A face of Pakistan

Posted on November 19, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

This photo is credited to famous photographer Fayyaz Ahmed.

According to Fayyaz’s notes, he found this subject at the tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Clifton, Karachi. When he asked for the photo permission, the subject replied:

“Whatever you wish”.

I saw this photo for the first time a few days ago but I keep coming back to it again and again. There is something about this guy’s eyes.

40 responses to “A face of Pakistan”

  1. rawdesire says:

    I am a face reader!!
    all I can say he is a dangerous person!!
    this guy is psycho!!!
    he can rip ANY 1 OFF!!!
    this guys memory is amazing!!
    he is into black magic master of disguise!!
    he can give u shivers if he looks into your eyes
    u can get scared majority can!!!

  2. Hassan Abbas says:

    looks like he is catching you with his eyes. too freaky

  3. ali raza says:

    The portrait is drawing intensity from the black and white scheme and the posture of the subject. There is no intensity in his eyes. They are glazed over. He might not even be able to focus on the cameraman in this state.

    I hope no one chooses this as the face of Pakistan. It is disgusting. You want a face for Pakistan, portrait a laborer. We can do without the fringe looser describing us to the world.

  4. Viqar Minai says:

    Sorry Owais:

    hum haeN mushtaq aur woh bezaar
    yaa ilaahi ye maajra kia hai

  5. Zafar says:

    NG tracked down the girl (now a lady) and it was covered in their documentary aired some time back.

    I tend to agree with Roshan. These eyes may be reflective of recent drug intake but hide the story of the time before that intake started. We should not right off these people out of hand as charsis and bhangis. Afterall these are part of us and in many cases victims of the society and, like others, not victims of their own faults.

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