Strange Planet by Sean Marc Lee in Lao Wei Beach, Taiwan

It’s amazing that just about an hour out of the dense Taipei City, you are reminded that Taiwan is still a tropical island with geological wonders that make me feel like I’m on the moon or some strange planet.

Name:Sean Marc Lee

Place you live: Taipei, Taiwan

Place your photo was taken: Lao Wei Beach, about 45 mins north of Taipei.

Can you sum up Taipei? Comfortably modest, where I hang dry my laundry in my underwear on my balcony.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: Hustler

What is a perfect day in Taipei? If possible, getting out of the city by scooter or car stopping by roadside street vendors on the way back for snacks. Followed by dinner, drinks and a drunken bike ride home.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go karaoke with me.

A perfect meal in Taipei? Pork Bun Belly and barley intestine soup at my favorite place in Gongguan near National Taiwan University.

What is the best thing about your spot? The street noise outside my window.

What is the worst? The street noise outside my window.

A little known fact about where you live? There was a dead roach on the staircase for about 6 months that no one bothered to clean. Today someone cleaned it and I actually kind of missed it.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Where my friends and family are. Which is to say, all over the place!

Who are your three favorite photographers? At the moment, RicorLukasz Wierzbowski, and my friend Jill just introduced me to Cody Cobb.