This is one of my earliest photograph taken way back in 2007. At this point, I was in Cape Town for work and had some time off to wander the streets of the city. I spotted this lady by the grilled door and took a picture of her framed like this.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 04
Award Score: 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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.