What would Princess Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Freddie Mercury would look like if they were alive today?
Photographer Alper Yesiltas was able to “raise” stars from the dead, thanks to artificial intelligence.
‘With the development of AI technology, I’ve been excited for a while, thinking that “anything imaginable can be shown in reality,”‘ Yesiltas wrote about the project.
The photos are part of Yesiltas’ project “As If Nothing Happened”.
The photographer is based in Turkey and is excited to bring these celebs back to life.
According to Yesiltas, AI has opened doors.
“When I started tinkering with technology, I saw what I could do and thought about what would make me the happiest. I wanted to see some of the people I missed again in front of me and that’s how this project emerged,” he wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
The featured celebrities all died early, tragic deaths.
Princess Diana was killed in Paris after the Mercedes-Benz she was riding in crashed while being pursued by paparazzi in the early hours of August 31, 1997. She was 36.
Rocker Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 5, 1994 at his Seattle home after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27
John Lennon was shot outside in New York City on December 8, 1980. He was 40.
Queen’s Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS on November 24, 1991 in London. He was 45.
Tupak Shakur died from gunshot wounds on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas. He was 25.
Actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose on January 22, 2008 in New York City. He was 28.
Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose on September 18, 1970. He was 27.
Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. She was of 27.
Michael Jackson died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles June 25, 2009. He was 50.
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. He was 42.