Planes: the biomimicry that drives engineers creates astonishing shapes — every generation stands for its centuries technological aspirations. Joel Gethin Lewis seems to share the same fascination, as his instagram account is littered with experimental fighter aircraft. The photographer Tillmanns summarizes this techno–utopianism beautifully in his publication “Concorde”:
“Concorde is perhaps the last example of a techno-utopian invention from the sixties still to be operating […] For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped routine whilst to watch it in air, landing or taking–odd is a strange spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology.”
I will now stop overcontextualizing: the model I trained transfers one image’s style to the others. The results are scientifically rubbish but caught my attention, as they start resembling fish, at least to my eyes.
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