Monday, May 2, 2016

The Beggar Poet At The Hijra Kinnar Akhara Ujjain Kumbh

Guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi Blesses Me ,,,

Laxmi and I have been friends for over 30 years and and I became her disciple to shoot the most interesting documentary that I called Hijras of India .. but I found my pictures being stolen misused I surrendered my domain name Hijras Of India .
I also blocked this documentary of over 25000 images at Flickr from public view I just kept a few .
I am grateful to Laxmi for supporting me in this individual effort and we were meeting after a long gap...
Laxmi has visited my house met my wife daughter.. and is very fond of my wife ,,who holds Laxmi in high esteem.
I would have never gone to the Kinnar or Hijra Akhara at Ujjain Kumbh ,, I mostly shot close to where I stayed with my Naga Guru Shri Vijay Gir Maharaji Triveni ... this cosmic trip hapened thanks to my friend Francois Fo Paris who accompanied me to their Akhara ,,
He was meeting Laxmi for the first time ,, even the rest of the images that I shot at the Kinnar Akhara I have disabled from public view .
Indian ethos is not yet ready for the Transgender an avatar of Shivas Ardh Nari Nareshwar ,
Thank you Guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
Om Namo Narayan..

This Is The India I Shoot

a mystical tree
wide spreading
branches earth
kissing roots
through gods
vision it bears
 fruits kumbh
mela shahi snan
ling kriya my
pictorial tribute
i simply cannot
shoot what you
shoot my inner
talent to see
what god shows
me i cannot
blatantly prostitute
i shoot the poetry
of life a melody
of krishnas flute
the third eye of
shiva cosmically
captures life
silent and mute
fuck F stops
my poetical
my humility
my passionate
pictorial pursuit

dedicated to kelly rae
a visionary no substitute