I have not posted since a couple of weeks as I have been busy, busy sorting out the KL Photoawards 2009 since the closing date of 1 March. I have shot very little also, mainly due to the fact that I had a slight injury to my toe and thus have been limping everywhere the last 10 days or so. Luckily, I can still drive, so getting around is no problem, its just that I have to wear flip flops, and the recovering bruise of the left knee hurts like hell.
Last Sunday past, I managed to wander a little around my favourite part of KL, that is the streets around Central Market. On a Sunday, these streets are full of immigrant workers hanging out, in video stores, groceries, chatting and just meeting their colleagues. Nepalese and Bangladeshis mix openly with Chinese mobile phone sellers. I grabbed this photo of a man happily selling fresh (!) cuts of lean beef by the kilos right on the sidewalk. It was an amazing sight, not unusual perhaps in Bangladesh, China or India, but especially in KL.
Now, about the KL Photoawards 2009. What a fantastic range of entries we received! As an inaugural contest launched, unfortunately in the midst of a global recession, we did well to garner 500+ entries from all over the world. The judges had a tough time making the final cut of 46 finalists. Please visit www.klphotoawards.com to view and vote your People's Choice portrait.