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Aamir Shahzad
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Physician, Photographer, Educator
Physician, Photographer, Educator

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Lost
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
----------Leo Tolstoy
#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraitphotography #portraiture 
#street #streetphotography
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Have not
مَیں پڑھا لکھا تو نہیں ہوں لیکن مَیں نے مارکس اور لَینن کی کتابیں پڑھی ہیں۔۔۔ کربلا والوں کی زندگی پڑھی ہے ۔۔۔۔ میں تمھیں بتاتا ہوں اصل جنگ کس کی ہے، اصل جنگ امیر اور غریب کی ہے، ظالم اور مظلوم کی ہے !
عبدالستار ایدھی

I am not an educated person but I have read works of Marx and Lenin and studied life of people in Karbala tragedy------ Let me tell you, whose war is this. Real war is between 'Haves' and 'Have not', between oppressor and the oppressed.
----- Abdul Sattar Edhi.

#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraitphotography #portraiture 
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Mouse will play when the cat is away
Children in the mosque for evening Quran class. In the absence of a teacher, they feel free to frolic around in the mosque yard. Activities, which would be considered non-serious and disrespectful for a sanctity of a mosque.
#pakistan #punjab #street #streetphotography
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Rizwan and Afridi
Rizwan, a security guard at a local market standing against a poster of Shahid Afridi, a cricket icon. A contrast of two social classes and two different life styles.
#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraitphotography #portraiture 
#street #streetphotography

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Dust of the soul
A viewer looks at the finished product of art and judges it for its artistic and aesthetic value. An artist does the same. However for him, it is also a means of self-expression in which the very process of creation is source of satisfaction and fulfillment; sometimes with total disregard of viewers’ appreciation.

In the words of Pablo Picasso, ‘the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

In this modern digital world, the effort of get noticed has become tough with ultimate success in art being measured on the basis of ‘likes’ on social media or the number of exhibitions. In this continuous effort to keep afloat, the sheer joy and satisfaction of creation may be lost. In so doing, knowingly or unknowingly, we forfeit the greatest rewards that art has to offer.

Art is not a business entrepreneurship. Here the ultimate success may not measureable in visible, material forms. Here the most rewarding part (if so pursued) is the process, not the product. To apply the mercantile laws to art and trying to make the process of production more efficient, productive or any other business like goal indeed makes being an artist just another job.

The worst part of this attitude is the mutual competition to be on the top with an aim to capture a narrow art market. Somewhere along the line the sheer joy of creative process is irreversibly lost. Art instead of being a source of enjoyment becomes another burden to carry.

Why would anyone commit such a senseless act?
#pakistan #art #photography

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The other city
“Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.”
–Plato

#pakistan #punjab #street #streetphotography
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