Way before social media and sharing pics on the gram was a thing, we’d exchange wallet sized photos with our friends. If you grew up in the Bay in the 90’s, there was this phenomenon among teens, specifically with Filipino Americans, called “studio pics.” You’d head to the local mall with your crew and hit up Expressly Portraits or Perfect Studio. And more often than not, you knew someone who worked there who would hook it up. These photos all had a similar aesthetic - soft focus, cheesy background (lasers or splatter paint drop cloth,) and if you were lucky, there were props like a a faux pillar or oversized year (i.e. “1994”) you could pose next to. Those wallet-sizes are keepsakes now, but thanks to @undiscoveredsf we bout to blow up your feed with these pics!
In honor of the launch of UNDSCVRD on SAT JUL 20 and the iconic @jocelynenriquezofficial headlining our Throwback Edition, we present to you the #studiopicschallenge.
How to play:
1) Post your own throwback studio pic and use hashtag #studiopicschallenge and #undiscoveredsf.
2) Tag 5 friends to challenge them to post.
We’ll pick the best ones and repost them! Here are some of our favorite studio pics below.
Written by Marky Enriquez