8-bit graphics is a far cry from today’s HD and UHD resolution, but it has its allure. For a Shanghai-base “slightly bearded Aussie,” this allure turns into curiosity; curiosity of how a Formula 1 race would look like if they are in 8-bit. To answer this question, Tim Binnion, AKA the slightly bearded Australian, armed himself with a Nintendo Game Boy outfitted with a 0.016 megapixel cartridge-based peripheral from 1998, a $10 smartphone zoom lens and a 3D printed lens mount, and proceed to capture some rather awesome images at the Chinese GP last month.

F1 Photos Captured With Nintendo Game Boy

The resulting photos are, well, how do you say? Pixel-tastic. In other words, the photos don’t tell a lot about what was being captured, but you knew they are still freaking awesome. From what we can see, the photos look like what a Formula 1 racing game would look like in 8-bit. Very nostalgic even if it relates to no game in particular. Go ahead and have a few more look at this 8-bit surrealistic photos, or hit up his Instagram page for other images he have captured.

As far as we can tell, Tim is not a pro, but man, the photos taken by him are no less awesome. If you love photography, may we suggest that you check out his IG page.

F1 Photos Captured With Nintendo Game Boy

F1 Photos Captured With Nintendo Game Boy

F1 Photos Captured With Nintendo Game Boy

F1 Photos Captured With Nintendo Game Boy

Images: Tim Binnion.

via Airows.

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