NAME: Generative Portraits
DESCRIPTION: Diana Lange transforms regular portrait photographs by applying specific algorithms to the image data using Processing. The alterations of the code create different textures. Whether it is a succession of polygons or a more organic feel made of intricate lines, the generative portraits get reinvented thanks to the magic of algorithms. You can check out more of Diana Lange’s work on her Flickr or even experiment with code yourself on her Processing page.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The mathematical precision usually found in programming acquires here an unusual randomness. Diana Lange does not exactly know what she will end up with, but it is this passion for experimentation that makes her work so interesting. Processing might not be the most simple to use for a beginner. But whether you understand the creation process or not, you will be touch by the aethereal feel of Lange’s generative portraits.