"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.

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

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Amelia Earhart - American Aviation Pioneer And Writer, The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Earhart - American Aviation Pioneer And Writer, The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean

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Kea_Tortilla
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What an inspiring woman, the very epitome of badass!

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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.

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Rosa Parks - American Activist In The Civil Rights Movement Best Known For Her Pivotal Role In The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks - American Activist In The Civil Rights Movement Best Known For Her Pivotal Role In The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Sharon Tate - American Actress And Model

Sharon Tate - American Actress And Model

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's such a shame - she was such a good actress and so good at comedic timing, but she's best known for how she died.

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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.

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Benjamin Franklin - Founding Father Of The United States

Benjamin Franklin - Founding Father Of The United States

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Helen Keller - American Author, Disability Rights Advocate, Political Activist And Lecturer

Helen Keller - American Author, Disability Rights Advocate, Political Activist And Lecturer

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Shyla Bouche
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She would never have been able to accomplish what she did if it hadn't been for Anne Sullivan, her teacher and lifelong companion. Helen went to Radcliffe college (the women's college at Harvard), and Anne spelled out the lectures into Helen's hand, as well as the textbooks not available in braille, which was most of them.

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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.

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Greta Garbo - Swedish-American Actress, Regarded As One Of The Greatest Screen Actresses, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Ninotchka"

Greta Garbo - Swedish-American Actress, Regarded As One Of The Greatest Screen Actresses, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Ninotchka"

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her response to paparazzi asking rude questions was perfect: 'I was born. I had a mother and father. I went to school. What does it matter?'

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(Sir) Charlie Chaplin - British Comic Actor, Filmmaker, And Composer Who Became A Worldwide Icon Through His Screen Persona, "The Tramp"

(Sir) Charlie Chaplin - British Comic Actor, Filmmaker, And Composer Who Became A Worldwide Icon Through His Screen Persona, "The Tramp"

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He reminds me a bit of Sasha Baron Cohen like this - we're so accustomed to seeing him as ridiculous characters, and he looks perfectly respectable when he's not in costume.

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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.

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Gene Kelly - American Actor, Dancer, Singer, Filmmaker, And Choreographer, Famous For His Many Films, Especially "Singin' In The Rain"

Gene Kelly - American Actor, Dancer, Singer, Filmmaker, And Choreographer, Famous For His Many Films, Especially "Singin' In The Rain"

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Watching Gene Kelly dance always makes me happy. 'American in Paris' is one of my favourite films, even though it's got almost no plot, because there's so much dancing in it!

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Alexander Hamilton - American Revolutionary, Statesman And Founding Father Of The United States

Alexander Hamilton - American Revolutionary, Statesman And Founding Father Of The United States

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Hero Frog
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You’re telling me he’s not Lin Manuel Miranda! /s

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Lauren Bacall - American Actress, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "To Have And Have Not"

Lauren Bacall - American Actress, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "To Have And Have Not"

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Babe Ruth - The American Professional Baseball Player, Considered The Most Famous Baseball Player In The Entire World

Babe Ruth - The American Professional Baseball Player, Considered The Most Famous Baseball Player In The Entire World

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmm... he doesn't look much like the chocolate bar. /jk

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Ginger Rogers - American Actress, Dancer And Singer During The Golden Age Of Hollywood, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Top Hat"

Ginger Rogers - American Actress, Dancer And Singer During The Golden Age Of Hollywood, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Top Hat"

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a spectacular dancer! I can barely walk in heels, much less dance backwards in them.

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Audrey Hepburn - British Actress, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

Audrey Hepburn - British Actress, Famous For Her Many Films, Especially "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

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Donkeywheel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is not good, she didn’t look like this

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Al Capone - Nickname "Scarface", American Gangster And Businessman Who Attained Notoriety During The Prohibition Era As The Co-Founder And Boss Of The Chicago Outfit

Al Capone - Nickname "Scarface", American Gangster And Businessman Who Attained Notoriety During The Prohibition Era As The Co-Founder And Boss Of The Chicago Outfit

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harpling
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe he'd have been an entirely different person if he'd had access to penicillin and the syphilis hadn't rotted his brain.

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Humphrey Bogart - Nicknamed "Bogie", An American Film And Stage Actor Famous For His Many Films, Especially "Casablanca"

Humphrey Bogart - Nicknamed "Bogie", An American Film And Stage Actor Famous For His Many Films, Especially "Casablanca"

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Henry Ford - American Industrialist, Business Magnate, Founder Of The Ford Motor Company, And Chief Developer Of The Assembly Line Technique Of Mass Production

Henry Ford - American Industrialist, Business Magnate, Founder Of The Ford Motor Company, And Chief Developer Of The Assembly Line Technique Of Mass Production

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...and fervent antisemite, Hitler awarded him the highest german decoration for foreigners in 1938.

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Christopher Columbus - Italian Explorer And Navigator Who Completed Four Voyages Across The Atlantic Ocean, Opening The Way For The Widespread European Exploration And Colonization Of The Americas

Christopher Columbus - Italian Explorer And Navigator Who Completed Four Voyages Across The Atlantic Ocean, Opening The Way For The Widespread European Exploration And Colonization Of The Americas

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Lory
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He was an absolute horrible human being. He is right up there with Adolf Hitler. Please don't down vote because I stated the truth.

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