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World’s ‘First Computer-Generated Model’ Takes Internet by Storm
The world of fashion is always looking ahead to the future for the latest innovations and avant garde ideas.
Celebrity photographer Cameron-James Wilson has created a digital persona called Shudu Gram, which he has dubbed as the world’s first digital supermodel, according to the Independent.
Although the 28-year-old British photographer based in London made an Instagram account for Shudu in April last year, he only recently revealed she was entirely computer- generated.
After Rihanna’s cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty, shared a photo of Shudu on their Instagram account that showed her wearing
Shudu currently has 40,500 followers on Instagram, ever since her Instagram account was first created by Wilson in April last year.
Rihanna’s cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty, even shared a photo of Shudu on their Instagram account that shows her wearing a shade of the makeup line’s lipstick.
Wilson is a 28-year-old British photographer based in London. He’s spent the last years working within the fashion sector and has made a name for himself as a beauty, fashion and celebrity photographer.
The successful photographer taught himself how to create three-dimensional art online, which is how Shudu was conceived.
Wilson who has made a name for himself as a beauty, fashion and celebrity photographer taught himself how to create three-dimensional art online, which is how Shudu was created.
Speaking to journalist Isiuwa Igodan, Wilson said he has always enjoyed drawing women and that Shudu initially began as a creative project without any ‘purpose’. He said the model is an embodiment of all of his passions.
“The point is really that I’m doing something I love,” he said. “I love technology, Sci-fi films, gaming, CGI movies like Final Fantasy, Shudu is just everything I’m passionate about brought together. She embodies the best parts of the things that inspire me,” the 28-year-old added.
While Wilson’s beautiful creation undoubtedly showcases his talent, some have questioned the ethics of designing a digital model with darker skin, as opposed to photographing a black model in real life.
A white photographer figured out a way to profit off of black women without ever having to pay one, one person wrote on Twitter.
Now pls, tell me how our economic system is in no way built on and quite frankly reliant on racism and misogyny.
This is problematic. Instead of hiring a black model, the photographer created one, another person remarked.