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Quirkily Quaint Studios

Siste Skanse in Norway is the World's Smallest Instant Portrait Place

— July 10, 2014 — Art & Design
If you've been searching the Earth for the world's smallest instant portrait studio, you can head over to Siste Skanse in Norway and end your search once and for all. The Norwegian photographic studio merely measures a measly 10 square feet. The structure has been standing for over 100 years and was formerly a newspaper stand. Siste Skanse is aptly named then, as it translates to 'The Last Stand.'

According to the stand's operator Kristian Gundersen, the tiny kiosk can hold up to 10 people. The studio's services are available on weekends from noon to only 2 or 3pm. Gundersen offers simply composed, instant portraits in the tiny, transformed space. Should you find yourself in Norway, the cute kiosk is definitely worth a look.
Trend Themes
1. Micro-studio - The trend shows the emergence of micro-studio concepts that cater to a niche market.
2. Instant Portraits - The trend of instant portrait photography is gaining traction in the market as consumers seek convenience.
3. Transformed Space - The trend of repurposing small spaces for commercial use offers unique opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - The photography industry could benefit from incorporating the concept of instant portraits and micro-studios into their business models.
2. Tourism - The tourism industry could utilize transformed small spaces such as Siste Skanse to create unique and personalized tourist experiences.
3. Retail - The retail industry could benefit from the trend of repurposing small spaces for a range of purposes, including product displays and marketing events.
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