The Print Club (The printing seal machine) development in 1995 has greatly changed the state of photography in Japan.The printing seal machine, the so-called PURIKURA, makes taking photographs easier and more familiar than taking action self.It turned into a fun image change. Originally it was a memorial photograph, now it’s time to share on SNS. Also automatic correction is not only beautiful skin and beautiful hair, also bick eyes and leg lengths, etc. become quite familiar things.It is 21 years since the development of this year, the same age as me. I was interested in the girls and the plicula now.
Few years ago Tweet that a foreign male figured that a group photo of a mass production female college student in Japan is “Shimeji Mushroom” on Twitter became a hot topic. Mass produc- tion type female college students are the same hairstyle and same makeup that match the trend.
It says about a female university female college student who is grouping in fashion. As I go to the ideal of wanting to be like this, my personality is lost, and after having undergone a process of equalization in digital it will be the same appearance. In Japan, uniforms in schools and job hunting activities tend to prefer the same as everyone else. This is pretty fashionable Is not it one reason to do? Unlike self-portraits, unlike self-shooting, you can get a passively-fledged image because you are leaving all the process- es in the shoot at 400 yen.
The custom of uploading photos with friends to SNS is also abroad, but in Japan there is a little different way.The most important thing is to take a picture better, that is, to make it full. Everyone applies to the same “cute” template through automatic correction, but personality disappears.
Therefore, by causing an error on the PURIKURA side,We visualized “deviation”. The image that is projected is attractive. But it’s for programming Therefore, it is cute and it must be recognized that it is data to the last.
Portraits in Japanese art history are deformed in many cases accord- ing to their times and trends, and everyone is the same It is drawn with such a face. If a portrait represents that era or land pattern, it can be said that PURIKURA is a portrait photograph of a modern Japanese woman. As of now, the authenticity of the photograph is lost as well
However, there is no need to project the truth anymore. Because it is a photo The concept of the idea is established and it is OK if you can get the ideal image Body. Despite these Japanese desires for approval, transformation desire, collective psychological spirit, SNS and smart phones lacking, such a photographic culture must have never developed. It is humorous and eerie, but there is no individu- ality In a sense opposite to that of Japan it is Japan’s likelihood. PURIKURA will be a photographic machine that will continue to showcase Japanese female images and fashion.