Street shots in Taipei 3: Taiwanese and their pet dogs

Part 3 of American photographer Andrew Haimerl's series on street scenes focuses on pet dogs

Photo by Andrew Haimerl

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part three of this series on images of street life captured by American photographer Andrew Haimerl (韓莫), the Taiwanese love of man's best friend is examined in great detail, including the way they ride on scooters, place them in strollers, cradle them and even how they coordinate them with their outfits.

In this series of photos, it is clearly obvious why in such a densely packed urban environment as Taipei why small dog breeds are preferred, because they can easily fit on a scooter or even slip into one's jacket. 

The photographer, 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.  

Scooters

Being carried

Doggy stroller

Walking the dog

To view more images from this series take a look at Part 1 or Part 2