NYC, Seen Through a Game Boy Camera

May 16, 2014 | Andy Cush

Remember Game Boy Camera? Released in 1998, it plugged into a Game Boy like any other cartridge, transforming the handheld device into what was the smallest digital camera on the market at the time. Its capabilities weren’t great in any traditional sense, but there was something neat about the way it rendered scenes from reality in clunky, pixellated graphics (for a modern equivalent, try the iPhone app Belowrez).

Photographer David Friedman had one, and in 2000, he took it on a walk through midtown Manhattan and documented what he saw. Recently, he found the super low-res snaps and posted them to his blog. See some his photos in the gallery and the rest here.