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Fellowship Drops Post Photographic Perspectives: A Unique Intersection of AI and Photography
On April 5, the highly anticipated NFT drop of the year was released: Fellowship’s inaugural group show, Post Photographic Perspectives. Headlined and curated by AI-collaborative artist Roope Rainisto, the show features 500 new pieces from Rainisto’s latest collection, Reworld, as well as 1,000 works from 10 AI artists hand-picked by Rainisto and Fellowship.
Rainisto’s unique and compelling approach to AI photography has propelled him to fame in both the NFT and AI art spheres. Rather than hiding the AI tools used to create his works, Rainisto’s style leans hard into the “AI-ness” of his image outputs, presenting scenes that viewers have both seen a million times and yet have never come across. His BrainDrops release, Life In West America, has earned nearly 1,800 ETH in trading volume on the secondary market since its release.
Fellowship’s goal is to consolidate 180 years’ worth of photographic history into one cohesive and unique collection, unbound from the limits of physical museums. Their partnership with Rainisto, along with collaborations such as their release of Dmitri Cherniak’s generative photography collection, Light Years, aligns perfectly with their vision.
The pieces in Reworld thematically recall Life In West America but deal with grander concepts, forming a commentary on societal issues at a much higher level. The collection was released in a Dutch auction format, starting at 10 ETH and dropping 0.4 ETH every minute until the price reaches a low-end cap of 4 ETH. The first 35 minutes of the auction is reserved for Patron Pass holders, Fellowship’s annual membership token.
Rainisto switches from featured artist to curator on the show’s second day, presenting 10 AI artists who were chosen for their ability to show the range of what AI tools can do in the post-photographic arena. The group show includes at least one IRL activation, with exhibitions at an undisclosed gallery in Los Angeles and the Paris photo fair.
Rainisto’s approach to AI photography, rapidly becoming known as post-photography, emphasizes embracing the imperfections and otherworldliness of the way algorithms envision a prompt. Rainisto’s singular style presents a surreal photo-realistic familiarity steeped in Americana inspired by Robert Frank’s photographic book, The Americans.
Reworld marks Rainisto’s last large-scale collection in 2023, as he is hesitant to saturate the market with his work. Those interested in collecting his pieces can do so through the Dutch auction format. Overall, Fellowship’s Post Photographic Perspectives represents a unique intersection of AI and photography, pushing both technological and artistic boundaries forward.