Photos are a nice way to show yourself to the world, but Japanese photo studio has found an even more interesting way to print out a picture, with the world’s first 3D photo studio, printing little figurines instead of paper printed poses.
Set up in Japan for two months, Omote 3D Shashin Kan is a creative idea to take the family portrait beyond the 2D world and into that of the 3D space.
A little different to the camera and lighting setup a photographer normally has, Omote 3D will “take your picture” by scanning you in with a 3D scanner, bringing in your image in more than just the flat 2D photo anyone with a camera can shoot.
The whole process takes about 15 minutes, turning you into a digital 3D model, with the printing taking a little longer, though the results are pretty impressive, and while are gimmicky, are impressive nonetheless.
It should be noted, however, that Omote 3D’s concept isn’t cheap, with a small self-portrait figure of up to 10cm coming in at roughly $252 locally, while a large figure of up to 20cm tall is closer to $500, not including the flight to Japan, hotel accommodation, and everything else a trip overseas entails.