I Used Artificial Intelligence To See How Some Celebrities Would Look If They Lived In Our Times Instead Of Theirs (17 Pics)
"Thisness": The quality in a thing of being here and now or such as it is.
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.
You may have heard of my previous project called "As If Nothing Happened", in which I depict what some of the lost celebrities would look like if they were alive today, and which I first published on Bored Panda.
I would like to share with you the first collection of images of my new AI-based project called "Thisness". Behind this project lies the question "What would some iconic people look like if they lived in our time instead of living in theirs?" I look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Amelia Earhart - American Aviation Pioneer And Writer, The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean
In general, the people I work with using artificial intelligence are the people I personally want to see the photorealistic version of or adapted to the present day. I think these people are indeed some of the greatest icons that ever lived, and I am very curious about them.
Rosa Parks - American Activist In The Civil Rights Movement Best Known For Her Pivotal Role In The Montgomery Bus Boycott
I am very happy that the works I create are reflections of my personal curiosity. There are dozens more people I would like to add to this series, so I will continue working on this project. Keep an eye on my socials for even more images of icons like these.
Helen Keller - American Author, Disability Rights Advocate, Political Activist And Lecturer
To be honest, as a fan, I'm really tempted to be able to make small touches that reflect my own perspective on people I admire. That's what makes me passionate about the power of AI-generated images.
Greta Garbo - Swedish-American Actress, Regarded As One Of The Greatest Screen Actresses, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Ninotchka"
(Sir) Charlie Chaplin - British Comic Actor, Filmmaker, And Composer Who Became A Worldwide Icon Through His Screen Persona, "The Tramp"
Even though I read reviews from many different perspectives on AI-generated images, most people want me to keep doing what I'm doing. This really makes me very happy and inspired to create more.