Old School Analog: The Story of GameBoy Photo

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer NYCC Game Boy Camera photographer (1 of 1)ISO 4001-640 sec at f - 2.8

All images from Gameboy Photo. Used with permission. 

Nintendo ranks only #34 amongst Flickr’s most popular camera brands, but that hasn’t stopped the guys behind GameBoy Photo from using them to create interesting art pieces. This year at New York Comic Con, they took to the floor to photograph cosplayers at the convention then moseyed on over to Greenwich Village’s Halloween Parade to capture the celebration.

Years ago, way before the first 2MP imaging sensors appeared in phones, the Nintendo Game Boy had a camera. It was never as successful as the games that consumers would fill their time with but it was a nifty take on the future to come. And with the guys at Game Boy Photo, it was never about the megapixel race, or the brand war.

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