Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Tainan

Podcast Interview with Reality Abroad

I was recently interviewed by Alan for Reality Abroad, a travel website aimed at helping travelers see a country from an insiders viewpoint. He asks questions about Taiwan and photography. The podcast can be listened to or downloaded at Images of Taiwan-Reality Abroad.

Moonworld landscape, Erliao, Tainan, Taiwan

Moonworld landscape reflected in blue pond, Erliao, Tainan, Taiwan

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Tainan’s Old Lin Department Store (林百貨)

Tainan’s Old Lin Department Store (林百貨)
Tainan’s Old Lin Department Store (林百貨)

Tainan’s Old Lin Department Store (林百貨)

I was fortunate to get a sneak preview of Hayashi Hyakkaten, commonly called Lin Department Store (林百貨), a Japanese era department store which…


39 Hours or Tainan Film Contestival, Tainan City, Taiwan
39 Hours or Tainan Film Contestival, Tainan City, Taiwan

39 Hours or Tainan Film Contestival, Tainan City, Taiwan

Taiwan Culture Portal – 03 July 2012

Taiwanese Dancer Photo Shoot

Taiwanese Dancer
Taiwanese Dancer

Taiwanese Dancer leaps in the air for a portrait

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing world-class Taiwanese dancer, teacher and choreographer Billy Chang (張逸軍). We had…


Taiwan Review Cover

Ten Drum Culture Village

I have posted on my new web site but haven’t quite figured out how to link to it. Click on the picture to get to the post on my new site!

Ten Drum Culture Village

Ten Drum Drummer drums in old warehouse of Ten Drum Culture Village


I’m Moving!

As promised here is the link to my new site. I will no longer be adding content to Lief in Taiwan, rather I will be updating and moving a lot of this content to my new blog — The Taiwan Photographer, come check it out!The Taiwan PhotographerHope you like it!


Great God General 神將


Man with Fish


Dancer

I was photographing some dancers in front of a temple and the light was falling so I moved this young dancer to a darker background so I could more easily drop the background to black. I told her to relax while I got the exposure correct and as I was going through the photos I loved her natural expression. I also like her beauty juxtaposed with the telephone poles and wires — which went to black in the correct exposure  —  in the background.


The Door God

Have you ever wondered who those door gods are and why they are there? Find some answers here:

Door Gods -- Four Heavenly Kings and Two Great Protectors -- in Kai Yuan Temple's traditional sanchuan gate. From left to right; Guang Mu, Chi Guo , Skanda, Garan, Duo Wen and Zeng Zhang. Kai Yuan Buddhist Monastery, Tainan City, Taiwan

Door Gods

Taiwan Culture Portal – 06 December 2011