How Evan Amos became the most popular and anonymous photographer.

A great personal story of Evan Amos, a Brooklyn based professional photographer, about all the consistent video game console photography you see all over the internet, magazines, on TV and pretty much everywhere else. I always thought the imagery was some sort of 'industry standard' for all manufacturers. That, when sending out press releases, they add pictures like the above. I guess it was pretty naive of me to think this level of quality in consistency could've been expected of so many manufacturers, ignoring the fact that very old consoles are photographed the same way. 

It’s a crazy trade off for a professional photographer, but this is exactly what I do, because my passion for video games and photography outweighs any potential financial gain.
— Evan Amos
 Old photo Vs. new photo.

Old photo Vs. new photo.

It pleases me to see someone with such a passion to do what he loves and better the world with it at the same time. I like the fact that, for gaming, there is a 'hands on' element of these consoles that most of us could never experience but are brought closer through Evan's commitment and photography. Seeing where the letterings are, where the rubber stumps are, how the controllers connect to the consoles, what ports are on the back... The extended product experience if you will. 

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Here is someone who travels and connects with collectors to get the images that he needs to serve a higher purpose and to capture, save and share the history of gaming. 

Read Evan's personal story in this Gamasutra article. Have a look at his existing Wikipedia gallery, (Also, be sure to check out his candy and food section as well!) or consider donating to his Kickstarter project (46 hours left at time of writing!). Or maybe you have some hardware left to donate...

Anyway, thank you Evan.