Stranger in a Strange Land, by Shirren Lim

This photo was taken many years ago while I was touring Puntolong Monastery, Tibet, China back in 2014. On that day, I was taking a long slow walk admiring the view when I chanced upon this man slowly making his way down the hill. I thought what an interesting face he has. I signaled politely whether I could take his photo. He kindly obliged and now I have something to remember my journey by.

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Shirren Lim

Nikon D7100 | Exposure 1/60sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 34mm
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Shirren Lim

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 03
Award Score: 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Tibet | China

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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