Generative Art of Fortaleza, Brazil, an Experiment on Digital Imagery

Because The Future is Now.

Regia Marinho


“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” — Destin Sparks.

Generative art is a type of abstract art that relies on algorithms to create the final product.

The artist provides the program with parameters (an aerial photo, and others inputs), for the piece and then lets it run, creating variations on the theme.

This is a photo of the city of Fortaleza.

It was taken at 2 AM from above. The city was seen at 36,000 feet, in a plane coming from England to Guarulhos, SP.

Aerial photo by a co-pilot.

Aerial photo by a LATAM co-pilot.

Fortaleza is a city in Northeast Brazil.

“Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.” — Ansel Adams.

Fortaleza is the capital of Ceará in Brazil and is located on the Atlantic coast.

Fortaleza has a population of over 2 million people who speak Portuguese and it’s one of the most important tourist destinations in Brazil.

Fortaleza was founded by Portuguese colonists in 1637, but it was not until 1721 that it became an official town. The city’s name comes from a combination of words: “forte” meaning strong, “Aldeia” meaning village, and thus Fortaleza means strong village.

It is also the most populous city in the Northeastern Region.

These are generative art from the above aerial photo taken by a LATAM pilot.


Generative art.

Fortaleza, aerial photo during the night I. 2022. Photo + Bot + author.

Fortaleza, aerial photo during the night I. 2022. Photo + Bot + author.

Aerial photography has been around for a while, but it was only recently that it became possible to create generative art from them.



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.