40 Street Photos From 4,000 Years of Time Travel – Trapped in Customs

I have a pretty interesting idea for a bunch of AI creations. I was working on some of my Great Wall of China photos, and I thought, gosh, this would be an interesting place to time travel and take photos! But then I thought, hey can I also go back to ancient Japan, Moscow in the 50s, Iran in the 70s (before Sharia law required women to cover their shameful and sinful bodies), India in the 1800s- and, all the way back. to Cairo in 2000BC, etc. Anyway, that’s the origin of this idea.

I do all sorts of locations and timelines. I also use different camera parameters, different lenses, different camera settings, all of which you can set in AI. I am very pleased with the result!

Before I share these new AI creations, maybe you want to take a look at some of my latest thematic AI creations. Enjoy!

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– 20 Entities I Met And Inspired From The Reality Of The DMT
– 27 tribes from remote villages in Papua New Guinea that people have never met
– 31 Burning Man art installations in Burning Man that don’t exist

BTW, I started a new Instagram AI account @Trairatcliff so I can stick to my main Instagram more with traditional photography. Be one of the first to join! And tell your friends, but only the cool ones… not the energy vampire friends you want to get rid of. 🙂


Sample Request

I’m using Midjourney version 4 for this. This is a command line interface via Discord to communicate with AI:

“1880s street photography in London, 40mm, Highly Detailed Professional Photography –v 4 –ar 3:2”

Here are 40 “Street Photos” below – I’ve added text to each one so you can see the time period and location. I usually don’t add text because I’m a bit lazy, so enjoy! 🙂

There are also lots of little things to notice if you pay close attention. I was really impressed with the way the clothes fell and “wrinkled” around the body…among countless other details.

(All captions above photos) – Women in 1950s Moscow

People outside a cafe in 1820 Tokyo

London in the 1880’s

Man contemplates life in early 1900s Moscow

Rome in 50 BC

Kyoto in the late 1600’s

Tehran in 1975

Jerusalem in 100AD

Los Angeles in 1985

San Francisco in the 70’s

Austin in 1910

Delhi in 1930

The Great Wall in 1200

Edinburgh in 1940

Osaka in 1810

L.A. in 1978

San Francisco in 1960

Chengdu in 1940

London in 1890

Mumbai in 1975

Cairo in 2000 BC

Sydney in 1975 (looks almost the same today)

Beijing in 1965

Petersburg in 1965

Tokyo in 1955

Beijing in 1920

Los Angeles in 1951

London in 1860

Tokyo in 1935

Los Angeles in 1943

London in 1880

Tokyo in 1850

Chicago in 1930

Okinawa in 1910

Rome in 200 BC

Queenstown, New Zealand in 2050

Osaka in 1960

London 1870

San Francisco in 1959

Chicago in 1965

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