Photographs may serve to capture memories, but thanks to one Photoshop pro, they can also invent new moments that you’re sure to remember. Meet James Fridman, a wizard of the digital age who takes ‘shopping to a whole new level. He’s not airbrushing your pores away or fixing the light in your pictures — rather, he’s creating hilarious new works that are like nothing that you would’ve expected.
— James Fridman (@fjamie013) April 23, 2016
On his website, Fridman invites interested parties to submit photos with their edit requests … want longer legs? You got it. Want to look like you’re in Miami? Cool. But don’t take his word as face value. Or maybe do so, because his extremely literal interpretation of submitters’ wants and needs make for some seriously entertaining results.
— James Fridman (@fjamie013) April 19, 2016
Fridman warns the denizens of the internet not to engage in anything they’re not ready for in his terms and conditions — “Do not submit any personal photos that you do not want to be made public,” he clearly states. Also included in the T&Cs is the following clause, which makes the aforementioned warning all the more important: “I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or image manipulation request.”
— James Fridman (@fjamie013) May 7, 2016
But requests are rolling on in, and the people just can’t get enough. Fridman’s Twitter presence, which includes just 57 tweets, is followed by an impressive 310,000 people. And while his tweets may be few and far between, they’re well worth the wait.
— James Fridman (@fjamie013) April 15, 2016
So if you’re looking for a way to get yourself into a new setting or out of an uncomfortable pose in a photograph, consider sending something Fridman’s way. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.
— James Fridman (@fjamie013) April 5, 2016