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Before the Internet, Fil-Am's Captured Life in a Wallet Sized Photo

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.

Nothing says classy like the “sepia” filter.

Nothing says classy like the “sepia” filter.

The “don’t mess with my little sister or I’ll else” pose.

The “don’t mess with my little sister or I’ll else” pose.

When the whole squad wanna be in the picture so you get the 8x10.

When the whole squad wanna be in the picture so you get the 8x10.

Aquanet is your friend.

Aquanet is your friend.

More soft focus, we need more soft focus!

More soft focus, we need more soft focus!

studio gangstas.

studio gangstas.

everyone had that one homie who loved sanrio.

everyone had that one homie who loved sanrio.

Yo, VIP, let's kick it!

Yo, VIP, let's kick it!

make it last forever.

make it last forever.

what happens in the photo studio, stays in the photo studio.

what happens in the photo studio, stays in the photo studio.

Written by Marky Enriquez