Monday, September 15, 2014
With a Press Card round her neck Nerjis my 3 year old granddaughter set out to shoot Mount Mary Fair from the Mount Mary Steps ..
For this shot in front of Mother Marys statue a very crowded area I lifted her up and she took the shots , she is highly trained and humble with her shots.
This entire series is shot by her barring a few shots by me .
Sadly there was no crowds , the stall owners looked gloomy and the urchins selling flowers were very desperate .The security was impeccable and no chaos ,or confusion.
Most of the security and the volunteers including the Bandra Police know us ,, and they all pose for Nerjis .
She shot a lot than I let her on the rides at the Fair , she did not want to leave , I carried her most of the way downhill .I got her an ice cream and near Leelavati Hospital got a rickshah for home,
When we reached close to home she shot Mrs Ashish Shelar ..Nerjis Asif Shakir is a 3 year old street photographer and photo journalist using a real DSLR ,, Canon EOS 60 D ..
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Khwajah Baba knows Nerjis very well and whenever he meets me he will ask about her ,,yes he has a daughter and grandkids , and he misses them , he begs for them and than splurges the money on them in his hometown.
He and Ali Asghar are the two senior beggars in my area ,, they have seen my grandkids since they were tiny tots.
As I mentioned in my earlier posts most of the beggars of Bandra know Nerjis and are very fond of her if she is with her mom or my wife she makes them give money to the beggars ..
And she is the greatest chatter box since evening she has been driving me crazy she wants to meet her Uncle Shayan Shakir in Birmingham..and I told her it was far but she is missing him..
And she is a true lady .. not a tomboy but she is Spiderman too at home ,,she and Zinnia drive us bonkers Marziya is busy watching CID ,,a daily soap.
Monday, September 1, 2014
I asked the Shaheen Building volunteers of this Pandal in my area to give Nerjis a chair and let her shoot hervision of Lord Ganesha .
I now dont shoot pictures of the Pandal I have shot enough ,,instead I encourage Nerjis who is very good with her shots.
She calls herself Photographer No1
For my part I am Photographer No 2