Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Hobbyist Senior Member Brian Quentin WebbMale/Taiwan Groups :iconmobilestreet: MobileStreet
The best camera is in your hands
Recent Activity
Deviant for 10 Years
Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 1,011 Deviations 9,306 Comments 122,931 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites


:iconprogressive-street: :iconmobilestreet: :iconstereotype-free: :iconrestreeted:





What do you think would be a fair price for an eBook of street photography from Taipei? Non-DRM'd, ePub for iBooks/Sony eReader/B&N Nook and PDF for everything else. 

9 deviants said US$4.99
6 deviants said US$1.99
3 deviants said US$2.99
3 deviants said US$3.99
3 deviants said Other (please comment)


So, I've spent a couple years writing it and a few months considering how to release it into the world. I decided to go Inkshares, which is kind of a Kickstarter with author-specific goal rewards, like free editorial services, guaranteed physical space in bookstores, etc... . 

Fingers crossed that I can get at least 250 pre-orders, which will net me the editorial services. For a 100K-word document, that's something very cost-prohibitive.

 Shift Revision 2 by bQw

Here's the short blurb:
"Other dimensions exist, flush with resources to be exploited. 

 With the delivery of a cryptic flash drive, doctor of applied physics and recent science journalist hire to a popular magazine, Pei Xiao has just landed her first big break. Driven by the need to prove herself to a family she betrayed, she finds herself partnered to a photojournalist when she accepts a mysterious assignment. It is a path of intrigue, adventure, and horror in this science fiction tale."

There are a couple of reviews from beta readers, some story inspirations, a horribly cheezy trailer I threw together, and even a bit of fan art on the Inkshares page.
Hey Everyone!

I wanted to let you know that my book, Shift, is taking pre-orders on Inkshares! It's a hard science fiction story about multiple-dimensionality and was inspired by my favorite Lovecraft short, "From Beyond", and a Star Talk podcast on dimensionality that I was listening to as I was re-reading the story. It has an intelligent female protagonist and strong secondary characters. I think that you'll love reading it as much as I'm loving writing it. You can read a sample chapter, plucked from the middle of the book, on Inkshares right now.

Here's the link to my book:

Inkshares will publish my book and distribute it to bookstores when when 750 copies are pre-ordered. I'd love your support!

If you decide to create an account (not required) , you should get an email with a $5 credit within 24 hours. Perfect for applying to... Say... The preorder of a wonderful SciFi book with an intelligent female protagonist and creative story.

Thank You!

Today I officially passed the halfway point of my first real effort in writing a long-form story and I decided that it was time to start putting together the more ancillary things like a blurb, pricing line editors,

And cover art.

And there's no better place than dA to do that, so...

It's a hard SciFi story dealing with interdimensionality so surrealism is okay.  The main protagonist is a 20s Asian female, physics PhD, science journalist. A secondary protagonist is a middle-aged African American male, photojournalist. Oh, and the other dimension has giant floating Portuguese Man O War jellyfish. And less gravity.

If you are interested and want to give it a shot, please message me what you require for compensation (money, credits, etc...). Please bear in mind that this is entirely the independent production of a slightly twisted Elementary school teacher.


Journal History


Brian Quentin Webb
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Who the heck are you?
I'm Brian.

Okay, what I mean is "what are you doing?"
I'm typing at my computer. Well, I mean by the time you read this I will obviously already have finished typing and saving it and will probably be doing something else... .

That's NOT what I mean! I mean, what makes you so special?
My fingerprints?

You're a jerk.
No. I'm a Brian.

Sheesh. No need to yell. Nothing anymore. For 18 months I was the Street Photography Gallery Moderator. Now I'm retired and enjoy being a genre Nazi.

I'm currently interested in stalking you. What are you outside of DeviantArt?
In a previous life I was a software engineer. Then the bubble burst on that and now in my current existence I am an Elementary school teacher. I was born and raised in the South Bay area of California (err...not Oakland, but the SoCal South Bay...Torrance, Hawthorne, Carson, etc... .). A few years back I took a software engineering contract in Taipei, Taiwan and moved 10,000 Km to the left. I've been here in the R.O.C. ever since.

Brian, will you FAQ me?
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
FAQ #84: What are the Core Values of the Community Relations Department?


Add a Comment:
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!  Party
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
h a p p y . b i r t h d a y . m y . f r i e n d :party:
m y . p h o t o . o f . t o d a y . i s . f o r . y o u . =)
LexisSketches Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
JACAC Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
t h a n k . y o u . Brian. =)
h a p p y . 2015
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
h e l l o . Brian . e n j o y . y o u r . d a y :party:
m y . l a s t . p h o t o . i s . f o r . y o u . =)
bQw Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
m y . p l e a s u r e . =)
a n d . f o r . m a n y . y e a r s
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!
bQw Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Add a Comment: