Photographer uses AI to spice up "Who is the best James Bond?" arguments

Alper Yesiltas 007 creations
(Image credit: Alper Yesiltas)

Since Daniel Craig made his dramatic exit from the Bond franchise, there has been a lot of debate over who will take up the role of 007. The likes of Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, and Tom Hiddleston have all been mooted as possibilities. Now Turkish photographer Alper Yesilitas has used AI and photo editing tools to imagine how different actors would look if they did land the role. 

Alper Yeşiltaş first made a name for himself in 2022 when he published a series of images in which he used AI to imagine how dead famous people would look if they were still alive. Many of the images gained tens of thousands of likes, depicting icons including Princess Diana, Heath Ledger, and hip hop’s Biggie Smalls amongst others.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.