Use this guide to take amazing photos in Taipei.

Photos by Andrew Haimerl. All rights reserved.


A really beautiful temple at the base of Yangmingshan.

BEITOU DISTRICT — The architecture here is quite impressive. It’s a local favorite for photoshoots and for good reason. Many people like to take pictures in front of the pond with the building in the background, but don’t forget to check out the wide-open vista out back.

Location: №89號, Lane 65, Daye Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112


Here I will show you how I edit. There’s no real special magic or tricks. Most of editing is about small adjustments that add up over time.

Step 1: Camera Raw Adjustments

Taiwanese people think it’s cool to have English letters and phrases on their clothing. Little do they know none of it makes any sense!

1. Conor McGregor Shirt


2. Anything With ‘New York’ Is Cool

Don’t Fall For These Tricks!

1. Half-Hearted Gifts

Every foreigner in Taiwan dreams of finally putting down those stickyballs and getting a real life. Here are some ways to make that happen!

1. Start A Business

Here is a summary of tactics and dirty tricks from Amazon and how to use them for your own purposes or defend against them (hopefully you’ll choose the latter).

1. Use Paid Shills & Troll Armies

This is a series inspried by the popular video game featuring street photography by Andrew Haimerl.

The rise of the Cyberpunk genre seems to correlate with a dystopian future that we all dread. But many scenes in Taipei suggest that we are already living in that world. Taiwanese people live under mass government surveillance, rigid power structures, and the ever-present threat of war.

The buildings look more like prisons than homes, and the often gloomy weather seems to entrap people further into this depressing industrialized world.

While the photos in this series are full of vibrant colors that inspire artists…

Andrew Haimerl

Photographer & Writer

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