Images generated by artificial intelligence (AI) have been all the rage lately, and now an artist living in Turkey has used this technology to bring celebrities back from the dead. Photographer and lawyer Alper Yesiltas used AI technology to imagine what celebrities, including John Lenon, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson, would look like if they were still alive.
take to Instagram, Mr. Yesiltas shared his collection of the project entitled “As If Nothing Happened”. “With the development of AI technology, I’ve been excited for a while, thinking that ‘everything imaginable can be shown in reality,'” he wrote of the project in his blog.
“As I started tinkering with technology, I saw what I could do and thought about what would make me happiest. I wanted to see some of the people I missed again and that’s how this project was born,” he added. the artist to it. .
He stated that the hardest part of his creative process was making the image “feel real”. “The moment I like the most is when I think the image in front of me looks very realistic as if it were taken by a photographer,” he said.
Furthermore, Mr. Yesiltas said that to create the images, he used software such as the AI photo enhancer Remini and photo editing programs such as Adobe Lightroom and VSCO. He made portraits of celebrities such as Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Paul Walker and Tupac Shakur.
The similarity between each of the celebrities in Mr. Yesiltas’ project is that they all died at a young age and under tragic circumstances. According to him, “behind this project lies the question ‘what would people look like if they hadn’t experienced some great events'”.
Mr. Yesiltas now wants to expand the “As If Nothing Happened” project, but in a very sensitive way. However, he said the process is a bit slow. He also plans to continue using the same AI bot he developed, coming up with images for projects like “Life in 2050” and “Alternate Museum”.
AI-generated art has become quite popular on the internet. Today, many artists and designers use AI technology to create dynamic images, videos, and interactive content. There are several applications and tools widely available that allow users to create such images by simply entering the text or phrase into AI text-to-image generators.
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