The buzz: A store dedicated to analog and experimental photography, that’s already a hit with Lomo lovers. Founded by 25-year-old Lomo addict and entrepreneur Joanne Lim, the store stocks cameras and accessories from the likes of Japanese design firm SUPERHEADZ.TOKYO and its counterpart, leather accessories manufacturer Roberu. And judging from its opening night (where the Lomo community turned out in full force), Peek! will have the whole city shunning digital in no time.
The vibe: The two-story shop exudes vintage cool. The first floor houses its collection of cameras, accessories and other Lomography knick-knacks displayed on a long wooden table and broad, white floor-to-ceiling shelves. Check out the framed Lomo images on the side wall for added inspiration. The second floor follows the same interior inclination but is set up as a gathering space for courses, exhibitions and showcases, replete with glass panel dividers, long blackboards and white Victorian-inspired desks and chairs.
The goods: Newbies should check out the Action Sampler Chrome ($69)—the lightweight camera captures four images on one 35mm print and is the best way to start your Lomography adventure. Or go all out with the Diane Deluxe Kit ($460) with its comprehensive collection of tools and accessories which include the Diana F+ camera, 20mm Fisheye lens, 38mm Super Wide lens and 55mm Wide-Angle lens. For notable collector pieces, the Blackbird Fly camera ($195) from SUPERHEADZ.TOKYO looks and works like the Corfield 66 cameras created back in the 60s—a definite must-have for the serious fan.
Why you’ll be back: Even if you’re not a real Lomo fan, the store is definitely cool enough for more than just a Peek!
#01-04/#02-04, 36 Armenian St. (entrance on Loke Yew Street), 6884-4844, www.peek-ture.com. Open Tue-Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am-6pm.