The photographers among you aren’t going to like this. I made these pictures by typing words into some AI software and it generated these four pictures. No camera, no lenses, no post production. Well, just a little to resize the image which caused a small loss in sharpness. Trust me. It’s tack sharp.
What does this mean for the future?
There has been a big discussion on art groups about an image that won a big award. The image was AI generated. There were questions about honesty. There were questions about the allowability of the entry if the artist didn’t directly make it.
At this point, there was nothing in the rules that said you could or couldn’t. For now, I say that the artist and image win. In the future, this kind of work could be disallowed but I hope it isn’t. Life moves forward, not backward. I follow some groups on Facebook where most of the commenters say a version of “It was better in the good old days.”
Photographically speaking, I sure like not having to work in a small, smelly wet darkroom. I like working with smaller cameras or even my phone. I like being able to create on a computer screen. I like having my family hang out with me and tell me how they want my pictures to look. 🙂
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this latest adventure, but I know I have a lot of weird dreams to explore visually.
I suppose this means that I need to keep a notebook on the night stand.