With artificial intelligence: photographer shows how deceased stars could look like today
What would Lady Diana or Michael Jackson look like if they were alive? The Turkish photographer Alper Yesiltas makes the impossible possible and uses artificial intelligence to show what dead celebrities could look like today.
With his project “As If Nothing Happened” the Turkish photographer Alper Yesiltas caused a sensation and fascination worldwide. With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), he changes pictures of deceased stars as if they were current pictures of today’s celebrities.
This is what Lady Diana could look like today
Originally, with the project, he wanted to see people he missed and bring them back to life. He told online platform Bored Panda: “I’ve been excited about the development of AI technology for a while and I thought that with it everything imaginable could be shown in reality. When I started tinkering with the technology, I saw what was possible.”
What Michael Jackson might look like today
Alper Yesiltas has been taking photos for 20 years. The photographer and lawyer lives in Istanbul and has already received several awards for some of his projects.
His current project, which he also shows on his Instagram account, includes famous personalities such as Heath Ledger, Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Bruce Lee , Elvis Presley, 2pac, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Paul Walker and Amy Winehouse.
Incidentally, the photographer not only edits pictures of deceased celebrities. He also ages living stars with the help of AI – for example Ryan Gosling:
With his project, the artist met with worldwide fascination and recognition. With more than 134,000 Instagram followers, he inspires thousands of people who also show their fascination in the comments.
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The original of this article “Photographer shows how deceased stars could look like today” comes from Bunte.de.