First Meeting of the (Insert Club Name Here) 3


So last Sunday a bunch of camera-toting foreigners with cameras hooked up for the first time at Forkers in Taipei. There were decent burgers (not my favorite hamburger, but good), friendly talk, and some general scheming for the future. A lot more people showed up then I thought there would be. I think the actual response and turnout surprised the group’s originator, too. What really surprised me is that Darren is someone that I’ve seen and had brief talks with quite a few times over the past couple of years. In fact, he used to work half-a-block from my home. I just didn’t recognize his name until I walked into the restaurant and his head popped up.

We don’t have a name or a specific game-plan yet but we do have general direction and tons of enthusiasm. As for a name, I volunteer “Taiwan eggs” :lol: .

From Forkers we migrated via the MRT to Dragon Mountain Temple where we milled about taking photos of a seemingly abnormal number of Japanese tourists taking photos of each other. I’ll be developing my negs tonight and will post my shots later on this week (I was one of only 2 filmies that was there. The other filmie was someone I invited. :lol: )

Thanks for the initative, Darren and I’ll see you next month.


About Brian Webb

Brian Q. Webb is a photography enthusiast from Los Angeles, California who spends most of his time in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially interested in street photography as well as large format portraiture and pinhole photography. He also likes to shoot lifestyle portraiture and occasionally acts as an agent for foreign newspapers wanting event coverage in Taipei. He was also on the staff of deviantArt and is co-founder of PhotoMalaysia, the largest photography community in that country.

  • http://blog.taiwan-guide.org David on Formosa

    I am embarrassed to say I only discovered your blog after the meeting! You have a very interesting collection of cameras. As for the name “Taiwan Eggs”, maybe we could find some bananas to join and then be the “Banana Pancakes” :-)

  • http://www.craigfergusonimages.com cfimages

    I don’t think I got a chance to chat with you on Sunday – there were too many people to talk to everyone!

  • http://www.brianwebbphoto.com Brian

    @David: :lol: We’d need an IHOP. BTW, I added your blog to my blog aggregating site at http://taiwaneggs.com. If you can think of any more informational blogs that I can add, let me know :)

    @cfimages: I was at the “little kids” table, so I didn’t get to meet a few people this time. Maybe next time.