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These Pixelated Pics of NYC Were Taken On A Game Boy

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Ah, to see the world through greyscale-colored lenses. Photographer David Friedman took these charming pixelated pics of New York way back in the year 2000... ON A GAME BOY. They're not only a technological time capsule, but an urban one.

The Game Boy Camera was a short-lived accessory for the Game Boy—it was released in the late 1990s, and once the Guinness Record Holder for smallest digital camera. Think of all the snaps from this old-timey handheld tech that were eventually lost to the ages! Total bummer. Luckily, Friedman's have been preserved. *cue Tetris theme*


Friedman thought ahead and hung onto his collection in his personal Lightroom catalog so they weren't ever accidentally tossed. And while he came across them every now and again, he only recently decided to toss them online. Check out the rest on his blog, Ironic Sans. [The Creators Project]