I woke up early that morning to go explore the Sunda Kelapa Port in West Java. The day dawned hot, humid, and dusty. I spent the morning walking, exploring, and generally just amazed at the port side workers going about the day. After a while, I came across this traditional canoe boatman. I spent a good 15 minutes chit chatting with him about his day at this port. This is a photograph of him for me to remember him by.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 04
Award Score: 62 (Value 10, Clarity 10, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Sunda Kelapa Port, Jakarta, West Java, Indonesia
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.