m0dels (byte)

2021
Eight pictures of fashion models generated from existing pictures using computer code

This is another experiment in automating the process of making pictures like I made the pixel portrait of Kylie. The first experiment was using pictures of one model, now I wanted to look what the result would be when I used a more diverse collection of images.

So I collected used the same program as I used on Candice on a range of fashion images that were definitely not portraits. And I named the series simply models. Again the program would randomly select 4 images, crop the middle to a square, resize and swap the pixels.

I generated 1000 portraits this way and selected 8 as the resulting series. Because I had no likeness or appearance to refer to I could select based on other aspects of the image: how painterly the resulting image looked. How sometimes a very pleasing pattern would arise from the combination of two photos, how bodies seemed to merge into one… 

Models 01
Models 01

Models 02
Models 02

Models 03
Models 03

Models 04
Models 04

Models 05
Models 05

Models 06
Models 06

Models 07
Models 07

Models 08
Models 08

It would only later occur to me to name the whole concept / series m0dels. I liked the effect some of these images have, but in the end I thought it more meaningful and conceptually pleasing to aim for iconic portrait to be made with this technique. So all the editions after this one use a single model as the source again.

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

This work belongs in: m0dels, NFT