As an incorrigible trespasser into peoples private life , using the excuse of being a prolific street photographer I try to capture the inner pain of people in my backyard ,,poor people , street professionals and I have a few favorite ones ,, Beggars , but I prefer to shoot the decisive pain of the Muslim community , a community that God chose for me to be born into ,,and he chose a Shia Mothers womb.. her first child my first mother.
Next I shoot homeless there are many have homes lavish living and are still homeless I shoot those that are absolutely homeless , pavement dwellers , street urchins ,,
I shoot Dabbawalas I will stop them make them get off from their cycles take a shot , I am deliriously shooting Dabbwalas and most of them know me as I shot the Dabbawalas during Anna Hazares India Against Corruption at Azad Maidan now a failed dream ..India lives breathes corruption their is no escaping it virtually or even cosmically ..
I shoot the Whippers Hindu devotees of Ma Ambe and some know me as I have used their whip to punish myself for my pictorial transgressions .
The Hijras I dont think with humblest humility anyone has ever shot Hijra as humanly or passionately like me ,, I had hijras who wanted me to shoot them nude or in copulation I politely refused I shot them as the marginalized and victims of homophobic hate since time began and with the advent of the Hermaphrodite ..I shot their androgynous angst this documentary with rare pictures has been disabled from public view. I shot cross dressers too..
I shot barbers , and I really shot barbers from Walkeshwar Banganga till the banks of the Ganges in Allahabad , I shot the barbers religious tonsure ,,I have not as yet shot the barber doing circumcision or Khatna . I will shoot it one day ,, if I get a male grandchild ..
I shot Sufi Monks , Malangs and Rafaees and now that I am a Malang it has become much easier , but I have to go to Makanpur .. and I need money for such trips as I dont sell my pictures , and photography according to my wife is a waste of time for me it is only a Hobby,
I shoot Naga Sadhus and other Sadus and for that I wait for the Kumbh at Nasik I have already shot them at the Maha Kumbh.
Now what I dont shoot is airplanes , flowers ,landscapes mountains insects , chubby kids or politicians with some exception , celebrities with some exception,,I dont shoot porn or human genitalia .. and I block almost anyone who adds me has this in his personal collection at Flickr Ello or Facebook.
I shoot sleeping dogs , drug addicts drunks and born losers I was one myself...
I shoot Faith .. I shoot Beliefs I shoot Culture I shoot Rituals and I hope to shoot the bullockcart race once they are legalized and the Battis Shirala snake festival.
I have not shot Koovagam Eunuch festival Lord Iravan has not yet invited me so to speak.
I have my closest friends in Pushkar but I have not shot the Camel Fair ,, I shoot Ajmer during the Urus thus shoot Pushkar too.
I am a high end tailor by profession I hardly get time to leave Mumbai so I shoot the streets to save my cosmic camera from getting rusty and worn out ..
I am not a writer I type with one finger and shoot pictures with one finger too.. lol
I am not a poet per se.. but I juggle words to make them pictorially sound like a poem..
I blog with original content .. I would die if I didn't..
So in short all those I shot and those I dont shoot are all waiting for Acche Din Good Days .. even me ,,
And I have decided and solemnly promised to keep away from American lady photographers ,,who dont know the difference between a good friend and a tourist guide .
Now I wont ever drive Miss Daisy ..even if she is Crazy