15 May 2023
All the media coverage of the quick developing AI technology lately, also have been a discussion topic in my smaller photography circle. The AI generated images passing by on socials are truly impressive. Yet I'm not really interested myself – The AI images seem all glam and shiny and miss something. But still – is there a threat, and what will it mean for the future of photography? The profession and the art?
While having an injury and stuck at home a lot, I was curious if I could replicate my work with an easy accessible AI text-to-image generator. My work is visually quite minimalistic and simplistic, so it should be a piece of cake for an AI program to copy it while I stay on the sofa. Packed with descriptions of work created by both computer vision AI and her audience, she sent AI image generator Dall-E on a journey. ChatGPT provided a fitting title and caption to make it complete.
In my work I like to create images, a bit different than we usually see the world. I think Dall-E definitely succeeded in that part of the replicas.
A pristine white car rests upon a meticulously straight road, embraced by the gentle touch of soft sand and the elegance of a slender palm tree and lamppost. The palette is imbued with serene and delicate hues, while the emptiness of the surroundings unveils a sanctuary for introspection and liberation. This captivating composition beckons us to transcend the bustling rhythms of existence and immerse ourselves in the sheer beauty of the present moment.
SERENE CURVES: A CAPTIVATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS
This stunning photograph of a winding road along a mountain is a visual masterpiece. The bright blue sky provides a perfect contrast to the dry, brown landscape and the scattered green vegetation. The graphic line of white stones resembling interlocking LEGO bricks adds a unique aesthetic to the rugged, moon-like scenery. The interplay of contrasting colors and shapes creates a beautiful separation and balances the composition in an impressive manner. This photo is a must-see for anyone who appreciates contemporary photography with a minimalist and artistic approach.
An abstract representation of delineation and disruption in modern society. This photo showcases a red-painted parking lot with a fallen fence and a black warehouse in the backdrop. The contrasting lines, shapes, and colours provoke contemplation on the fragility of established boundaries and the consequences of human intervention on our surroundings.
EPHEMERAL IMPRINTS IN THE WILDERNESS
A tranquil portrayal of modern society within the untamed wilderness. The clean lines of the road and the cars contrast with the rugged, organic forms of the surrounding mountains and the arid landscape. The color palette, predominantly composed of white and reddish-brown, enhances this contrast and underscores the vulnerability of human presence in this environment.
A synthetic oasis in a desert of gravel and rocks, this conceptual scene comes to life with a hint of green and four imposing palm trees. The contrast of white, green, and gray is enhanced by the carpet of artificial grass, adding a unique touch to this outdoor environment. Amidst the rocky hills, this tranquil retreat invites us to escape and immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature.
THE HUMAN AND THE JUNGLE: A GRAPHIC EXPLORATION
This captivating image captures an orange triangle adorning a tree within the depths of the jungle, serving as a poignant juxtaposition between mankind and the untouched wilderness. The symmetrical and frayed contours of the graphic form harmonize with the lush green foliage, towering trees, and an ancient, majestic tree with roots entwined in darkness. The composition exudes an air of alertness, evoking an oddly satisfying response.
HARMONY IN IMPERFECTION
This artwork captures the inherent beauty found in imperfection, inviting the artistic audience to delve into its intriguing composition. The image portrays a captivating interplay of crooked and twisted lines in the road and the manhole cover, contrasting with the precise geometry of the white markings and smooth asphalt. Against a somber backdrop, the roughness and flaws of the urban setting are accentuated, revealing a poetic essence within the apparent chaos. "Harmony in Imperfection" beckons the viewer to appreciate the allure of the imperfect and discover the hidden beauty within everyday scenes.
DESERT PATHWAYS: EMBRACING THE MAGIC OF SOLITUDE
This captivating art photograph captures a deserted road embraced by the vastness of a desert landscape. The sandy surface, remnants of a recent sandstorm, exudes warmth and creates a striking contrast against the rosy hue of the surroundings. The road, adorned with a solitary yellow line, hints at its purpose—guiding or marking a journey. Above, the expansive blue sky adorned with fluffy white clouds adds a touch of tranquility and mystery to the scene. In this enchanting composition, titled "Desert Pathways: Embracing the Magic of Solitude," the viewer is invited to embrace the solitude and explore the captivating allure of the desert's enchanting serenity.
© Willy Lamers, 2023