World’s First 3D Printing Photo Booth Opens In Tokyo

Needless to say, 3D printing is hot-hot-hot. While we’re patiently waiting for the first easy-to-use, mass-consumer 3D printers to hit the department stores of our cities, all kinds of artists, designers and architects try to find out what’s in it for them. Here we’ve got a remarkable example from Tokyo. Instead of taking a picture of you, this photo booth produces a 3D-printed miniature replica.

The 3D printing photo booth (claimed to be the world’s first) will be opened for a limited time at the exhibition space EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, Tokyo. Don’t expect an ordinary photo booth — it’s more like a photo studio, as you can see here.

Between 24 November and 14 January, people with reservations can visit the photo booth and have their portraits taken. Go here to make a reservation (Japanse website, so Google Translate may be useful). The photo booth is able to produce three sizes of replicas: S (10 cm), M (15 cm) and L (20 cm) for ¥21,000, ¥32,000 and ¥42,000, respectively. Good news: there are group discounts.