Marziya Shakir Youngest Street Photographer Bandra

Marziya Shakir Youngest Street Photographer Bandra
Marziya Shakir

Goodbye Uncle Rajesh Khanna Babumoshai

Goodbye Uncle Rajesh Khanna Babumoshai
Goodbye Uncle Rajesh Khanna Babumoshai

Monday, September 30, 2013

My Jewelery Collection Almost All Gone

When Marziya was 2 year old.. most of the silver I sold off in bad times ..

when bad times come
they dont knock your
door ..they take away
everything you loved
you cherished you
stored ..immune
they dont hear
your cries when
you implore ,,
even when you
bite the dust
hit the floor
essence of
life curved
to the core
now i dont
store collect
anymore ..

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Marziya Shakir Birth of a Street Photographer

Marziya Shakir Saw The World Of Beggars Through My Camera

why i shot
what i shot
no sunsets
sunrise flowers
chubby kids
scenic spots
it was beggars
the homeless
street urchins
gender benders
i shot somewhat
the crumbling
edifice of human
pain the rot
i shot dying hope
on a bandra plot
groveling begging
pleading posturing
where they squat
my grand daughter
without a camera
captured their lot
than when i handed
her my camera she
began to shoot
exactly what i shot
carried it forward
to the dot..duplicating
my original thought
adding lines of
alignment to street
pain that i had forgot
she shot humanly
not like a trained
no not at all a
lucky mascot
marziya shakir
3 year old

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marziya Shakir Mehreen Zehra Her Best Friends 4 Th Birthday 2011

Marziya Shakir My First Grand Child

Marziya gets upset when I make her pictures BW .. she loves colorful ..and I dont blame her we all want color in our lives .. that is why on streets in Mumbai during most feast days it is color sprinkled in the air that rejuvenates the surroundings and the festive moment.

Marziya is now in the first standard , very perceptive and the eldest among my other two grand daughters Nerjis and Zinnia Fatima.

But Nerjis is very smart today she visited my dear friend Dr Sanjeev Mani and he gave her a box of Swiss chocolates , she bought it home handed it to my wife and shared it with the others.

Nerjis talks in complete sentences and with a fluidity of thought sensible thread of a conversation that amazes me ,,she listens to reason but she gives back if pushed ,, and she is crazy about the Kama the ritual where males cut their heads in the memory of Imam Hussain.. she wants to do the kama and I tell her she is a girl and does not have to do it ,,, mind you she is just 2 year old.

The third grand child is very beautiful and on the sturdier side hence carrying her is very tough for me ,, Zinnia Fatima loves the camera ,,, and I have kept it away from her completely ,,

Marziyas best friend is Mehreen both are students of the same school and have been together since the play school days.

But the way I shot Marziya ,, I dont shoot my other grand daughters ,,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Why Marziya Sometimes Shoots Better Pictures Than Me

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 if you inculcate a love of any art sport in your children and they like it , it flourishes , every time Marziya goes to Lucknow I think she will forget to shoot when she returns but she is as good or much better ,,And I am not saying you should force what you love on your ward but I did I let the camera enter their souls hook line and sinker.

We must learn that is essential and what counts , my grandchildren all girls wont take up photography for sure , it is only a means not an end.

All three are net savvy , Marziya browses Flickr and my Photos,, but I take her less outside , as now it is the turn of Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 year old,,,I have stopped shooting pictures of late I manipulate my old pictures tweak them give them a new shelf life ..and as bloggers it is much easier ,,, content and form.. words arrive instantly ,,

Friday, September 20, 2013

Marziya Shakirs 6 Birthday

Marziya Shakirs birthday falls on 24 November during Moharam so the family celebrated it last evening as per Islamic calendar .. a small party for children and few of her best friends and her sisters Nerjis and Zinnia Fatima ,, but the other two thought it was their birthday too.. so all 3 cut the cake and some kids games ,,
Nerjis and Zinnia Fatima shot picture too.

Zinnia in blue is very good in handling the camera and astonishes me as I kept her away from my camera...being too small..21 month old,,,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mrs Ashish Shelar Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 and a Half Year Old

Marziya and Mrs Ashish Shelar wife of Advocate Ashish Shelar share a unique bond ..Mrs Shelar loves Marziya a lot .. and dotes on her ..

Marziya Shoots the Kids Doing Arti At Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal

standing on a chair

The Smile Of Thankfulness On Being Gifted The Nikon D3100 Marziya Shakir

Colors of Holi Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

The Day India Won The World Cup Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

Colors of Holi Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

One thing is certain my grand daughter wont ever be bought up in the decadence of camera clubs ,,, salon competitions and degradation of photography .. the same pictures same look ... same shit , same following the old farts of renaissance ,,and *****F stops ...I have kept my grand daughters pictorial soul free of all the fences barriers barricades ..
I was once bought up on camera club culture .. but I have moved million miles away a blogger a poet and still an amateur photographer unlearning photography from my grand kids ,,

13 Rajjab Imam Alis Birthday Shot By Marziya Shakir

India Jeet Gayi Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

World Cup Celebration Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

Zlatko Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And a Half Years Old

Marziya took this shot on the Nikon D 80 , and she was pretty cool with them, she offered them her packet of biscuits and her pack of wafers that they ate and relished it too.

In the meantime they freshened up at my place and wife made tea for them and gave them home made ladoos.

Damir Pan And Zlatko From Croatia Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And a Half Years Old

Zlatko Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And a Half Years Old

Damir Pan Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And a Half Years Old

Marziya Shakir Photographer No1 From Bandra

Marziya was gifted the D80 By Glenn Losack when she was 2 year old,,

She was gifted the D3100 by Uncle Z Hussain from Dubai

Than came the gift of Canon EOS 60D ,, from a well wisher lover of photography ,,, on which she shoots and also on Canon EOS 7D with Vertical Grip,

The Camera Has Been Marziya Shakirs Best Friend Since Birth,,

5 month old marziya shakir

Acharyaji Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And A Half Years Old

of Shree Daya Sagar Hanuman Mandi Bandra Bazar Road

Ramkrishna Mission Sarbojanik Durgotsab Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 year old

The North Bombay Sarbajanin Durga Pandal shot by Marziya Shakir 3 year old

Subir Mukerjee shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

North Bombay Sarbojnin Durga Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 year old

Da Mir Pan And Marziya Shakir..The Didgeridoo Enters My House

Monday, September 16, 2013

Marziya Shakir Learns the Didgeridoo From Da Mir Pan

Marziya Shakir And The Digederdoo

Marziya Plays the Digeridoo With Da Mir Pan From Croatia

Da Mir Pan From Croatia And The Malang Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And a Half Year Old

Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old Shoots Marc De Clercq

Marziya Shakir Street Photographer 3 Year Old

Two Street Photographers of Bandra Marziya And Nerjis

Two Street Photographers Of Bandra - Marziya And Nerjis

I Told Marziya Not To Laugh When I Post This

Marziya is 5
Nerjis is 2

Goddess Durga Nutanpalli Bandra Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 year old

Marziya Shakir Street Photographer 3 1/2 Years Old

we are now canon users

Pratik Koli Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 Year Old

Pratik Having SheerKorma at my House on Eid 2011

Chacha Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And A Half Year Old

Marziya Shakir 3 And A Half Year Old Street Photographer

Marziya Shakir Street Photographer 3 And A Half Year Old

A Letter To My Guru Dronacharya Mr KG Maheshwariji ..

Without kissing the dirt of your feet and rubbing it on my forehead I would have not become what I am today ,, I reiterate you taught me values you taught me somethings that are not photography and in a way I learnt everything you did not teach me .those things my parents bequeathed me .. they gave me a path luckily I met you on that path along with Mr Jatkar Mr Malushte and all that I imbibed I am now placing it in the open palms of my grand daughter ..

I taught my grand daughter that she was lucky, she sat played with the slum kids , I showed her the beggar world the world of hijras I showed her starvation , I showed her deformities sores and at that time hung on my waist she saw what I saw through the viewfinder .. today her vision is greater than mine and she will never be corrupted by camera club culture or by the breed of monsters of the camera club..

She wont be polluted by media photographers she shoots what they never shot as those days when her age they were shitting in their diapers ..I am lucky that I found a Master in you.. you are everything but not an old fogy or an old fart that I call those who have destroyed Photography for Good..

You at 90 are on the Internet sharing goodness you were never part of photographic politics .. and you never sold your pictures though you could have coming from a business family .. so I learnt much from you .. and today as a Dam Madar Malang of a fakir Sufi order I too understand the vagaries of time and tide ...

My grand daughter Marziya Shakir 4 year olds pictures are healing balm on the soul of humanity she will never participate in a Photography Salon .. where all pictures look alike only names change .. no I have empowered her to go beyond rules ,... it is not her camera but her poetic soul that overrides camera manuals ..she wont thirst for Acceptances Certificates of Merit or Awards pictures judged by those who have never shot pictures when they were 2 year old .. forgive me for my outspokenness in all humility ..

And hold on Sir at 7 month old Nerjis Asif Shakir is learning photography too .. so what you gave me , the fruits that you were offering to God that slipped from your hands fell into the out stretched hands of my grand daughters .

My prayers good wishes to your children , their children and their children too...

Your disciple
Beggar Poet
Firoze Shakir

MarziyaShakir 24 November Born

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Marziya Shakir Meets Mr Rajesh Khanna One Last Time

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots ,,Mr Rajesh Khanna One Last Time

Ms Dimple Kapadia wanted to meet Marziya Shakir and so we both came to the bunglow to pay our Shraddanjali this was shot before the Chautha..

Now one person who Ms Dimpleji has not met is Nerjis Asif Shakir , she came here recently and shot a few frames of the last vestige of her memories of this house Ashirwad that means a lot to both of them.. Mr Rajesh Khanna was like a huge father figure to them..

Bala is Mr Rajesh Khannas man Friday loyal trustworthy and hanging on ...

The lady is Dimplejis close confidant family friend..

Uncle Rajesh Khanna Will Miss Your Ashirwad- Marziya Shakir

woh apki
mera bachpana
aur ap ki yad
ek sunehra sapna
ek ruka hua lamha
aur apka mere sar
par hath apka
akhri ashirwad
nahi bhulna hame
ek akhri fariyad

This was shot at Mr Rajesh Khannas house Ashirwad , in happier days when he was alive ..

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Aay Rubbay Jahan Punjtan e Pak Ka Sadqa

Marziya recites this noha by heart..

Ae Rabbe jahan punjtan e paak ka sadqa
Iss qoum ka daman gham e shabir say bhar day.
Bachoon ko aata ker Ali Asghar ka tabassum
Burhoon ko Habib Ibn e Mazahir ki nazar day.
Kamsin ko milay walwalaye auno Muhammad
Har eik jawan ko Ali Akbar ka jigar day.
Maoon ko sikha saniy e Zahra ka saliqa
Behnoon ko Sakina ki dua’oon ka asar day.
Maula tujhay Zainab ki asiri ki qasam hai
Bay jurm asiroon ko rahai ki khabar day.
Jo chadar e Zainab ki azadar hain mola
Mehfooz rahein aisi khawateen kay parday.
Jo deen kay kam aayein woh aulad aata ker
Jo majlisay Shabir ki khatir ho woh ghar day.
Muflis pay zaro lal jawahir ki ho barish
Maqrooz ka har karz ada ghaib say ker day.
Gham koi na day humko siwa e gham e Shabir
Shabir ka gham bant raha hai to idhar dey.
Aie Rab e jahan panjtan e pak ka sadqa
Is kom ka daman gham e shabir say bhar day.