Limited only by imagination.

Jimmy Phua (ymmij) is a self-taught photographer who prefers analog toy cameras as a medium to freeze images he foresees in his mind. Also a collector of these rare and unique cameras, which some find them as junks, he loves how these uncomplicated tools can capture the beauty of the simplest thing.

Co-founder of 8storeytree, thirtysix and LomotionSG, the name Jimmy is synonymous with toy cameras. He has won many Lomography awards and contributed to several related publications over the past years.

Jimmy also founded 36 Creates, a subsidiary 8storeytree/Thirtysix, in November 2012 to manage repairs and modifications of analog cameras. As more parts of these cameras are no longer available, 36 Creates changed the usual procedures of camera repairs with newer technologies like 3D printings, CNC millings etc. 36 Creates then evolved by using these technologies to design new products for the film photography industry.

Jimmy does other projects as well. Being from the construction industry, he's well-adapted to hardship... and is well-versed in computer-aided designs which helps excel on CNC machining craftsmanship.
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Photography

Stuffs I shoot.

alone

alone

lalang at night

lalang at night

bathview

bathview

the sea sees

the sea sees

rabbit masked

rabbit masked

night bridge

night bridge

in the shower

in the shower

bud

bud

quiet conversation

quiet conversation

bridge to sea

bridge to sea

Online Shop

Stuffs I make.

  • Terracotta Guard (only available @ shapeways.com) $13.60
  • Terracotta Scout (only available @ shapeways.com) $13.60
  • Terracotta Trooper (only available @ shapeways.com) $14.14
  • Image Slicer for Polaroid Land Cameras $9.90
  • FP film Holder – Cold Clip $29

Collection

Stuffs I collect.

Agfa Clack

Cameras
Agfa Clack

Ami (WZFO) – Variant 1

Cameras
Ami (WZFO) – Variant 1

Ami (WZFO) – Variant 2

Cameras
Ami (WZFO) – Variant 2

Ami (WZFO) – Variant 3

Cameras
Ami (WZFO) – Variant 3

Ami 66 (WZFO) – Variant 1

Cameras
Ami 66 (WZFO) – Variant 1

Ami 66 (WZFO) – Variant 2

Cameras
Ami 66 (WZFO) – Variant 2

Beacon Two-Twenty-Five (Red)

Cameras
Beacon Two-Twenty-Five (Red)

Beacon Two-Twenty-Five (White)

Cameras
Beacon Two-Twenty-Five (White)

Banco Perfect

Cameras
Banco Perfect

Corina – Variant 1

Cameras
Corina – Variant 1