Incredible India has always been on my bucket list for ever so long. Finally I made the trip to explore Northern India in late 2018 to early 2019. There were a few places I wanted to visit in Delhi, my first city stop. One of them was the Jama Masjid, We arrived there in the early morning. The fog hasn’t quite dissipated. The streets were just coming alive. Quite a number of people were already entering the mosque. I scouted around for a good position inside the mosque and made this picture with my RICOH GR.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 13
Award Score: 69 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13.5, Skill 13.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Delhi, India
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.