Sara's Family Photographs
I gathered images of my dad and his sister, my grandmere (my dad’s mom), and my Nana & Papa (my mom’s parents). There are the original B&W versions of photographs, taken between 1935 - 1963 next to the colorized versions. I then stylized those photos in two ways, based on famous artist Monet and Warhol. All created in Runway ML.
Quick Actions used: Colorization
Models used: Monet, and AdaIN-Style Transfer using an Andy Warhol Painting of Audrey Hepburn
My initial steps for this project were to take black and white photographs of my family and colorize them. This step alone was really interesting and emotional as I was seeing my loved ones in color again.
The second step was to stylize the photos with the look of Claude Monet paintings.
I was slightly worried that stylizing these images too much would ruin them in some way, and since they are photos of people I care about I didn't want that to happen. However I was really happy with how these turned out. The Monet style added another layer of interest to these images.
I also stylized the images with the look and feel of the artist Andy Warhol. With this style implemented, some of my grandparents' faces got lost, but it still makes for an interesting image.
Besides my dad, these are images of my grandparents who have passed away. Loading their photographs into runway models to see them colorized was an emotional moment for me. Then taking the color images and trying new and more experiential styles was equally exciting. It really warmed my heart to see my nana & papa and grandmere in a unique style.