Glee, by Shirren Lim
This cheeky little boy is the cousin of the nomadic family that we were visiting somewhere in Mongolia. He’s a city boy from Ulaanbaatar. While the rest of the gang was inside having lunch with the nomadic family, I decided to follow this boy outside of the ger and had my friend made him laugh so I can take this shot of him laughing with glee.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 09
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Mongolia
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. To her, the expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so uncovered in their sincerity. With her photo-taking, she tries and does justice to capture humanity in its many forms. Shirren’s work has been described as intense and earthy with her simple composition cutting to the heart of the subject matter. As a child, she had flipped through many of her father’s National Geographic magazines, but it was Steve McCurry’s 1984 “Afghan Girl” that she recall two decades later. That is what she wants to do with her life. She believes, someday, she can able to capture that one moment that could change the world. Her work has appeared in several web and printed magazines.
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