Aging is a very scary topic for many. A lot of us are afraid of the future when we will have wrinkles, gray hair, and saggy skin. The beauty standards today make it seem like the end of the world sometimes. Physical and facial beauty is even more important if it’s a big part of your career. That’s why celebrities often get plastic surgeries to look younger a little longer.
I decided to take a few celebrities and use A.I. and my editing skills to see how they would look like if they never had plastic surgery. The results are quite interesting and fun to see. Keep in mind that all of this is just out of curiosity and all is in good faith. Also, A.I. still has a long way to go, so some images may look a little wonky.
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I first started this project by doing research on which celebrities have had the most plastic surgeries. Then I study other people in similar age groups so that I know what they should look like. Then I use artificial intelligence to age photos of their younger selves and edit the pictures on Photoshop to make them look better and more realistic.
I believe that in moderation, plastic surgery is very useful. When people dislike something about their looks, it hurts no one to change that aspect. Or perhaps when people get hurt or wounded, plastic surgery is a great tool to help them look like their old selves. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look the way you want to. However, when people overuse plastic surgery, not only does it not look very good, it can also be very harmful to the person undergoing the surgery.
These days almost everyone wants to look like filters on apps. No wrinkles, stretch marks, or any other “unattractive” things about our bodies can be shown. It’s really sad to see that. We’re all human beings and nobody is perfect. We should accept that the marks on our bodies, the imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. There is no need to hide them.
The most difficult part of this project was to make the photos look natural and resemble the celebrities. Artificial intelligence still has a lot of flaws, so I had to work with Photoshop a lot. I take time to put different hair and makeup on the celebrities. See what works, what they would look like today, etc. I try to be a perfectionist when it comes to my projects and it takes a lot of time. I hope you enjoy what I’ve done!