I am Alper Yesiltas, a lawyer and photographer living in Istanbul, Turkey. I've been imagining scenes and capturing memories for about 19 years now. During that time, some of my photos have been edited worldwide in books, magazines, exhibitions, and websites and were awarded in several photo contests.

I would like to share with you the first collection of images of my AI-based project called "As if nothing happened". Behind this project lies the question of "how would people look photo-realistically if some great events had not happened to them". I look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

More info: Instagram | rarible.com | twitter.com

#1

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

I wish he hadn't got that disease.

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Allmommy.eleven.85
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3 weeks ago

OMG this one made me tear up

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With the development of AI technology, I've been excited for a while, thinking that "anything imaginable can be shown in reality". When I started tinkering with technology, I saw what I could do and thought about what would make me the happiest. I wanted to see some of the people I missed again in front of me and that's how this project emerged.

#2

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

I wish he hadn't been affected by the exhaustion of his role.

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GoGoPDX
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3 weeks ago

This was one celebrity OD death that shocked me. I honestly did not know he struggled with SAD.

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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

I wish she hadn't sought the inspiration she needed elsewhere.

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Danni
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3 weeks ago

Her story breaks my heart, So much talent and so little support and love. she deserved better.

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The hardest part of the creative process for me is making the image feel "real" to me. The moment I like the most is when I think the image in front of me looks very realistic as if it was taken by a photographer.

I am using various software programs. The time it takes for me to create one fully finished image varies, but I would say it takes a while for an image to feel "real" to me.

#4

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

I wish he hadn't faced vitiligo.

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New Everywhere
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3 weeks ago

I absolutely love seeing this. Michael was naturally super handsome and it would've been wonderful to see him like this

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#5

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

I wish he had decided to stay.

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GoGoPDX
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wow!! I always think of Kurt as older than me. I was 14 and a HUGE Nirvana fan when he died. It always breaks my heart when I realize that he was only and will forever be 27! Still so young and so much life ahead of him. This picture really gets me right in the heart!

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There are 10 images so far in this project, I want to extend it but I want to do it in a selective way, so the process is a little bit slow for me. For future projects, there are various things I imagine about real life using AI technology. Like "Life in 2050" and "Alternate Museum".

#6

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

I wish he hadn't sought the inspiration he needed elsewhere.

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Detroit Citizen
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3 weeks ago

I see this and can picture him in retirement jammin out on a stoop teaching the younger generations how to shred.

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#7

John Lennon

John Lennon

I wish he hadn't been in New York that day.

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GoGoPDX
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Imagine the world and the music we would have.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

I wish he hadn't taken that painkiller that day.

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Detroit Citizen
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3 weeks ago

Rick the Dragon Steamboats twin. (80's WWE/WWF). But i still wouldnt mess with Mr Lee. Nope.

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#9

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

I wish he decided to live a life where he paid more attention to the health of his heart.

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zak
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3 weeks ago

This looks more like Jay Leno than Elvis to me 😆

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2pac

2pac

I wish he hadn't been involved in that event that would cause him to face the mafia.

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Jennifer Checki
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Interesting that the OP knows who killed him, since law enforcement does not. 🤦‍♀️

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