What Lady Di, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon or Kurt Cobain would look like today if they were alive, according to software to age faces

What Freddie Mercury and Lady Diana Spencer would look like today, in the eyes of Turkish photographer Alper Yesiltas

Time passes, and when we look back it is inevitable nostalgia for the people who left, among celebrities who marked an era. This seems to have been understood by the photographer Alper Yesiltas, who used artificial intelligence to recreate great characters who could still be alive today.

As if nothing happened (as if nothing had happened) is the name given to the digital project used by the Turkish photographer. With this procedure we can see today figures such as Heather Ledgerwho died in 2008 at just 28 years of age, leaving the unforgettable interpretation of the Joker, in the film batman the dark knight.

“I would like to share with you the first collection of images from my AI-based project called “As if nothing had happened”. Behind this project is the question of what people would look like photorealistically if some great events had not happened to them,” said the photographer, who has shared part of his work on social networks. He pointed out that for 19 years he has been collecting photographs and making others for exhibitions.

Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain, according to Alper Yesiltas: He took old photos and processed the faces with various digital aging applications to estimate what they would look like today if they were alive

Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain, according to Alper Yesiltas: He took old photos and processed the faces with various digital aging applications to estimate what they would look like today if they were alive

Another of the portrayed artists is Kurt Cobain, leader of the legendary band Nirvana in the 90s, and who died in 1994. Today he would be 55 years old. There is also the princess Diana of Wales (or Lady Diana), who passed away in August 1997 at the age of 36. She would be 62 years old today.

Jimi Hendrix and Heath Ledger today, according to Alper Yesiltas' digital aging treatment on old photos

Jimi Hendrix and Heath Ledger today, according to Alper Yesiltas' digital aging treatment on old photos

Jimi Hendrix and Heath Ledger today, according to Alper Yesiltas’ digital aging treatment on old photos

But Alper Yesiltas is not only limited to relatively contemporary personalities. For example, he also includes a legend who started the music craze and was considered the king of rock and roll. Is about Elvis Presley, who would be 87 years old today. It also shows us John Lennona member of the Beatles, who should be 82 years old, Freddie Mercuryleader of the band Queen, who should be 76 years old.

It is not the first time that artificial intelligence has been used to recreate people, and to imagine their aging; in fact, applications like FaceApp They allow you to do it with any own image. In this case, Yesiltas says that he used a combination of various digital tools to achieve the desired results.

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We have already seen how from this tool it is even possible to create paintings or photographs from the interpretation of some key words. Even a painting made with Artificial Intelligence won a contest in the United States. In other words, there are more and more uses given to this technology. What will happen next?

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