Monday 20 March 2023

AI-Generated | The Tea House & Street Series

Lin Dai. (1934-1964)

I chose to name this portrait as the screen goddess Lin Dai. Born in Guangxi, China in 1934, she became the foremost star of Mandarin films as she won the hearts of audiences with more than 40 films. She died by suicide in 1964. I used MidJourney V4 and refined it by using ON1 Photo Raw 2023. 

The prompts are as follows: 
[A young Chinese Opera woman wearing blue cheongsam, red lipstick, full body shot, a cup of tea, teahouse background, photography by Annie Leibovitz. -- no hands.]. 

The hands are still an issue with V4, so -aside from editing the image- I also had to improve/alter the hand that rests on the table. I left the other one untouched.

Zhou Xuan, Actress and Singer. (1920-1957)

Zhou Xuan was an iconic Chinese singer and film actress. By the 1940s, she had become one of China's Seven Great Singing Stars. She was the best known of the seven, nicknamed the "Golden Voice", and had a concurrent movie career until 1954. She recorded more than 200 songs and appeared in over 40 films in her career. I've added prompts to get a full body and a 1940 street in Shanghai.

I used MidJourney V4 and refined the image by using ON1 Photo Raw 2023. 

The prompts are:

[Young beauty attractive lady wearing cheongsam, style by film Rouge, full - body shot, walking on the street in 1940s Shanghai, style by Yasutomo Oka, 8k, HD, cinematography, photorealistic, epic composition Unreal Engine, Cinematic, Color Grading, landscape Photography, Ultra - Wide Angle,Depth of Field, etc. -- no hands]

Betty Loh Ti (Hsi Chung-i). Chinese Actress. (1937-1968)

Betty Loh Ti (July 24, 1937 – December 27, 1968), also known as Le Di or Loh Tih, was a Hong Kong actress originally from Shanghai. Known as the "Classic Beauty", she was one of the most celebrated actresses of Hong Kong cinema. She -as some of her contemporaries- died by suicide.

I used MidJourney V4 and refined the image by using ON1 Photo Raw 2023. 

The prompts (very basic) are:

[A young Chinese Opera woman wearing blue cheongsam, red lipstick, full body shot, a cup of tea, teahouse background, photography by Annie Leibovitz. no hands.]

Yoshiko Kawashima (1907-1948)

Yoshiko Kawashima (1907–1948) was a Qing dynasty princess who was raised in Japan, and who served as a spy for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The prompts are:

[Young beautiful attractive Chinese Opera woman wearing pale blue long cheongsam, looking back at camera, style by film In The Mood For Love, full - body shot, walking in street in 1940s Shanghai, photography by Annie Leibovitz, dynamic composition, 8k, HD, cinematography, photorealistic, epic composition, etc. -- no hands]

Bak Yin, Queen of Cantonese Films. (1920-1987)

Bak Yin known as the "Queen of Cantonese films" was born in Guangzhou in 1920. She started her movie career in 1936. Before the Japanese occupation forced the industry to shut down in 1941, she had starred in over 30 films. After the end of the war in 1945, she became one of the few pre-War stars to reclaim "leading lady" status.

The prompts are:

[A young beautiful Chinese Opera woman wearing yellow cheongsam, red lipstick, full body shot, a cup of tea, teahouse background, photography by Annie Leibovitz. -- no hands]

Soong Ch'ing-ling (Madame Sun Yat-sen). 1893-1981

Soong Ch'ing-ling was the third wife of Sun Yat-sen (President of the Republic of China 1919-1925). She was a politician and following Sun Yat-sen's death, she strongly supported the Communist government, and was appointed by Mao Tse-tung to various important posts.  

The prompts are:

["Young beautiful attractive Chinese Opera woman wearing black long qipao, style by film In The Mood For Love, full - body shot, walking in street in 1940s Shanghai, photography by Annie Leibovitz, dynamic composition, 8k, HD, cinematography, photorealistic, epic composition Unreal Engine, Cinematic, Color Grading, landscape Photography, Ultra - Wide Angle, etc."]

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