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Framed change and the city

Seamless Creativity For this child, the pillar holding a railway overbridge at Mahalakshmi becomes a canvas as he captures the image of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with a piece of coal

Car Nama Sachin Tendulkar on his way to sign his first contract with Sungrace Mafatlal on his eighteenth birthday. The cricketer loved his Maruti 800 and drove the car around town without a license.

Family business Dhirubhai Ambani was the first industrialist who had organised his company’s annual general meeting with stockholders at an open ground. Also seen in this frame is elder son Mukesh Ambani.

Stick talk A Mumbai policeman uses his lathi as a support during a bandobast. Pics courtesy/Fawzan Husain

What’s cooking? At this mass langar, a street of Mumbai turned into an open-air kitchen for the hungry

Raise the bar A few bar dancers share a lighter moment while entertaining guests at a city bar

Culture break There was a huge craze around cola drinks when Coca Cola and Pepsi re-entered India in the 1990s. It was a drink for celebrations, like this frame from a Koli wedding.

Three generations “I was very lucky to capture the three generations of the Bachchan family in one frame,” recalls Fawzan. Amitabh Bachchan was escorting his father Harivanshrai Bachchan for an award conferred on the poet by the UP government. Joining them is a younger Abhishek Bachchan.

 

FAWZAN RECALLS
First camera: Pentax 800
First picture: Oval Maidan
toughest shoot: On the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal 
First celebrity photo: Kumar Gaurav. MEMORABLE MOMENT: When Haji Mastan and Amitabh Bachchan came face to face.
Photography Guru: Raghu Rai, Raghuveer Singh, Steve McCurry 
First camera: Pentax 800
First picture: Oval Maidan
toughest shoot: On the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal 
First celebrity photo: Kumar Gaurav. MEMORABLE MOMENT: When Haji Mastan and Amitabh Bachchan came face to face.
Photography Guru: Raghu Rai, Raghuveer Singh, Steve McCurry 

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