Singaporean filmmaker and photographer Zo Fan has made Paris her home away from home since 2016, when she was accepted into the filmmaking programme at EICAR, The International Film and Television School of Paris.
Zo Fan has been based in Paris since 2016.
The 26-year-old visual creative is behind Nebula Machina, an experimental music project, a K-pop music video produced while she was studying in EICAR, and A Childless Mother, a short film exploring the taboo topic of women who aren’t able to conceive. “There are still a lot of things I want to learn from Paris. I was already working on projects with locals while I was still in school, and I was very lucky to be welcomed into a community that made me realise I had a second home here. So I guess Paris asked me to stay!”
Fan spends much of her time these days on #OwnYourRoots, a project that explores blending the traditional with the modern. Think East Asian motifs jacked up with futuristic neon graphics. When she’s not working on her creative pursuits, you can find her exploring the many streets, alleys, and museums of Paris.
Ahead, she opens her little black book of the sights and places she frequents in her adopted home for us.