Every day of our life, from the time we wake up to the time we sleep, we come across hundreds of faces. If we step out of our home most faces we encounter are unfamiliar and we remember nothing of them. They come in our line of vision only to vanish a second later leaving not even a vague memory. However, when we wake up the next morning and open the newspaper many of the same fleeting faces stare at us and we look at them and talk about them.
It is as if the printed image has given what was non-existent an existence. This is such an irony that what is alive is ignored but a dead, unmoving image has the power to move us. - Text and photos by Vaqar Ahmed
This man, spotted outside the Shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, has a very troubled face. It is a powerful blend of worry and seething resentment. What is his life and of those around him? Would his anger explode destructively one day? We can only speculate and wonder.
A true child of the sea! Almost as if he was born out of water like a mermaid! ? Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi.
If I were to say that this is a picture of a Baloch princess taken from the British India Office Library archives, people would look adoringly at this lovely child. In reality, she is just a kid photographed recently in the Benazir Park in Clifton, Karachi.
Portrait in Black - two mysterious women enjoying the mystery of the sea - Seaview Beach, Karachi.
On one of my trips to Ibrahim Hyderi (a fishing village in Karachi) I noticed this man ? most likely a seasoned fisherman. His handsome, battle hardened but yet gentle face startled me. Dress him up, take him to Buckingham palace and he is fit to be the King of England! But why subject him to that old grouch the Queen? He is probably happy where he is.
Look into my eyes if you dare! This man can be only one thing ? a snake charmer, and he is! Outside the Hindu Mandir next to the Jahangir Kothari Parade in Clifton, Karachi.
I would have loved to eavesdrop on this conversation between these two policemen! Saddar, Karachi.
Spirituality, technology and style blend seamlessly at Sehwan Shareef Shrine in Sindh.
In a modern society obsessed with physical appearance, this man with a winsome smile seems perfectly contented with his one tooth! ? At Golra Shareef Shrine in Islamabad.
How could one not notice this face chiseled from black rock? Yet, many of us must have passed her by with nary a glance ? Beggar woman outside Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Clifton, Karachi.
I think it is not the lines on the palm but the lines on the face that tell a person's fortune. Learn to read between the lines and there is a novel in every old face - A beggar woman at Golra Shareef shrine in Islamabad.
Strange that the young ones have to hide themselves while the old are allowed to show their faces to the world. How would it look if one covered the fresh roses in a garden? ? Near Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, Karachi.