100 Strangers to Friends has finally started and a huge thanks to the eight charming 'strangers' who let me take their photos today.
Mandy's Number One - the first ever 'stranger' in this project
I went down to the area by Zhongxiao Dong Road and Dunhua Road. The people here were certainly well dressed and trendy. I love this area as the shops remind me of London.
Richie and Friend - originally Richie didn't feel ready for the camera but he was much better dressed then me.
Thanks to those who put up with my Chinese and thanks to those who realise their English is much better than my Chinese. I had fun and I hope you enjoyed the moment too.
I was nervous and a bit shy but I should've known better. Taiwanese are almost always very helpful and open.
Erin and Kai managed to identify that I'm from the UK. I thought I'd lost my British accent. Kai, do you play guitar in a band?
Strangely enough, I talked most to someone I didn't take a photo of, though he took a photo of me. This guy works for Channel 95 (channel V) and was co-ordinating an on location shoot. It seemed a lot to organise and I wasn't sure what they were shooting, though they had lots of models with them. This guy loved languages, he already knowns English, Japanese and now he's learning Korean.
This is a model for channel 95 (or channel V)
Girl who was waiting for her friend
This was the first day and I know I could've done things better. Like, I don't know the names of everyone I met today. I'll do better next time.
Friend of the girl above
I hope you enjoyed the gifts. I hope in the future that as the project develops, the gifts will get bigger. I also want to add an event, so that I'll be able to give people a printout of their picture. I thinking about how to do this at the moment. Any suggestions are welcome.