Sunday, October 19, 2014
Please note this was shot when Nerjis was One year Old ,, now three she shoots the streets of Bandra like a Pro,,,
A message sent to a fellow photographer ,..as forward to Wishes for World Photography Day Aug 19
Promoting photography is good but what disheartens me is nothing has changed the same lighting the same slavish following the old masters and a few pseudo old new masters whose world has disappeared and a new brave world highly digitized more , enervating takes its place , new approach, new perspectives greater use of poetry as a imaginative tool and we at camera club level have no desire to be part of this change and these are my personal views , see one camera club newsletters the images are the same , the lighting the same and than I wonder are we really photographers are mere copycats wanting to remain cowardly backwards ..regressive in time warp and time lapse..
And I hope all this changes one day .. it has I have made my grand daughters both one year old and 4 year old Canon EOS 60D users to see the world as it exists .. without adding or subtracting from the restless angst of the poetry of life.. they shoot and unlearn photography.
Nerjis latest shots
Saturday, October 18, 2014
For a long time I had not taken Nerjis out , I had to go to Brian Cable to pay my monthly subscription so I decided taking Nerjis along with my camera and my tutorials on shooting the streets ,, from my house to Somnath Lane where Brian has his office is a long brisk walk.. at some places I carried her too..
She shot Bandra Bazar Road , than she shot St Peters Church, she shot the Stanislites practicing football..she shot Brian and his sister and we returned home when it was real dark.
The sprout seller is a Marthi Manoos , he and his wife sell fresh sprouts and is an iconic spot at Bandra Bazar Road.
Bandra Bazar Road is my documentary too on the neglect apathy by our local representatives that we elected to power , and they did not care a hoot but the soul of Bandra Bazar road in deep sleep is finally awakening . Our Vote is not for making politicians rich and the rich man builders richer ,, it is for generating progress and development and not dividing us as Muslims Hindus Dalits and Christians ,,,
And Mr Narendra Modijis Swach Bharat in Bandra a BJP Constituency is million light years away.. dont ask me why .. some soul searching is required ,,
Open dirty gutters and one of the filthiest Municipal markets this poor side of Bandra .. and all this is known as Gaothan .. East Indian pride heritage gone to see .
Who ever comes to powers as MLA here will have to Heal this part of dying Bandra rustic old Bandra .
So Nerjis will now take you all on a tour of Bandra through her vision eyes ..and the Canon EOS 60D .. the camera that has helped make her the youngest street photographer of Bandra .