Photographer and director Marc Tan: Visual Questionnaire #13

Photographer and director Marc Tan: Visual Questionnaire #13

Peripheral vision

Text: Tracy Phillips

Marc Tan was studying music in Melbourne when he picked up photography as a way to document the gigs he was attending and the bands that he ended up travelling with. After moving back to Singapore in 2013, he began to take photography more seriously and started out by capturing fashion imagery. By 2015, he had worked with brands like Adidas and had put on 'In A Lonely Place', an exhibition featuring a film and photographs of Hong Kong as a homage to the maternal side of his family.


It was in 2016 that Tan co-founded Studio Periphery with fellow photographer Khoo Guo Jie. He has since expanded his portfolio to include more lifestyle, product, interior and architecture photography. Today, he counts companies like Aesop, Facebook and Airbnb as some of his clients.

An Instagram account you're obsessed with: @TheModernHouse, UK-based property agents with a sharp eye for good design


 Last Youtube video that made you laugh: Chappelle's Show: Rick James Skit

Your most played song on Spotify right now: "Rodent", The Menzingers

The Menzingers, 'Rodent'

A film that makes you cry: Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox

fantastic mr fox

Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire: How To Be A Man by Glenn O'Brien  

How to be a man, Glen O'brien

Last meal you would have: Katsu Don

katsu don

The most memorable city you visited: Tokyo, Japan

tokyo, japan

One thing that you would bring to a desert island: A boat

Photographer and director Marc Tan: Visual Questionnaire #13 (фото 1)

Your guilty pleasure TV show: How I Met Your Mother

how i met your  mother

A designer who inspires you: German industrial designer Dieter Rams 

Dieter Rams

Your signature drink: Orion Beer

Orion Beer

Your style icon: Alessandro Squarzi 


Someone who makes you smile: My wife, Amy

Photographer and director Marc Tan: Visual Questionnaire #13 (фото 2)

The most memorable exhibition you've seen: Thomas Demand's exhibition at NGV, Melbourne in 2012

Thomas Demand’s exhibition at NGV, Melbourne in 2012

A designer who you would love to collaborate with: British architectural designer John Pawson

John Pawson

Your proudest achievement in your career so far: My portfolio

marc tan, studio periphery

Photographer Marc Tan heads up Studio Periphery, which produces striking visuals for clients within the diverse fields of architecture, interiors, fashion and lifestyle.