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’.
a park bench
toy taxis being sold on the street
a subway car speeding past
a subway passenger
a giacometti statue at MOMA
the new york public library
selfie sporting a goatee
[h/t] creators project