New-concept retail space caters to alternative photography scene
Written by Amrita Sareen & Marion Ang Suet Hoon, Photos by Darkroom Army & Peek!
New and old; vintage and modern, toy and state of the art; Peek! has a little something to please even the fussiest photography enthusiast.
The lower section of the gallery was tastefully designed with bright lights, fluorescent green walls and shelves & tables lined with the most diverse range of cameras.
Take a narrow wooden flight of stairs up to the second floor to marvel their range of customized FED-5B; a 35 mm rangefinder camera that used to be manufactured in Ukraine until 1996 (Check out the current ISSUE 16 for a full review of the camera!). The Darkroom Army purchased every last piece and have launched a refurbished limited edition collection; armed with rich colors, quirky prints and textures. Artists such as Jon Burgerman, Julie West and Eashuan, to name a few, have lent their names and designs to this collection.
It also diversifies into a range called the Soviet Rumble- where their resident artist (and toy fanatic) Phu has created one-of-a-kind camera docks out of recycled material. Look out for pieces by local urban artists like Mindflyer, Clogtwo and SBTG as well.