Nerjis Asif Shakir

Nerjis Asif Shakir
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Nerjis Asif Street Photographer

Nerjis Asif Street Photographer
Bollywoods Most Wanted Photographer

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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