Photographing the Milky Way

Your content will be up shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds

Clones Created Using Photography and 3D Printing

By Jules Ebe on May 19th 2013


Though it is definitely a cool concept – cloning yourself into a doll is also a little creepy. But creepy or not, the cloning service that utilizes digital photography and 3D printing techniques is all the rage among Japanese women wanting to preserve that special memory. The Japan-based company, Clone Factory, not only matches your facial features but can clone your make-up, dress, and place you on a Star Wars toy body if that is your thing.

The process begins with the client sitting in the midst of several DSLR cameras that capture a 360° view of your noggin.


Next, the computer program compiles the information and then sends it to a specialized printer that layers ink that hardens in a tray of plaster.



Voilà – Mini Me in doll form.



And all for the bargain price of $1,300.

The company has also been known to replicate your favorite TV or Anime character, and even your pet!


The technology brings your treasured moments one step closer to an 80s horror flick. Cool and creepy all at the same time.

Now, for our own army of doll clones.

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

[via Messy Nessy Chick and Culture Japan]


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

Q&A Discussions

Please or register to post a comment.

  1. Joseph Prusa


    | |