Regenerating New Versions of Images: A Journey of Creativity and Inspiration

Exploring the Art of Prompting and Editing in the Digital Age

As a developer and photographer, I have always been excited about exploring new ways to blend technology and creativity. Recently, I came across an article that got me thinking about a whole new approach to generating images. The quote that particularly caught my attention was:

“Copilot has dramatically accelerated my coding, it’s hard to imagine going back to ‘manual coding’. Still learning to use it but it already writes ~80% of my code, ~80% accuracy. I don’t even really code, I prompt. & edit.” [1]

This got me wondering if a similar approach could be applied to the images I create. What if I could use my own images to regenerate new versions, all while maintaining the essence of the originals? I already use these tools to help me in coding – so why not?

This is the story of my creative journey and how I leveraged the power of prompting and editing to breathe new life into my photographs.

Selecting the Images:

To start this adventure, I decided to pick two images from my side project website, The first one was a photo of a blurry green grass yard, an image that captured the essence of nature in an urban setting. The second was a stunning shot of the Chicago skyline, showcasing the architectural marvels of the Windy City.

Choosing the Prompts:

The next challenge was to come up with prompts that would work well with the two chosen images. This process involved a lot of introspection and a deep understanding of the images themselves. I wanted the prompts to not only bring out the best in the images, but also to trigger a sense of curiosity and wonder in the viewers’ minds.

For the blurry green grass yard, I decided to focus on the concept of nature reclaiming urban spaces. This idea provided an interesting contrast between the organic and the man-made, allowing me to experiment with various visual elements.

For the Chicago skyline, I aimed to accentuate the grandeur of the city while adding a touch of surrealism. I wanted the viewers to feel as if they were witnessing a familiar sight, but with a twist that made them question their perception of reality.

The Creative Process:

With the prompts in place, I set out to regenerate new versions of the images. The creative process was both exhilarating and challenging. It was important to strike a balance between staying true to the original photographs and infusing them with a fresh perspective.

For the blurry green grass yard, I experimented with different textures, colors, and forms to create a series of images that portrayed the harmonious coexistence of nature and urban environments. The regenerated images (Image 1-3) displayed a fascinating interplay of light and shadows, invoking a sense of serenity and wonder.

For the Chicago skyline, I used the prompts to manipulate the architectural structures and integrate them with dreamlike elements. The regenerated images (Image 4-6) showcased the city’s iconic landmarks in a new light, as if they were part of an alternate universe where the boundaries between reality and fantasy were blurred.


This journey of using my own images to regenerate new versions has been an incredible experience.

By embracing the power of prompting and editing, I was able to push the boundaries of my creativity and produce images that were both captivating and thought-provoking. It’s a testament to the endless possibilities that technology and human imagination can achieve when combined.

The future is bright, and I am excited to see where this creative adventure takes me next.