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AI-Generated Art Based on My Photographic Style

AI-Generated Art Based on My Photographic Style

I used the new DALL-E 2 AI system to generate a series of black and white “photographs” based on my style of photography using a written description

You may be seeing the super-creative and highly-polished AI art being created by a variety of new online AI systems. I decided to try it for myself to see what all the fuss is about.

First let me say, I don’t know how those slick graphics I’ve been seeing in the news are being created, because what I got back was rough and even scary. Even the ones that may appear great here, look incomplete when you view them on a high-resolution computer monitor. They look like what they are, a variety of images pulled from the internet and stitched together in a slap-dash way by a machine.

But I have every confidence that the tech will improve. My question is this . . . when AI can create any kind of art, will the world still need artists and photographers?

My art created using AI

All images were created by myself, using the technology at DALL-E 2.

Below are some examples, along with the written prompts I used to create the art.

Images of Abandoned Houses Based on My Photography Style

AI image created using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution, digital art
Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution, digital art
Artificial intelligence art created using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution, digital art
Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the dead flower photos by Keith Dotson Photography, digital art
Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the dead flower photos by Keith Dotson Photography, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the dead flower photos by Keith Dotson Photography, digital art
Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the dead flower photos by Keith Dotson Photography, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the abandoned house photos by Keith Dotson Photography, high quality digital art
Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the abandoned house photos by Keith Dotson Photography, high quality digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the abandoned house photos by Keith Dotson Photography, high quality digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the abandoned house photos by Keith Dotson Photography, high quality digital art

Rusty Antique Trucks

AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the rusty antique car photographs by Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the rusty antique car photographs by Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the rusty antique car photographs by Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph based on the rusty antique car photographs by Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art

Girls Posing in Front of Abandoned Buildings

AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long black hair outside an abandoned house in the style of Keith Dotson Photography, high resolution digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
What happened here? AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
What happened here? AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
Scary!!! AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art
Scary!!! She looks like a zombie. AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of a happy beautiful woman with long blonde standing in front of an abandoned factory, high resolution, digital art

Old White Roses on Black Background

AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of wrinkled white rose on a black background with dramatic light, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of wrinkled white rose on a black background with dramatic light, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of wrinkled white rose on a black background with dramatic light, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of wrinkled white rose on a black background with dramatic light, high resolution, digital art

White Daisy with Dew Drops in Dramatic Light

AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the Written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of white daisy with dew drops on a black background, dramatic light, high resolution, digital art
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: realistic black and white photograph of white daisy with dew drops on a black background, dramatic light, high resolution, digital art

West Texas Desert Landscapes

AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.
AI art created by Keith Dotson on AI using the written prompts: wide panoramic desert landscape with dark mountains on the horizon, looks like dramatic black and white photograph.

The photograph directly above closely resembles one of my actual photographs, shot in New Mexico, and shown below.

One of my actual photographs shot in New Mexico many years ago,
One of my actual photographs shot in New Mexico many years ago,
Here's a look at my private collection housed on the DALL-E 2 website.
Here’s a look at my private collection housed on the DALL-E 2 website. At this scale, they almost look like real photographs.

What do you think of the AI’s first efforts? It has a way to go before it’s replacing a real photographer, but nonetheless, they’re evocative.

By the way — all of these images are copyrighted by me — or are they copyrighted by Open AI and DALL-E 2? Or both of us? I actually have no idea how the copyright works on these images.

Thanks for reading.

Be sure to visit me on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest, or on my website at keithdotson.com.

~ Keith

1 comment

  1. Oh Keith, you have great patience… I’d have stopped after the third image. At this point I do not see AI replacing art, let alone artists. Your career and talent are safe my friend!!

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