A Roundup Of Korean-Inspired Self-Photo Studios In Singapore

Michelle Ho

| July 11, 2021

Taking photos at self-photo studios is the latest trend in Singapore and it’s not hard to see why — it’s easy, fun and the result is great. The concept is similar to the popular Photomatic self-photo studio in Korea, where you get to click away on the shutter clicker and have full control over the photos taken. As there is no photographer involved, you get to let yourself loose and pose however you want; say goodbye to awkward-looking photos.

CIX at a Self-Photo Studio (Photo: CIX Official Twitter)

While most may be more familiar with Fotomat Studios, which first brought this concept here, there are a few more of such Korean-inspired studios in Singapore that are not as known of. Prices are similar across the board, so the main difference would be the style of photos you’re looking to achieve. Ahead, a roundup of self-photo studios that you can visit.

Dollop Automat Self Studio

(Photos: Dollop Automat Self Studio)

First starting out at a humble space in Cross Street Exchange, Dollop Automat Self Studio has since moved to a proper studio at 30A Seah Street. There are a variety of props you can use during your shoot such as stools, vintage-looking trunks and even paper confetti. The studio also offers both coloured and black and white filters for your photos, and you get to keep the digital files in both filters for an additional fee.

Location and Opening Hours:
30A Seah St, Level 2, S188386
Monday – Sunday, 12PM to 7PM
No walk-ins allowed, by reservation only.
For more information, visit https://dollop.sg/black-and-white-self-studio.

Fotomat Studios

(Photos: Fotomat Studios)

As Singapore’s first black and white self-photo studio, Fotomat Studios has managed to quickly gain a wide customer base and is arguably the most popular self-photo studio in Singapore to date. Set against a standard backdrop with two white block stools as props, Fotomat Studios’ minimalistic concept has garnered many customers. Slots are often filled up quickly, so it’s best to book quickly once new slots are released. Read more here.

Location and Opening Hours:
3F, 155 Waterloo St, Stamford Arts Centre, S187962
Monday – Sunday, 11AM to 9PM
No walk-ins allowed, by reservation only.
For more information, visit https://fotomatstudios.com/.

Studio03 Room

(Photos: Studio03 Room)

First starting out as a studio that provides Korean-style portraits and ID photos, Studio03 has recently expanded to establish its self-photo studio – Studio03 Room. The pet-friendly studio’s set-up exudes a more homely feel with its curtain backdrop, artificial tree and long bench. In addition, you can choose between neutral (coloured) and black and white filters for the photos.

Location and Opening Hours:
1 Jalan Dusun, #02-10, S329363
Tuesday – Sunday, 11AM to 7PM
No walk-ins allowed, by reservation only.
For more information, visit https://www.studio03.space/room.


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