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Hello, my name is Katie and I shoot film.

This is where I chronicle my favorite places, favorite people and daily life in Taipei, Taiwan.

If you want to say hello, you can do so via
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  1. greentea says:

    Hi Katie:

    I’ve visited your shop in Etsy and saw some nice fabrics. Since you are located in Taiwan, I wonder if I can purchase things by contacting you.

  2. Misty says:

    Hi Katie,
    I love your stuff and your blog! I just found you through Etsy by searching for other artist in Taiwan. I recently moved here in August and am just getting started but am learning and creating everyday. I would love to talk with you sometime and was wondering how I could contact you.

  3. Van says:

    Hi Katie: You’re living the dream and I’m jealous :) It’s tricky to live the unconventional life when you’re amid people that don’t understand what you do.

    • Katie says:

      Hello Van, thanks for dropping by! Sometimes I wish I had a “real” day job I was passionate about – it would make life much easier to explain. I hope one day you’ll be able to live your dream too :)

  4. Kiley says:

    Hi Katie! Thanks for leaving a comment on gogovivi! I have just started to look through yours and was incredibly distracted by your map goods post! Love it! I had to figure out where you live since you say you’re learning Korean. I lived in Korea for three years before I came to China and can read Korean quite well, though my speaking skills are abysmal. Anyway, hello, nice to meet you, we’re not that far away from each other!

  5. Jeff says:

    Very much appreciate what you are doing here – keep it up

  6. Wilson says:

    Stumbled upon your website and fell in love instantly! I’m new to film photography and your site helps a lot. Keep up the good work =)

  7. Korina says:

    Hi! I love your blog! How long have you been collecting cameras?

  8. Leah says:

    hi Katie! I was researching about the the Yashica Electro when I stumbled upon your blog!

    I might buy a Yashica Electro from ebay but it depends.. since the shipping cost a bomb! haha

    Most of your cameras that you got from the local website are pretty inexpensive! May I know which website it is? Tho… I dont live in Taiwan but in south east Asia :)

  9. Mitchi says:

    Awesome camera guide! I’m following your tumblr account. I’m reconsidering the now golden half.

    Thanks!

  10. Brian says:

    Great website! Absolutely love it, keep up the good work!

  11. Kely says:

    Love you website! Can’t wait to visit Taiwan again soon! If you have time would you be kind enough to have a look at my film photos here: http://twohonesttruths.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/analogue-adventures/ I’m only just starting out so would really like some feedback! Thank you

    • Katie says:

      Hi Kelly!

      Thank you so much for your kind words :)

      I’ve been meaning to try out medium format (though the costly film and developing costs could be a problem…) and yours are lovely! I can’t wait to see more of your film photographs.

  12. Karina says:

    Hi Katie,

    I really love looking at your photos! Might you be interested in being featured on my blog? If so, send me an email and let’s talk :)

  13. Anne says:

    … i really love your photographs! ..and good to see that analogue love is alive ;-)

    • Katie says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Anne – it still surprises me every time I find a blogger who still uses film regularly. Love that you’re one! :)

  14. teriquebirl says:

    Hi IM Nova I am aslo a person who love film but right now don’t have the money to develop film and im not that great yet lol but I would like to say that I think that your collect of photos are really nice keep it up

  15. Didi says:

    Love your Blog, love all your photos and love everything about it :)

  16. Nurul says:

    I was amazed when I stumbled upon your camera blog! I love every bit of it. I saw your long list of cameras and I was like, “Thank god, I’m not the only one who has a lot of cameras!”

    Keep all of the photos coming! They’re lovely.

    Also, do drop by my pages when you have some time :)

    Photoblog: http://www.wanderlust-kisses.blgospot.sg
    Writing blog: http://www.dopestyler.wordpress.com
    Personal blog: http://www.starfuckx.blogspot.sg

    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/starfuckx/

    • Katie says:

      Hi Nurul! I just checked out your photoblog – your pictures are so much fun! I’m really glad you’re enjoying this blog, keep shooting film! :)

  17. Laura says:

    Hi Katie

    I really enjoy your blog as I’m a film enthusiast myself. I’ve just moved to Johor in Malaysia for about four months and was wondering if you had any recommendations to satisfy my wanderlust, I’m intending to spend a few days in Singapore too, so I’d love to know what your favorite places and things to do are around these parts. I hope you’re enjoying the August break, love the post series.

    Laura

    • Katie says:

      Hi Laura!

      Thank you for your kind words about the blog. :)

      I haven’t visited Malaysia enough to provide recommendations but you can check out my posts on Singapore for a few places I’ve already blogged about. I also recommend Tong Mern Sern Antiques – it is in an area very famous for cool cafes and cute book shops (Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar). I found the Red Dot Design Museum and Gardens by the Bay very interesting, too. The must-gos are Chinatown, Little India and Bugis Street for some strong local flavor.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

      Katie

  18. Didi says:

    Hi Katie, Morning ….

    Love all your K1000 Photos… what type of camera lens you use for you pentex?

  19. Aia says:

    Hello! Found your blog through Google-ing Efiniti UXi Super 200… And I’ve become a new fan instantaneously! :) I love your blog. And what I love the most is that you love film. I’ve obly started a few months but I am really in love with it! :)

  20. Darius Steineait says:

    Hello Katie,

    Just want to say that you have a great blog! Your pictures look timeless, and they provide a special insight into a local’s daily life in a city that I start to love more and more :)

    Keep up with the blog, two thumbs up!

    • Katie says:

      Hello Darius! Thank you for visiting this blog and your lovely comments! I am glad Taipei is growing on you, it is my favorite city in the world. :)

  21. Marina says:

    Your pictures are amazing!

  22. Kevin Fong says:

    Hi, I’m Kevin from Malaysia. First, I would love to say, you take stunning pictures. I didn’t really know so much before visiting your blog. After reading through, I get to know more about the films. Do you have a flickr account/facebook page which I could follow?

  23. I’ve been an avid reader since 2012! I love all your photos, they’re such an inspiration. Can’t wait for more :)

    • Katie says:

      Hello Eileen! :) Thank you for the feature on your blog and for enjoying mine. Love seeing more and more people take up film photography, it can become quite an obsession but I hope it does for you! Looking forward to seeing you post your film photographs.

  24. Daniel says:

    Love your site. Maybe you would be interested in joining our little project?

    http://52rolls.net

    • Katie says:

      Hi Daniel! Thank you for visiting and for enjoying this blog – I have dabbled with the idea of shooting one roll of film per week but quite frankly I don’t think I could keep up with it at all. Thank you so much for the invitation, though, I’ll keep keeping my eye on your work via the project.

  25. Katie.T says:

    Hi Katie! My name is Katie as well (I’m not kidding ehehe), I’m 15 and I just recently got into analog photography. I’m so happy I stumbled across your blog partly because I love visiting Taiwan (I’m from Hong Kong) but also because your photos are so lovely and inspiring, and your film and camera guides are super helpful.

    I hope you have a great 2014! ^_^

    • Katie says:

      Hello Katie! ♥ Thank you for visiting and for leaving such kind words. I’m glad the guides help – please do let me know if/when you start a blog, I’ll be really interested to check out your film photography! Happy 2014!

  26. bear says:

    hello 很喜歡你的照片! 你的底片都在哪裡買的

  27. Cedric says:

    Dear Katie,

    I see that you have taken some nice shots in Bali! I am currently in Bali myself and I have many films to develop (35mm, 120, B&W, C41…) Do you know a lab that would process films on the Island? My searches gave no results so far.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Katie says:

      Hi Cedric! I hope you are enjoy Bali so far, I miss it! :) Unfortunately I’ve only seen one photo lab in Bali during the week I was there and even they did not develop any film. I developed all my rolls at home in Taipei when I returned. :)

  28. An says:

    hi Katie,
    I’m going to Taipei soon. Because I saw you had a wide range collection of film on your website, I want to know if you bought your film at a physical store in Taipei or online? Because it’s difficult to buy (expired) films where I’m living now. Kodak is the most popular brand here.
    thank you!
    I love your site
    An

    • Katie says:

      Nice to meet you, An! :)

      I buy films both online and in physical stores but mostly online, especially the expired ones. They aren’t always available for sale and I can only buy them when someone lists them! I also buy many of my expired films from Lomography.

      When you are in Taipei you can visit a shop I always go to at No. 48, Lane 143, Section 3, Rén’ài Rd, Daan District – it’s about three minutes on foot from MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station. Hope that helps!

      • An says:

        Thank you so much for your guide! It’d help a lot. I’ll try to go to those places when I’m in Taipei :D
        An

  29. untuan says:

    I see you in your work. Inspire me in analog and street photography.

    love your work
    Untuan Blur

  30. Grace says:

    Hi Katie, I will be travelling to Taiwan in June 2014 and I would love to spend some time walking around the city, hopefully without my two kids so I can snap some photos! I’m dying to use my poor lonely camera. May I know if you have any favourite places in Taipei for a stroll and a shoot?

  31. Matt Degreff says:

    Your blog is really amazing! I have had several of the cameras that you reviewed and your pictures are great. I can spend hours reading about the ins and outs of old quirky cameras, i just read all the articles on japan camera hunter and you are next! I also dabble in film photography blogging, with some articles mixed in about working in the motion picture industry. I hope you’ll take a look as well while i dive in here

    http://theplacesigoto.blogspot.com/

    • Katie says:

      Hey Matt, thanks for saying hi! So glad to hear you’re having fun browsing the blog and putting me in the same sentence as japan camera hunter is just overwhelming! :D Love your film photographs by the way, will definitely be looking to more on your blog.

  32. Cheryl says:

    Hi katie,

    I stumbled upon your blog recently and i would like to ask some questions being a beginner myself. I got a Superheadz UWS Camera as a gift and would like to know which type of 35mm film do you recommend me using?

    Cheers,
    Cheryl

    • Katie says:

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by! My favorites to use with the UWS are Agfa Vista Plus 400 (it’s super high contrast so the colors are always vivid) and Lomography CN 800 (the high speed allows for photographs taken under low-light circumstances like fading sunlight). My number one tip would be never use it indoors unless you have an external flash! Hope that helps. :)

  33. Tanissa says:

    Hi Katie,
    I’m now in Taipei. It’s nice to know you (via your website only :D). I also play film too but are you using 120mm film? I’m really stuck with it since I bought a Diana F+, I ask if you have any idea about it. Thanks very much.
    :)

    • Katie says:

      Hi Tanissa! Thank you for your comment but unfortunately I don’t use any medium format cameras (I’d love to though but it’s just a tad too expensive for me). If I were you I’d totally get a 35mm back (http://shop.lomography.com/tw/diana-35mm-back) for the Diana so you that you can dabble in a great variety of other films.

      I hope you’re enjoying Taipei! :)

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