Ode to Joy, by Shirren Lim
I came across this lady at a novice buddhist inauguration somewhere between Bagan and Mt Popa, Myanmar. She had a toothy grin and I managed to take a snap of her while she was laughing and talking to her friends. I tried different angles. I like this the best. After the ceremony she waved goodbye to me and walked back to her home.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 05
Award Score: 68.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Myanmar
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.
What an amazing portrait.