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Street shots in Taipei

American photographer captures candid moments of street life in Taipei

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Street butcher plying his trade. (Photo by Andrew Haimerl) 

Street butcher plying his trade. (Photo by Andrew Haimerl) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American photographer has created a collection of images he has captured on the streets of Taipei over the three and half years he has lived in Taiwan.

The photographer, Andrew Haimerl (韓莫), 30, first came to Taiwan "to experience something unique while practicing my creative passion." What started as a one-year stint has turned into over three years, but Haimerl says it feels like only six months and he could spend the rest of his life in Taiwan taking photos.

When asked why he likes street photography, Haimerl said, "I often find funny or strange people to shoot. I feel that street photography is a good extension of my personality." With photos of ordinary people such as these, Haimerl is also seeking to "expand people's consciousness by pointing out things that often go ignored in our daily lives."

Most of the following photographs were taken around Taipei or popular tourist attractions in the Greater Taipei area.

Street shots in Taipei
Beverage vendor riding his portable stand.

Street shots in Taipei
MRT staff member directing mob of passengers away from a staircase.

Street shots in Taipei
Homeless man selling "Big Issue" magazine.

Street shots in Taipei
Mom and pop betel nut store.

Street shots in Taipei
Man getting body art added at a tattoo shop.

Street shots in Taipei
Person waiting for the MRT.

Street shots in Taipei
Colorful street character riding an adult tricycle.

Street shots in Taipei
Pair seated on a bench in Tamsui.

Street shots in Taipei
Male mannequin wearing panties at a smartphone accessory shop.

Street shots in Taipei

Street shots in Taipei
Man perusing the selection of pornographic movies at an outdoor DVD stand.

Street shots in Taipei
Man selling cucumbers.

Street shots in Taipei
Woman sorting through her items collected for recycling.

Street shots in Taipei
Woman ties a child's hair.

Street shots in Taipei
Elderly woman sitting alone in a wheelchair.

Street shots in Taipei
Graffiti has become more prevalent in recent years in Taipei.

Street shots in Taipei
Taking a break after a long day of fishing.

If you would like to see more of Haimerl's work, visit his Instagram account @drewzshots.


Updated : 2021-01-18 09:58 GMT+08:00