Coney Island Scan-A-Rama “Next Generation Portrait Studio” Opens! #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Artist and Coney Island community promoter Fred Kahl has opened a 3D scanning, 3D printing portrait studio — right in the heart of Coney Island and with a Coney Island flair! Coney Island Scan-A-Rama”:
Getting your portrait made at an amusement park has entered the 21st century with Coney Island Scan-A-Rama, the world’s first affordable 3D portrait studio.
With the miracle of 3D scanning and printing, you can now get scanned and have your very own 3D Mini Me. The project is the latest brainchild of Coney Island sideshow veteran, Brooklyn based artist and impresario Fred Kahl, a.k.a. the Great Fredini. Kahl’s goal is to design and 3D print a replica of Coney Island’s famed Luna Park, as it stood a hundred years ago, and populate it with portraits from the studio.
“Coney Island has always been the place where cutting edge technology is presented as entertainment. Inventions like the elevator, electric light bulb, hot dogs and the rollercoaster found their first audiences here,” says Kahl. “I wanted to update the art of amusement park portraiture for the 21st century. In the past you would have had a caricature drawn, silhouette cut or a photo taken. Well, that technology has barely changed in 100 years… Until now!” …
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