Ximending has been one of my favorite areas in Taipei for photography since moving here 9 years ago. It is full of life, full of color, full of sound, movement, people, food… a photographer’s paradise. The biggest challenge I have shooting here is that it doesn’t really come alive until well after dark when the high temperatures and humidity take a short break.
Even shooting with modern, high ISO capable sensors is sometimes a stretch, but shooting film for the first time and only having ASA 400 at my disposal was a stretch to make things work. In the end, it worked, sort of. Hopefully, I’ll make it back down there in the next couple weeks armed with some 800 or 1600 ASA film.