politicized lost
illusions lost hope
lost memories
lost forever lost
heritage sans
archives says
the founder
alas i am
lucky i
am not
alive

I Use Aviary Editing Tool To Give A New Lease Of Life To My Old Colored Pictures ,,,

I Use Aviary Editing Tool To Give A New Lease Of Life To My Old Colored Pictures ,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I got a message from a dear friend on Facebook...

I love your photography, but I am a little upset you are now converting you photos to B&W.
I prefer them in their true colour!

I gave a reply that I do not wish to reveal, but I shoot less I am trying to get used to shooting less once my Pro membership ends in September 2014 I will be like the rest limited space , and to get more space I would have to shell out 500 dollars which I think is downright daylight robbery,,as we dont use Flickr for commercial purpose .. I think Flickr should be lucky and opportunistic that some great photographers share their stuff and we bloggers their country cousins make the journey poetic and adventurous giving you local news ,,,

People use Flickr as a photo gallery I use it to blog and from here I pimp my blogs on Facebook Google+ Twitter and Tumblr .. I earlier did…