OPULENCIA Collection

OPULENCIA Collection

The OPULENCIA Collection captures the transformative journey of artificial intelligence, paralleling the evolution of previous groundbreaking technologies such as the Internet and computers. Today’s AI landscape is marked by significant public anxiety, contrasting with the skepticism that greeted the Internet in the 1990s.

According to Stanford's AI Index report, only 10% of U.S. adults are "more excited than concerned" about AI, while a striking 52% express greater concern, reflecting a steep rise in apprehension over recent years.

This heightened anxiety is reminiscent of the 1960s computer phobia, driven by fears of job displacement, societal control, and big tech dominance. Just as computers eventually gained acceptance through improved use cases and integration into daily life, AI is poised to undergo a similar transformation.

The pivotal moment came with WWDC24, where the introduction of "Apple Intelligence" marked AI’s deep integration into the consumer ecosystem, demonstrating how AI will soon be an inseparable part of our lives.

The OPULENCIA Collection embodies this historical narrative, showcasing how AI, like its technological predecessors, will eventually weave into the fabric of our daily lives. Through this collection, we explore the boundless opportunities and innovations that AI brings to the world of art, anticipating a future where fear transforms into fascination and creativity flourishes in new dimensions.

The AI Collection is an evocative blend of past, present, and future, captured through the lens of ultra-luxury brand aesthetics from the 1950s. Shot on a Hasselblad CM 500 with Velvia film, this series is a persiflage on the world dominated by superficial Instagram perfection, while simultaneously paying homage to the elegant aesthetics of the 50s, infused with a futuristic twist.

Drawing inspiration from high-end lifestyle brands and sports, OPULENCIA explores the intersection of opulence and adventure. Each image in this series exudes a sense of refined luxury and dynamic activity, set against meticulously crafted backgrounds that reflect the timeless allure of mid-century design.