AND NOW I SEE, 2017-2018

Leigh Blanchard continues her exploration of digital imagery and photography with her latest series And Now I See.  Using an artificial intelligence system online that has been fed thousands of images, Blanchard pushes the technology’s abilities in image-to-image translation.  The goal of this tool is to be able to generate an output image, using an archive of images, out of a hand-drawn input image.  Instead, the artist purposely plays with the hand-drawn input image to try and produce unexpected results that the software has trouble creating.  Playing with the flaws in this technology is a source of inspiration for Blanchard and a way for her to further push the boundaries of photography.