August 2008

Around Formosa(Taiwan)

08.29.2008 by Mark Forman

Click To Play Moving around Nantou and Lukang:Central Taiwan with the Saito's


A Taiwan History…

08.27.2008 by Mark Forman

Got a comment on recent post from PJ Cabrera that made me dig out this history of Taiwan. It was the Dutch and the Spanish that first established formal political powers on Taiwan, marking the beginning of Taiwan's transformation that would move the island from prehistoric obscurity into the modern world, forged through the Age of […]


The 3rd in the Trilogy

08.25.2008 by Mark Forman

This is the last in the series of 3 photo essays centered around my friends-the Saito family. This portion is from our trip to Lukang-the 2nd commercial center of Taiwan after Tainan and marking Taiwan's commercial development gradually migrating north. Founder of Acer Stanley Shih is from Lukang as well as the powerful Koo family. At […]


Nantou with old friends

08.21.2008 by Mark Forman

Nantou is the largest county geographically in Taiwan. It borders Hualien, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Changhua, Taichung and Yunlin counties. It is the only land locked county in Taiwan. It has some of Taiwan's most beautiful scenery comprised of mostly mountains and it contains Sun Moon Lake as well. Generally, whenever we get visitors from overseas we […]


Reconnecting: The Saito’s in SanYi

08.18.2008 by Mark Forman

About 2 years ago I got a crazy idea: why don't I try to find 2 Japanese friends from back in college over the internet (after 20 some odd years)?? Only info I had was the English spelling of one friend's name, his field of study (archeology) and memory of home town name in Japan. […]


Testing New LED Flashlight

08.15.2008 by Mark Forman

Really happy with this LED light I picked up. No batteries needed,self charging with hand-crank so very sustainable! FTW! Company is called BENEX. No-mine is not in Hello Kitty pink, maybe next time :D. Anyway, the following were some of my first test shots using flashlight to aid in better flash pictures. Will keep playing […]


ChienKuo Market Trip

08.13.2008 by Mark Forman

This is the largest market in Taichung, Taiwan (Taiwan's 3rd largest city). It's insane-totally vibrant and busy and fun.


Light, shadow and color

08.12.2008 by Mark Forman

Got a bug in me to go and shoot some photos in some new spots or ones that I haven't covered that well. I was still within my favorite light/time band:early morning or late afternoon. Here are a few images that were fun to shoot and I feel came out fairly well. Hope you agree. I've […]


David Byrne & Brian Eno-New Musical release

08.05.2008 by Mark Forman

David Byrne and Brian Eno's Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is getting close to being released. They have arranged to release one track,"Strange Overtones" but when I went to the site that instructed me to leave my e-mail in "box", no box was found? April Fools or foolish scripting? Anyway, I'm sure they'll get […]