Explorations in AI


Henri Cartier-Bresson Photograph of Robot Jumping Over Puddle

In my previous experiments, I had become very interested in how close to reality DALL-E seemed to want to stay, so I decided to use some prompts referencing 20th Century artists. The first attempt was feeding it the prompt “Henri Cartier-Bresson photograph of robot jumping over puddle”. The results were shocking – it clearly knew I was referencing the famous photograph illustrating the ‘Decisive Moment‘ and did its best to recreate it using a robot in place of a human. As you can see in the first example above, it was able to replicate the shapes and design of the original image and the tonal range as well. Clearly the AI had more references to draw from as I moved closer to the present.

Digital Illustrations by DALL-E AI