Monday, October 22, 2007

My first purikura on Phozi

I just discovered Purikura on the SHOWstudio website and not having a photobooth nearby felt cheated in not being able to try the idea out. But googling purikura, I found a website that allowed you to mimic the idea with your own photos.
Purikura is an extraordinary form of self-portraiture which is reviving the practice of amateur print photography and creating a new genre of image-making with it. Deriving from a truncated Japanese translation of 'Print Club', Purinto Kurabu, the term Purikura refers to the photographic culture surrounding the modified 'Photo-Me'-style photo booths introduced to Japanese malls and amusement arcades by gaming companies ATLUS and SEGA in 1995.

Its a developing "art form" with some cool images coming out of a sea of Kitsch! I am going to keep an eye on it and maybe incorporate elements in some of my own photography, especially in fashion.

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posted by stefan lubo at Monday, October 22, 2007


Anonymous Alex said...

Hey thanks for using phozi! :)

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