Javier Laspiur's Photos Depict Gaming Controllers Over the Years

 - Jul 30, 2014
References: behance.net & visualnews
Spanish photographer Javier Laspiur has created a fascinating photo series that captures first-person view of a variety of video game controllers, ranging from the Atari 2600's one-joystick controller and the curved Sega controller from the early and mid '90s all the way to the more recent Playstation Vita. The series is simply and appropriately titled 'Controllers'.

Each photo bears the controller's brand and model as well as a year -- the year doesn't denote the device's release date, but rather the year in which Javier Laspiur -- an avid, long-time gaming enthusiast -- got his hands on that particular system. This adds a personal touch to his video game controller memory trip.

Aside from conveying Laspiur's personal love for gaming, the series also helps spot some interesting trends in video game controller design over the years.