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Street portrait in black and white of a woman preparing food for a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Street portrait in black and white of a woman preparing food for a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

Street portraits from Kuala Lumpur

Black and white street photos from my three favourite neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur. Namely, Brickfields – commonly known as Little India,
Pasar Seni – Chinatown, and my current neighbourhood Taman Tun Dr Ismail [TTDI]. In this journal entry I’ve included street portraits taken in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur.

About the portrait photo

The street portraits are shot near the end of a small alley in Taman Tun Dr Ismail [TTDI].

A woman preparing food for a restaurant in a temporary outside kitchen. On close examination, I see she’s making small parcels of sticky rice, and using a banana leaf to wrap the food. I approached the woman and asked for her permission to take the photo. She was kind enough to let me take a couple of frames. I don’t use artificial light when capturing street photos, and soft morning light illuminates the woman’s face in this street portrait.

Furthermore, I have a gallery here on – Tahnia Roberts Artworks – with a selection of curated posed street portraits. If you like black and white street photography, especially portraits this gallery is perfect for you to browse.

Artist: © Tahnia Roberts 2020
Category: Photography
Style: Street photography
Subject: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia street photos
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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