Firoze Shakir Photographerno 1
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People without a real profile and a buddy icon of themselves and no photos on their photostream for me to see, are going to be blocked by me.
My New Shia Site
Jis Ki Rago’n Mein Aatish-E-Badr-O-Hunain Hai Us Soorma Ka Isme Girami Hussain Hai. . .
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
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A Humble Request to those who visit my site for the first time..whatever your religion or faith, I shoot all religions, so please see the respective collection that is part of your religious or mental make up, my main collections are Shiasm, Hinduism, Christianity , Sufism, Poetry, Marriammen Feast , Poetry , Street Photographer ,
Just see what is appropriate to your taste..this is a photo journalist blog, just remember this is my photo stream I call the shots..I am doing a public service by showing you a corner of my world that you wont see in travel brochures..
I do not promote any religion..I cannot cater to your individual religious taste ..
As a silent protest I have removed my comment boxes from all my Flickr pictures till one day when Flickr introduces Comment Moderation, the right to publish a comment rests in my hands , I will keep my comment box off limits to the public..
Photographerno1..is a Shia mystic a Dam Madar Malang ..they don't make like this any more.. he walks on fire,self flagellates,cuts his forehead each Moharam.. he is sane as sane as you or the guy next door,..
HE WALKS BARE FEET..MOCKING AND KISSING THE GROUND WITH HIS FEAT.. THEY SHED TEARS TOO..SOAKED IN BLOOD OF PAIN.
I shoot pictures of pain , as I see pain in the viewfinder of my soul, my poems are my personal thoughts , perhaps they are a bit opinionated.I am not a Mullah or a preacher ,
I give space I don't need to grab attention.
Flickr is where all my posts blogs poems originate..
In a way Flickr is my homesite -
Two years free Pro membership was presented to me by Dr Glenn Losack MD the furious physician.
This year pro membership was gifted to me by a good friend..Vesti..
Two years Pro membership gifted to me by my Google+ friend Jack C Crawford ..
5 July 2007 Mumbai India
I am not on Facebook or Google+ I deleted both accounts
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Two years Pro membership was gifted to me by a good Google+friend Jack C Crawford..
Thank you Jack
Nobody can see my set on Hijras Transgender hijra poetry, crossdressers, gay parade ladyboys , .. I shall keep this option PRIVATE till the day Flickr rectifies the loopholes in the Flickr Spaceball tool the most outdated faulty protection for our pictures..that are stolen and misused and most of my pictures have been stolen by Flickr members .
7 March 2013
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Please dont ask for FREE pictures at all...
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I feel the winds as they blow
the golden sunset glow
like a little paper boat
into the waters of an ocean
not yet ready to kiss
I am happy shooting
my bare feet
my diabetic sores
my camera like vision
to a deaf and dumb god
when it rains it really pours
man two legged animal
crawling on all fours
open windows of my mind
my future stares at me
a shut door
a whimper held
to this leopards roar
a chant of my faith
blood sweat tears and gore
dam madar beda par
a malang and more
"brilliant pics and even better poems :)"
30th May, 2012
Kartik J says:
"I was spellbound when I saw Firoze's very unique photo stream. He captures life and religion around him like no other photographer. He shoots photos on all religions which is a unique skill. He even presents some small moments in life which we overlook. His photography has depth and meaning.
Very nice work Firoze sir, keep it coming!"
22nd September, 2011
Powerpuff Bubble says:
"There is a magic about his personialty ,something unique ,something different ,something difficult to understand, something magical .. i am honored to know such a great human and to call him my friend ..
Love you , Sir ..
11th April, 2011
"A unique, creative, interesting, talented photographer and poet. Words and images draw me into your soul and through your eyes I see. Also, his overwhelming love for his family and especially his grandaughter is enlightening. ♥"
9th August, 2010
Randall Joel Der says:
"only four words can be used for this man
7th May, 2010
"Capturing the world as it is, capturing the news as it happens, capturing the essence of Firoze's subjects and whats happening at the time, this is what the remarkable photographer is out to do and does well."
17th February, 2010
"An enigma if ever there was one!
Prolific artist who stamps his genius on everyday mundane sights.
Pours his anguish and joy at all that he feels and senses.
Conveys it all with a sense of joy of sharing.
Am proud to know him and say so.
Long live Firoze!"
28th August, 2009
"I found Firoze Shakir on Flickr since he has many photos!
Many people take good photos of things on Flickr but they "See Life from the Outside", Firoze Shakir takes photos 'From" his heart and 'From' how he experiences Life. I love how he shares a 'Love of India' and 'Humanity', that is evident in all his works. Firoze Shakir fights on through all obstacles, and constrictions in the BlogoSphere. He has shared Allah and his Deep Faith with us all.
I am so happy Firoza Shakir is part of my life."
16th August, 2009
"Me encantan la reportería gráfica que hace Firoze
Me ha echo conocer miles de cosas de la India. Firoze muestra la cotidianidad de su lugar tiene una fotografía para cada uno de los rincones en donde pasan miles de cosas interesantes. Muestra sus personajes, olores, colores, dolores, belleza, creencias, Firoze es consciente de lo que significa su tierra y como transmitirla a través de la fotografía.
28th July, 2009
"Firoze has my absolute respect, as a photographer, a poet, and an ardent campaigner for what he believes in. He has a heart as big as an ocean, and is one of the most gentle, likeable and genuinely interesting people I have encountered on Flickr. I am privileged to have him in my contacts, and proud to call him my friend. He has supported my photostream, given me confidence, and motivation to be a better person. What more can one ask for... Thank you Firoze, and may you be photographing for many, many years :)"
22nd July, 2009
"first of all i am alive because of him...this is personal and none of anyones business..
My spirit and enthusiasm in the past year towards my photography is a great deal owed to my relationship to this man. He might be the most interesting person i have ever known in my life.
I have dedicated my two exhibitions in Manhattan to him and because of his similar interests in what we shoot we share a great deal of unspoken comradery and mutual admiration.
I have met the man personally needing to seek him out in MUMBAI to see if such a man really lived breathed and lusted for life as he does.
I shall meet him again in December to shoot Muharram again and lots of other things, INDIA needs no introduction.
Firoze Shakir, has made my life more interesting more exciting and more curious. I am honored to have met him and hopefully will go through my life influenced and inspired by him. GOD BLESS HIM!"
3rd July, 2009
Stephen J. Alexander says:
"aside from being one of the most prolific photographers I have encountered, Firoze conveys SOUL with his photos and with the accompanying written word. A man I would want to meet; sadly several continents and many thousands of miles separate us, but happily the internet connects us."
6th June, 2009
"He's a Blogger and a Poet
and wouldn't you know it,
an accomplished Tailor, to boot.
He's so far-out that he's in
with Trannies ( in the skin )
and their tricks, that he picks
for a shoot.
See, he's a prolific photobug -
not a Papparazzi photo thug
shooting freely, in pursuit
of the downcast and unwanted
who forever are haunted :
low life in hi-res his route.
Wordplay captures Swordplay
for his cache; with sash-ay
he flashes his rings
on his fingers and ears
and yet, his sight no one fears
for it's just simple Love that he brings.
Catch him on Flickr
see him at Wordpress
marvel at all that he's done
in this life. He's resolving,
Firoze IS Photographer No. 1 !"
26th May, 2009
Merry Rebel Photography says:
"Sir Firoze Shakir,
a shia mystic,
my guru in poetry,
my inspiration in photography.
He taught me,
through his work,
to respect the castrated,
and to love the deprived.
Demarcations of nations,
can't set us apart,
accept this humble dedication, o Sir!
from your counterpart."
16th February, 2009
i am bernardo says:
"Firoze's vision is broad, wide...open. He shoots from the heart and captures life in all of the various ways it can be captured (and then some). His photos move me. His photos make me laugh. His photos make me question and think.
Firoze has so many talents and I think they all compliment his photography. Delve into his photos and settle in for the journey.
14th November, 2008
"Firoze is unique, there is no one like him.
He is a genuine artist, a poet, a journalist, a witness of his time and his work is a beautiful legacy for all of us in order to, not only undesrtand modern India, but also understand the deepest part of our soul, whoever we are, wherever we are...
This generous "magician" must love life more than anything and he manages to share his passion for Humanity through his images.
Bahut shukriya Firoze for being what you are...
9th August, 2008
Marius Muscalu says:
"One brilliant poet, one good flickr friend."
4th July, 2008
Archer D. Midland says:
"This man has one of the more insane profiles I have ever seen on flickr. That said, many of his photos are simply amazing, and there are so many of them. He is a great resource for contemplating the diversity of the world in its forms."
25th April, 2008
"ONE OF MY FAVORITE POETS TRUTH IS PURE POETRY"
16th October, 2007
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