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Tamim Tasdik

Sing it out…

Ambassadors of faith…

You haven’t found faith yet if you haven’t found your inner peace. You haven’t found faith if you haven’t managed to wipe out all those hatred that is being fed to you.

Faith is not the veil that was designed to be stained with innocent blood, faith is a way to love the person you have never met and perhaps you never will. Faith is you, your inner desire to love and to be loved. Faith is like these amazing ladies in this picture who are calling you to become a loveable and compassionate person.

Faith is not about whom you worship it’s all about learning how we can coexist together and resist hate conquer our humanity…

A musician and his loving solitude…

Take a moment..Take a seat my lady…

Bonded by love and fear…

and it was all Orange…

Music Men…

Us and them_a momentary story of world full of strangers

Couple of weeks back I had an amazing walk through petticoat lane market. I got so many pics of my liking and I am still posting them. As I wrote numerous times, that every time I hit the streets of London with my camera, I feel the immense impact of strangers on my photography and on my life’s philosophy. 

I always wanted to see myself from a stranger’s perspective, specially in a photography. This is the closest I could get. I know it’s not perfect, but then again perfection a vanity for the youth and ignorance for the old. 

If you are not bored yet, let me tell you why I said this picture is the closest so far I could get. My existence in this picture (my reflection in the flag) is nothing short of or nothing more than the stranger who decorated the stage with their unpretentious expression. now when I am looking at this picture I can feel that the contribution or importance of my ever known own reflection is somewhat comparable to the people on the picture.

This makes me think, then being stranger is a two way thing…how I/we see them and how they see me/us. Simple yet fascinating. To me they `re nothing more than couple of faces and to them I am nothing more than a face behind the camera..but together we have made something beautiful..and photograph..where we all are collectively important and yet individually insignificant.

It is our existence in that moment made this picture…the same way we all are part of the same world and factions of a divine soul..yet we reflect as if we are individuals and being craved out of the touchstone of singularity…How awfully wrong we are. How awfully we have failed to realise that the all those people we stoke out of our life by giving them a tag of stranger are our own reflection though a different life…

I guess all I am trying to say is…we are meant to be strangers because we are all destined to find the fragments of our soul through others. The path to totality here is forged with knowing ourselves though other…establishing relation with ourselves in 7 billion different faces…

The angry bunch

amazing strangers and beautiful smiles…

So the I was goofing around in Bricklane and found a corner with some amazing street arts. I saw these these ladies and for the first time I asked some completely unknown people to pose for my camera.

I wasn’t really sure that they would but all I had to do is to approach them. No one really minds talking to a guy in shorts and a floral shirt on a sunny day specially when he has a big smile and a unthreatening small camera around his neck.

So I told them “would you mind if I take a picture”?

The lady in the white tops was not really sure. So I just said “you girls are looking amazing and I would love to take a picture of you two with these graffitis”.

Yep, that broke the ice. The lady on the left with an amazing smile told me, “if you want, why not… :)

I will remember my short conversation with these ladies for a while, because it was the first time when I asked someone completely stranger to pose for my camera.

Now when I am thinking about it, I realised compliments and smiles together are an amazing device to break the ice. The uncomfortableness existing amongst strangers easily dissolves in smile. I wonder, in life how many times we deprived ourselves from knowing amazing strangers because we didn’t approach them with a smile and we never told them they are amazing.