“I’m obsessed with using AI to create images that look like real photographs AND reflect my aesthetic.” – T.C.
“The oregano was shot for a packaging project we were working on. We only needed a portion of it, but the overall shape was so perfect that I thought maybe I could add a few additional elements and make it a stand alone shot. Rather than spend time trying to “style” dirt, and finding just the right sky image to strip in, I decided to use AI to create the background image. It was the first image I created combining AI with digitally captured elements.” – T.C.
“A few months ago I bid a project that required a bar scene in the background, and although the project never materialized, I realized that if we had been able to use AI to create the background instead of building a set – we could have saved a lot of money. So I tested the idea with this image. Before and after, showing how we could combine a product, with a background and surface created with AI. .” – T.C.
“Another image along the same lines as the bar shot. This time, everything is AI except the cake box, which was shot to match the lighting.” – T.C.
“Sometimes it’s just AI – but even then, I may have to combine AI images. The leaf on this image wasn’t good – so I used another render with a better leaf and combined them in Photoshop.” – T.C.