A priest squinting at the sun.

Priests and their church

After decades, I recently had the opportunity to revisit the church of my baptism. I was invited by a priest named Per, whom I’d met a week earlier in another part of the Scania region. He mentioned that he worked there and that I could visit when he was at the church once a week.

Upon arriving, I was warmly greeted by Per and his colleagues who gave me a tour of the church and its picturesque surroundings. Regrettably, I forgot to take photos during my visit. Back home, I pondered how to express my gratitude to Per and his church.

The idea of creating an AI-generated “photograph” of a priest and his church struck me. Despite several attempts and refining the prompts, the AI-generated photos failed to resemble either Per or the church.

In the end, I opted for a prompted illustration – a “hand-drawn” priest squinting at the sun. This proved to be a better solution than searching for an AI-generated lookalike priest. I sent Per the image, which featured a priest with a vague resemblance to him, standing in front of an entirely different church.

What follows is a series of redundant AI-generated images of priests and their churches.






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