Nerjis Asif Shakir

Nerjis Asif Shakir
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Nerjis Asif Street Photographer

Nerjis Asif Street Photographer
Bollywoods Most Wanted Photographer

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nerjis The Documentarist

My son Asif was narrating an incident about Nerjis ,, he had taken her out and and while he was buying something Nerjis left his hand and walked up to a beggar ..her father followed her and Nerjis began talking to the beggar why he was sitting in the hot sun , he should be at home , and than she told him why his clothes were dirty and most of the beggars in Bandra know her very well and are tolerant to her camera ,, but this was a new Nerjis interviewing the beggar ,.finally she asked her dad to give him some money..
So very soon I think Nerjis will be shooting videos too ,.,. she does it at home on her mothers mobile phone ,,,
So in a way street photography did make Nerjis aware of life beyond her own house ,, I hardly have time to take them out ,,not even Tennis ,, and during Moharam it is majlis ..but Namaz is what all three are keen on performing .,.
Now all three got 3 chadors from Karbala Iraq , 3 prayers mats 3 tazbis and this was the best gift for them... no games no dolls ,,
So my advise to all of you do introduce your kids grandkids to the camera it is a eye opener .. that little peep hole in the camera shows them a world different from their own...I mean so many adults who dont know how to shoot a picture or even hold a camera ,, I saved my grandkids that humiliation and torture ,,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I Only Taught This Child To Hold The Camera ,,She Became One

This Child Stole My Breath.. And The Soul Of My Photography

Nerjis Asif Shakir birth of a street photographer ,,5 month old

Lost Illusions by Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Year Old Will Be Exhibited In America

A very dear friend a photographer in America is having an Art show he is showcasing some of the best photographers from the world ,, the proceeds will go to the poor of India as my photographer friend is American of Indian descent .
He asked me for a picture I told him he could take a picture from my Flickr timeline , and he is a prolific street photographer .. this morning he sent me the link and I am happy it is not my picture but of my granddaughter Nerjis Asif Shakir now 4 year old..who shoots on Canon 60 D but can also shoot on the Canon 7 D ..though the 7D is very heavy with a battery pack ..
This picture was shot at Bandra Bazar Road and the person behind the mask is a local girl and I stopped her let Nerjis take a shot ,, Nerjis has been shooting the streets of Bandra Bazar since she was 18 month and the first lessons in photography was shooting our garbage ,,our garbage is not ordinary and it was here much before Modiji gave his clarion call of Swach Bharat that all actors celebrities went hysterical snatching the broom from the humble neglected sweeper who works here without safety shoes without mask .. and these hotshots for a photo op began cleaning streets ..but none of them not even the Aam Admi Motor mouths dared come to Bandra Bazar the most famous dump in the world ,,, thanks to my images and over 68 videos on You Tube ,, photographer friends who visit Mumbai and who after shooting the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghats ,, come to Bandra to shoot our dump.
Photographers from New York , Australia , Denmark, France , UK , Germany and from Italy ,, the Italian photographer on Facebook too Manuela Nessi is philosophically obsessed with this beauty of a dump and has come down to shoot it the third time .. bloggers have written paeans about this dump.. so now you know why my grandkids are blessed with vision.. it is the vision of Godliness that moves in and around this garbage dump hungry scrawny dogs fighter cats cranes crows rats and even humans the poorest of the poor scavenging for food collecting fish and chicken leftovers .
Well enough of garbage on a nice sunny morning ,, photographers part time beggar poets love to digress when they wear the opinionated mantle of a blogger ,,
Nerjis has just left for school but she is waiting to meer her favorite Aunt from Italy Manuela Nessi ,,, Nerjis shot Manuela when she was about 18 months old the back lanes of graffiti littered Bandra .
And the best gift if you can afford it is a DSLR ,, gift it to your child , grandchild , nephew niece take her out let her shoot your world ,, it will be more hopeful more beautiful more pleasing than what we actually see it ,.. as a garbage dump.
Thank you Iqvinder Singh..success for you show
Bole So Nihal...Sat Sri Akal

Monday, September 21, 2015

Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati 2015 Shot by Nerjis 4 Year old

Street Photography Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 year old ,, Canon 60 D

Bandra Bazar Chya Raja 2015 Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Year Old

Hep Bakra Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Year Old

Shaheen Building Ganpati 2015 Bandra Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 year Old

Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal 2015 Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir Canon 60 D User 4 Year old

Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal 2015 Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir Canon 60 D User 4 Year old