This photo was taken during the chinese new year holiday, January 2012, in Taipei City, Taiwan. During this holiday, the weather was cold, foggy, and raining most of the times. People should prepare umbrella to go anywhere. The city itself was very quite and empty, since most people went back to their hometowns, usually in the central and northern part of Taiwan. The location of this photo was at Xinyi District, one of the elite shopping areas in Taipei City.
Photographer: Erly Bahsan (Taipei City, Taiwan)
Erly Bahsan is originally from Bogor, Indonesia. Currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan to pursue a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. He loves to take candid and street photos because those images are very honest and show the real expressions, especially if they come in black and white. As a street photographer, he always learns how to become invisible and to be able to merge in the crowd, in order to catch the soul and the spirit of the street. He loves traveling and has a dream to go around the world and to take street photos in every visited town.