Shards of Time

Photographer Per Eric Jansson, making portraits and taking photographs from around the world, doing so from Amsterdam and Taipei

Category: Taiwan Photographer Per Eric Jansson

Personalities | Connie Mae on Stage

Connie Hsu is a talented violinist from Taiwan. She mastered in music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2010. Then she returned to Taiwan to pursue a music career.

On this picture she is on stage in a music bar in Taipei in the role of Connie Mae. Together with her on this stage is also a young and talented dj named Dindin Chang

She is also a very beautiful young woman and a pleasure to work with.



Exhibition | Open Studio in Amsterdam

Open studio at Atelier WG artist community in Amsterdam. In my small studio in this community I am showing portraits of Jean-Luc Littière. Jean-Luc became HIV-positive in the the late 1980’s on a trip to the US. Being gay and cooperative and thinking this will not happen to me, he did participate in a research program at the university hospital in Amsterdam to have his blood checked regularly as from 1986. In 1988 he was found to be HIV-positive. In 1998, 10 years later, he developed AIDS and became terminally ill. Being French, on his own, and having no family in the Netherlands, and thus quite alone during his illness, he was not expected to make it for a long time. But somewhere far down during the descent to end of life, he did for some reason turn, and came back up.
When I met him in 2002 he was already recovering very well, walking around the block to the gym using a rollator, and living at home again. He was back in his gym to build up his strength, and that it is where I met him.

In 2002 I portrayed him for the first time and then a couple of times more until 2006 and he shared his life with me as we became friends.

He died in March 2007, in his home, and was found on his couch.

This notion of no matter what happened, he wanted to get back up and build up his strength again, is one side of his character that impressed me. But even stronger was his positive outlook on every day of life and regaining his strengths no matter what. That was feeding his strength. This has really stayed with me in my memory of him.

I still miss him, and will always do.

portrait of jean-luc littiere

Portrait of Jean-Luc Littiere from 2003.


Portrait of Jean-Luc Littiere

Jean-Luc from 2002


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People in Taiwan | Cannon Kuo, director

Cannon spent a big part of his life in Miami before returning to Taiwan. He is now working as a Director for a Taiwanese company.

Thank you, Cannon, for participating in my portraits!

company director cannon-kuo photographed by Per Eric Jansson

Cannon Kuo, company director in Taiwan

People in Taiwan | Lien, yoga instructor

Lien is also one of the yoga instructors at zuoyoga.

Thank you, Lien, for participating in my portraits!

zuoyoga-instructors-zhang-lien photographed by Per Eric Jansson

Zhang Lien, yoga instructor at zuoyoga

People in Taiwan | Doris, yoga instructor

Doris is one of the yoga instructors at zuoyoga.

Thank you, Doris, for participating in my portraits!

Doris, yoga instructor at zuoyoga

Doris, yoga instructor at zuoyoga

People in Taiwan | Manisha Lin, yoga instructor

Manisha is also one of the yoga instructors at zuoyoga. Totally I have photographed four instructors and Manisha was the first.

Thank you, Manisha, for participating in my portraits!

zuoyoga-instructor-manisha-photographed by photogrpher Per Eric Jansson

Manisha, yoga instructor at zuoyoga

People in Taiwan | Lan Xin, Fashion Designer

Lan Xin is  a Taiwanese fashion designer working mostly in Taipei.  She works a lot for movies and television.  I met her through the people at Zuo Yoga and got to take also her portrait. Thank you for participating in my portraits, lanxin!

portrait of Lan Xin by Per Eric Jansson

Lan Xin, Fashion Designer

People in Taiwan | Jimmy Chu Composer

This is Jimmy Chu, music composer working mainly for Chinese mainland and feature films. He works best during the night!

Thank you, Jimmy for participating in my portraits.

portrait of Jimmy Chu by Per Eric Jansson

Jimmy Chu, composer


Relax Bar Taipei – Guests Portrayed – Part 2

The remaining portraits from the Relax Bar in Taipei on Anhe lu.

See related post Relax Bar Taipei – Guests Portrayed – Part 1

Ruby guest at Relax Pub Taipei

Ruby guest at Relax Pub Taipei

In this second post of guests from the Relax bar I am showing the remaining portraits from the shooting we did in the backyard of the Relax bar. In total there were 22 portraits, 14 showed here and the first 8 in the related post link above. As always I take a great pleasure in doing these portraits. People as such, they are beautiful. Enjoy!

Relax Bar Taipei – Guests Portrayed – Part 1

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