I was in Osaka, Japan with the mission to photograph Namba crossroads. I woke up early every morning and stood at the crossroads waiting for subjects. The day dawned beautifully with great light dividing the crossroads into half. Above the crossroads was a high way that provided the perfect shadow. I was quite happy to stand for an hour or so because the sun disappeared behind the clouds.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 08
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Street Photography
Photograph Location: Osaka, Japan
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.