All that glitters is not gold, or is it?
As I write this Hannah, my daughter has just walked in and is immediately incensed by my questions of provenance, as she puts it “the computer has created the images not you, they are already there, you’r just finding it dad, anyone can do it.”
Is that the fundamental point? “anyone can do it”
Am I like a miner or metal detectorists? Scratching the surface to reveal a mishmash of merged images, the finished render as a final computational picture. So does that process in and of itself make it legitimate? There is a certain skill to creating prompts and descriptions after all, like the guy in the field that has a certain skill with his beeping contraption, trying to find the ancient coins, don’t I also have some claim over the treasure?
According to the software company I created them with, I have copyright control, so I can actually sell them as unique works of art under my name… but should I?
What should I do with them if not sell them as original prints?