For Fiazi Safar 2017 (7th June to 4th September): I am going to travel across USA to spread happiness by collecting hugs and gifting pictures in return. Please click here to know the tentative route
or check the photo belowAbout Fiazi Safar:
I have been doing penniless journeys since 2014: the 1st one was in India (2014) and the 2nd in Southeast Asia (2015). The idea was to see how one feels when someone refuses to help us. Does it hurt our ego, do we feel insulted, do we feel insecure, do we get angry, what's our tolerance level? I also wanted to see people's reaction when one tells them, "I have no Money". How much of a leap of faith do we put in strangers in today's times?
Photo stories of these journeys can be seen here: Fiazi Safar 2015 & 2014. Also, here is a TEDx talk about 2014 journey
and an article that appeared in Mumbai Mirror about the 2014 penniless journey I undertook: A Penniless March
| Check more about Fiazi Safar in MEDIA here For Fiazi Safar 2016:
I thought it is time for me to give back to the world after the world helped me for two years Consecutively during my penniless journeys. I travelled for more than 15000 Kilometers around India on my Royal Enfield to collect hugs from thousands of people, clicked their pictures, print and gift them those pictures. All the cities I visit, I should with a board which read as "Give a hug and get a free picture clicked". Pictures and details of Fiazi Safar 2017 can be found on Fiazi Safar's website
. Here is the TV interview about the journey of 2016: WION: Give hugs and get free pictures from this photographer
The funds will me cover the expenses during the journey, such as: Photo printing, Printer, Fuel cost, Food and Stay cost, travel etc
You can gift hugs and pictures to strangers I meet: With the support of your every INR 500, your name will be written under one picture. LIKE, For eg: This picture is gifted to you by "Name/City"
Fell free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for anything.
Nitesh is a Photographer, Writer, Speaker and Traveller. He believes that his art should as many as possible without any monetary hurdles. In early 2009, he started experimenting with his camera and by the end of the same year he had become a Professional Photographer. He still calls Photography his Passion not his profession. He based in Mumbai, India but travel all over the world for the love of art.
Prior to Photography, Nitesh was a Journalist for The Indian Express and DNA in India. He is currently based out of Mumbai but travels through Asia and around the create memories. Once in a year he does Fiazi Safar; which means he travels thousands of miles without carrying any money on him to experience the World of Humility. How does one feel on denial of help? Does it hurt our ego, do we feel insecure, do we get angry and what is our tolerance level. Also to see how people react to a stranger with empty pockets. In todays day and age, how easy is it to put faith in strangers?
For his Photography, he follows the Giftivism philosophy which means "Pay from your heart, Pay what you can, Pay it forward”, which essentially means your assignment charges are already paid by someone else in the past and in order to continue this cycle of art and giving, you pay whatever your heart says. This philosophy hasn't allied him since April 2012 and it continues to give him spiritual satisfaction further on.
Photography work: NiteshSquare.com