|(The location of 인생네컷 across Korea. Credit: Facebook Facebook 'JIMINgallery' )|
인생네컷, unlike the other sticker booths, can be located in street corners. However, it still attracts long lines are people hop on the latest trends. After waiting in the line, people can enter the photo booth, preferably with groups of three or less due to the restricted size, and pay 4,000 won to start the machine. After choosing between two options, color or black-and-white, the sticker booth begins to take a photo every 10 seconds. After four photos an option to reshoot the four photos appears. This option will only appear once so it’s important not to mess up twice. There are multiple filters you can add to the photos. Filters include black, bright yellow, dark black pink, foggy dark and so on.
|(A 인생네컷 booth near Seohyun station)|
These sticker booths are places where people can record their friendships. Unlike its predecessors, 인생네컷 does not have flashy stickers or filters but rather takes clean photos that emulate the quality of those taken by Polaroid cameras. Its simplicity allows the photo booth to capture an image as is, making it a place that can be visited with both friends and family. With already 31,314 posts with 인생네컷 on Instagram alone, the scope of this trend is clear. Since it is unclear how long the trend will continue, teens in South Korea should hurry up and head to the nearest 인생네컷 to capture a memorable photo with their friends.
Alexander Joonhwan Song
Seoul International School
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