long lost game boy camera photos remind us of our pixelated past

may 13, 2014

long lost game boy camera photos remind us of our pixelated past

long lost game boy camera photos remind us of our pixelated past
(above) a slice of pizza
all images courtesy of david friedman

 

 

 

 

new york-based photographer david friedman brings us back to the year 2000 with a collection of photographs he took using a nintendo game boy camera. the very simple, portable digital camera was one of the first of its kind, fitting into the popular pocket-sized gaming device as an insertable cartridge. a globe-shaped shutter instantly captured a shot and allowed the user to print the image on the spot, using the printer accessory.

 

friedman describes his journey around manhattan with his new gadget: 'when I first got the camera, I took a walk through midtown taking pictures.' the series delivers a strong sense of nostalgia, taking us back to the bygone era where we all considered these photos 'high-res'.

long lost game boy photographs
rockefeller plaza

long lost game boy photographs
a park bench

long lost game boy photographs
toy taxis being sold on the street

long lost game boy photographs
a subway car speeding past

long lost game boy photographs
a subway passenger

long lost game boy photographs
subway passenger

long lost game boy photographs
a giacometti statue at MOMA

long lost game boy photographs
the new york public library

long lost game boy photographs
selfie sporting a goatee

 

[h/t] creators project