I decided to bring my Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP along with my Game Boy Camera to shoot Radwood NorCal.
Radwood is a special kind of show that demands a special kind of camera so I decided to bring along a period correct camera (kindof) and shot Radwood behind the lens of a .016 megapixel Game Boy camera.
Although I do own an original Game Boy Clear that would’ve made taking photos a lot easier, that wonderful electronic decided not to work a few months back. Instead, my second generation Game Boy Advance SP would have to do.
As you can see in the photo, the Advance SPs clamshell design meant that I would have to shoot photos with the main screen hanging upside down. Nevertheless, taking photos with this Game Boy Camera wasn’t that hard. And with the Game Boy Advance SP’s superior battery life, I wouldn’t have to worry about the Game Boy taking a crap on me in the middle of the day. The Game Boy Camera can only store 30 photos so I had to be selective of what I shot, which was hard at Radwood with literally dozens of cars vying for my attention.
As for transferring the photos from Game Boy Camera to my computer, I decided to not make things so complicated and simply, but carefully, took a photo with an Apple iPhone 8 in a dimly lit room. The green hue of the Game Boy Advance Screen was taken care of with a monotone filter. As you can see, the results aren’t all that bad given the level of detail these Game Boy photos are known for.
So, without further ado, here are the 28 out of the 30 photos ( I took two photos of my finger how?) that made the cut from Radwood Norcal!
First, here are a couple of shots of the people of Radwood.
A couple of shots of Bradley Brownell’s lifted S6 with the Radwood banner draped on it.
The Team O’Neill Van
Here’s the crazy clean DeLorean modified by Skip Hess that won best of show.
Supposedly one of two Ferrari F40’s that showed up was undeniably a show favorite. Here’s the rear decklid open showcasing its engine.
I particularly liked this heavily modified Buick GNX that was pumping out jams from a boombox under its hood.
One of my favorites from the show was the Autozam AZ-1. The owner even let me sit in it. It’s quite snug for 5’8″ me but I can totally see myself whipping around in one of these.
And here are the rest of the cars before this post gets too long to scroll!