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Meet the Mothman AKA Marc.
Brilliant creative soul from Netherlands.
Marc uses Midjourney, Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom and Topaz Gigapixel to realize his imagination. We love Mothman’s laissez faire approach to creativity and the AI tools that exist.
“I'm just going with the flow and if I run into any obstacles, I'll figure out a way to fix those,” he says.
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Natural Born Creative
“I've always been a creative soul,” he says.
“Generative art is currently my newest (ADHD) hyperfocus and I'm loving it! I go down a lot of rabbit holes until I get bored with something and move to something else.”
“Before, I've played guitar in rock bands for over 10 years, and I played some piano for fun. I've got a bachelor’s degree in communication and design and dabbled in that for a bit while also pursuing photography,” Marc adds. “First in light painting and then I moved on to various things like urban exploration, band and event photography and I had my own portrait studio, which is also why I love doing portraits with AI! I also shot a few weddings.”
“My last gig in photography was in Indonesia working as an underwater photographer combined with my dive instructor days over there shooting everything from divers to cute [clown fish] and giant manta rays,” he says.
“Apparently, I still have a big love for portraiture, which shows in my images.”
From Trial-and-Error Enthusiast Hobbyist
“Generative AI started out as a fun little try-out last year that quickly turned into an obsess... I mean a hobby ...ahem,” he jokes.
“It's a fun way to be creative and being able to generate amazing stuff while learning how it all works. It's endless fun considering the rapid evolution of AI. Besides the creative aspect there's a social element, too,” he adds.
Marc says, “the AI Community is such a great place to connect to people with similar interests and is just a very loving, helpful and relaxed community. I've done a few live meetups with people from the community, and it's been such a blast connecting in real life!”
“It positively eats up a lot of free time and it makes me happy being creative again!”
Do you have a piece that speaks to your soul?
“This one is very personal,” he says of the image above.
“I used to be quite the skeptic kind of realist, and happily morphed into a very spiritual person focusing on energy work in a few years’ time. This feels like an amazing journey that just gives so many new insights into the world we all live in. And the inner nerd in me says it's like we can all do magic,” he says.
Be creative! Have fun, be respectful, be kind, be loving. Feel free to message me about anything. —Marc
Marc says, “sometimes I just throw a whole bunch of seemingly random words in, like droidcore or flowerpunk to see what it does.”
“Here's a prompt of which I haven't posted the results of yet, have fun with it!”
vantablack vines are crawling through the gold plated skin of a majestic synthetic squirrel woman android looking mischievously with mad longing digital illuminated eyes, insanely detailed photograph, photography, 8k UHD, incredible detail, macabre realism, droidcore, flowerpunk, dynamic pose, intelligence
for Midjourney users --ar 3:2 --s 700
Adding "core" to a compound word often implies that the thing being described is the essential or foundational element of a larger concept or idea. For example, "hardcore" can mean something that is extreme or intense in its commitment to a particular idea or activity.
Adding "punk" to a compound word often implies a rebellious or non-conformist attitude, as well as a rejection of mainstream norms and values. For example, "punk rock" is a genre of music that is characterized by its aggressive, DIY ethos and rejection of commercialism, while "cyberpunk" refers to a subgenre of science fiction that typically features dystopian, high-tech settings and anti-authoritarian themes.
On the Future and Now
“I hope people enjoy my images because I had fun making them! Feel free to share my stuff, just leave me some credit wherever you post it and, no I'm not selling my images as NFTs.”
In the future, Marc may seek out monetization opportunities through e-commerce or stock images.
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