This man is either too skint to buy new tech or is advanced beyond his years! Jean-Jacques Calbayrac bought his first Game Boy Camera at a flea market around a decade ago, “just for the fun of it,” he said. “You take like four or five pictures and you’re like, OK, yeah, I’m done with that.”
Now he has around a half dozen of the retro gaming peripherals, and he carries all of them when he’s working, walking around London snapping shots with one of the most primitive digital cameras ever made.
On his Instagram channel, gameboycameraman, Calbayrac posts photos taken exclusively with the Game Boy Camera, which launched in 1998. The press release Instagram sent us about the project put it succinctly: “In the age of 12 million pixels, Jean-Jacques Calbayrac requires 128.” That’s the staggeringly low resolution of the GBC’s images.
No Man's Sky IV ——– The panic partially blinding me, the only road I found lead me to what seemed to be a cave. The stalactites welcoming me at the entrance were shaped like jaws ready to swallow me. This ticket to darkness seemed to be one way only. ——– La panique m'aveuglant partiellement, je ne trouvais qu'un chemin menant à ce qui semblait être une grotte. Les stalactites m'accueillant à l'entrée formaient une gueule béante prête à m'engloutir. Ce ticket vers les ténèbres me semblaient sans retour. #gbcmn