This photography was taken in East Taiga, Mongolia on our way down from Reindeer land. We made a pit-stop to pick up some of the villagers who wanted to hitch a ride to town in our van. We met this Mongolian horseman then. He was kind enough to let me take his photograph. I really like his look, all bundled up in the cold.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 30
Award Score: 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: East Taiga, 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.