No one lives forever, not even our favorite celebrities.
Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Heath Ledger — the whole world knows these names, and they are still the greatest idols for many of us. Their lives were cut short at the peak of fame and youth, leaving behind only photos and all of their creative heritage.
Using Photoshop and AI, photographer Alper Yesiltasch was able to recreate portraits of celebrities who left this mortal coil too soon, allowing us to imagine what they would look like if they were still alive. Alper aptly titled this series of his photos “As if nothing happened.”
1. Princess Diana
Princess Diana was one of the most important and influential women of the twentieth century. A few days before her tragic death, Princess Diana sold 79 ball gowns at an auction. The proceeds were sent to the fund to fight cancer and AIDS. This is what Diana Spencer would have looked like if not for the car accident.
2. John Lennon
John Lennon, British musician and founder of the world-famous band The Beatles, was also lost but not forgotten by the author. The singer’s life was tragically cut short on December 8, 1980, but the memory of him remained in people’s hearts forever.