Lara (byte)

2021
Eight portraits of Lara Stone generated from existing pictures using computer code

I was looking for a way to replicate the effect of the pixel portrait of Kylie by using a computer program. I wrote a program in the processing language but the first two attempts were too far off what I was trying to do.

So for this third series I collected images of a different model (Lara Stone) and before I ran the program I cropped all the images to approximately the same portraits of Lara. I wanted to see how the program did with quite similar source pictures.

Because I had not aligned the crops perfectly, I just cut the face out of all the images, the resulting images were also not perfectly aligned. However they did generate rather convincing portraits. What I found interesting is that they each seemed to present a different side or aspect of Lara, but they all are very recognisably her…

As before I generated 1000 images and chose what I thought were the best 8:

Lara 01
Lara 01

Lara 02
Lara 02

Lara 03
Lara 03

Lara 04
Lara 04

Lara 05
Lara 05

Lara 06
Lara 06

Lara 07
Lara 07

Lara 08
Lara 08

All the pictures from the m0dels series are available as NFTs on the Rarible marketplace.

This work belongs in: m0dels, NFT