In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Shirren Lim, as her photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 31st Month, 1st Place. Let’s discover more about Shirren, and her forays into photography in the following interview.
Shirren Lim: It was a totally unexpected moment…I feel honored, humbled and inspired at the same time for a community like L&C to recognize my work.
L&C: Your photographs, “Mist over the Valley,” was selected as Photo of the Month, it is a beautiful Black & White photograph with artistic perspective, and very well presented. Overall, a great composition! Tell us more about your experience of taking this photograph.
Shirren: I was visiting Mt Bromo with some friends during Christmas of 2010. I remember there were a lot of people straining to get the perfect sunrise shot of the mountain as the sun slowly reveal herself.
I started to look around and spotted this bank of misty clouds floating covering this town. It looked so mystical. I had to capture it.
Shirren: Yes firstly, a huge thank you to all who liked and voted. I see myself as a travel photographer. For me, photography is an integral part of my travels… it’s my way of seeing the impressions of the world around me as I explore them.
Shirren: I like portraiture best. I love the faces of the people I meet. I can’t get enough of them.
For me, the best way to know a culture, to learn a culture is to get to know the people . The expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so unrehearsed in their sincerity.
Shirren: No not yet. Hopefully soon.
Shirren: Keep shooting and making beautiful photographs.