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Omote 3D Shashin Kan touts its pop-up store, which recently occupied a Gyre mall in Shibuya, Tokyo, as the first 3D family portrait scanner and 3D printer project. We liken the concept as much to a photobooth that spits out an action figure of yourself as the family photo portrait gallery. Either way, we could see 3D portrait figurine creation really taking off.

Omote 3D's three-step process requires the subject or family to pose for 15 minutes for 3D scanning, the creation of a model in software based on the scanned data, and finally the 3D printing of the miniature figurine in color.  

Olan Mills, are you listening?

Photo by: John Schabel | Passengers

About 16 years ago photographer John Schabel had the habit of taking his telephoto lens to the airport and shooting grainy black and white portraits of unsuspecting travelers as they sat on the runway. As Visual News points out, the photos were taken in the time of pre-9/11 airport regulations, and the most trouble he ever he ever found himself in was occasionally being asked to leave the airport. The passengers' faces are all mostly obscured to the point of anonymity, but their emotional states are very much intact. 

More portraits are available in his book, Passengers.