Relax Bar Taipei – Guests Portrayed – Part 1

by Per Jansson

Relax Bar in Taipei on Anhe lu has been around some 20 years.

Jimmy guest at Relax Pub Taipei

Jimmy guest at Relax Pub Taipei

Its a night bar, opens after 8pm and has always attracted independent professionals related to media. It is also a place were gays and lesbians can go for a drink. They have Stella Artois on tap, and when I asked Joyce, the owner, why no Heineken on tap, she answered that Stella Artois is better, also women drink that. It made me think of the global advertising from Heineken which, with Joyce remark in the back of my mind, might be targeting boys. Joyce is, by the way, part of a previous series of portraits of mine.

As Joyce knew about my vast personal project of portraying Taiwanese people, she proposed to portray some of her regular guests. I built a studio in the backyard of her bar and we went to work. Here is the first batch. People as such are so beautiful!

The total is 22 so there are a few more to come.

Related post Relax Bar Taipei – Guests Portrayed – Part 2