Selftraits Takes Portrait Photography To The Third Dimension
3D-Scanning Studio Now Open on Queen West
Get ready for your next obsession. Traditional portrait photography has reached a new level of fabulous fad — it’s time to get a 3D-printed (and astonishingly lifelike) keepsake model of you, the kids and the dog, or you and your sweetie (just in time for Valentine’s Day!).
A Toronto company has taken our selfie-fascinated culture into the third dimension. Call it a wacky novelty or the finest art, it’s the kind of thing you don’t know you need until you see it.
POSE AND PERSONALITY
Part of the secret to capturing not only dynamic pose but also personality lies in the Selftraits photo booth. Built in house and outfitted with more than 130 cameras, the unit grabs images from that many angles instantaneously. Images are digitally stitched together to get a 3D rendering, which is tidied up by graphic artists and sent to a 3D printer. After finishing, the model is ready for pick up or shipping, usually in about a week.
Pricing starts at $120 + tax for a 5-inch tall model. Prices rise with model size and complexity, limited only by your imagination. Visit Selftraits at 545 Queen St. West (between Bathurst and Spadina). Book in advance or drop in. For more information, including hours of operation, visit selftraits.com or call 416.966.2539