The life of others, as imagined by myself with the help of AI.
Paris, my current hometown, is known for its amazing cafés that serve as an extended, public living room for its inhabitants. As I enjoy my daily aperitif and sip on a martini, I can't help but observe the people around me. I often find myself wondering about their backgrounds, where they come from, and what they might be thinking about while sitting just a few feet away from me.
Fueled by my insatiable curiosity, I harness the power of AI to delve into the deepest secrets of the strangers I encounter on the streets of Paris. Using my keen observations and a lengthy dialogue with an artificial intelligence, I craft intricate profiles and vivid images of these mysterious individuals, imagining their hidden desires and deepest secrets.
Each month, I will add a new subject to my collection, building a rich tapestry of human experience. But even as I piece together these imagined lives, I can't help but wonder - am I uncovering their true selves, or is this just a figment of my own imagination?
This is just one of my many artistic projects I do outside of my core work as a photographer, exploring new art forms that were previously unknown to me. More of my work can be seen here: abenz.com
P.s. The picture to the right is an AI imagined self-portrait. The cocktail might be accurate.