Author Archives : Brian


About Brian

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.


Brick Works, a Lego-Themed Restaurant in Taipei

Yes, Brick Works is another toy brand-themed restaurant, this time based on the popular Lego property. Much like Tokyo, themed restaurants are quickly becoming the norm in Taipei. In fact, the restaurant that I would say kick-started and popularized the genre locally was the obnoxiously pink, faux Victorian Hello Kitty Sweets, created as a partnership between a local businessperson and the Japan cultural staple organization Sanrio.

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2nd Annual Maker Faire in Taipei, Taiwan

Wow, that escalated quickly. Seriously. Last years level of participants and attendees was fairly low, almost quaint. There was open space with which to move without having to force another human being against an exhibitors booth and walk around without needing to worry about accidentally stepping on someones 6-legged crawling robotic creation. This year was very, very different.


Top Taiwanese Street Market Foods Honorable Mentions

As I pointed out in last week’s Top 5 Taiwanese Street Market Foods article, there are many more great eats to be consumed than just the five in my list. In fact, there’s a good chance that my top 5 doesn’t even contain one of another Taiwan residents top 5. So, here is some overflow designated as Honorable Mentions.

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Streets Saturday for Week 21, 2014

Welcome to this weeks random collection of random street photos of Taipei. This weeks leftovers consist mostly of non-food related pictures of Raohe Street Night Market (for food-related pictures, see my Top 5 Street Market Foods post from Tuesday) and a few from around the Hsinyi Discrict where the kids treated mommy to a Mothers Day tea time.

And where daddy had very fancy-yet-amazing slow drip iced coffee.


My Top 5 Taiwanese Street Market Foods 1

Last Saturday, as we often do, my family went to our closest Taiwan street market, the Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei. As we were sitting in the taxi for the short trip from our apartment in the northeast corner of the Songshan District to the market entrance, which neighbors the Songshan train station ten minutes away, I listened in on the excited words being passed between my kids and my wife. Their conversation consisted almost entirely of which snacks they were planning on eating at the market and which snacks they were planning on taking home to eat later.

And who can blame them? I was mulling over the exact same thing.

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Streets Saturday for Week 17, 2014

Another week, another set of Taiwan street photography. Before I get to the meat of this weeks street pictures, I need to ask a quick favor from you, the reader. I have an opportunity to participate in a group photo show here in Taipei. There will be 10 photographers shoowing their works with 5 places being reserved for foreigners like me.

Id really like to me among them.

Heres how you can help me gurantee a spot.

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