Whether it is a six-pack, the glutes of Kim Kardashian or a teleporting request, no task is too big for the man behind the latest Photoshop trend – but followers might not like the results.
James Fridman has turned the art of manipulating photos on its head by turning people’s unrealistic requests into comedy pictures.
On his Twitter feed, @fjamie013, which has more than 45,000 followers, the designer invites people to send him their photos with the warning: ‘Do not submit any personal photos that you do not want to be made public.’
Unrealistic expectations: Designer James Fridman mocks people’s unrealistic body expectations by manipulating their images
‘No problem’: James responds to people’s requests to change their pictures with dry humour
Satire: When asked to ‘make the boobies bigger’ on this picture by the man, pictured above with and without breasts, he found he was the brunt of the joke in James’s reply
He then edits them – usually at the expense of the person featured – to create a satirical look at narcissistic behavior.
A common request is for beach pictures to be ‘improved’ by accentuating different parts of the body but these people may have got more than they bargained for.
A woman who requested he ‘make my booty bigggerrr, kim k style [sic]’ blown up like a huge balloon.
Another, who asked for her legs to be made longer, found herself stretched to comedic proportions.
Extreme: James started posting the images a few days ago but already has more than 45,000 Twitter followers
Cutting: When one woman, pictured topless above, asked for the ‘ugly creature’ to be removed, he sent her back her picture with only the cat remaining
One man, pictured with a pouting woman on a beach, requested he ‘fix that ironing board’ with enlarged breasts,found he was made the brunt of the joke.
The picture that came back showed himself with added breasts and a pink bikini top.
When a woman, referred to only as ‘SusannaT’, pictured with her father in the sea, writes in asking if he could ‘make my dad look the other way, cos it’s a bit awkward [sic]’ he replies saying ‘Sure’ with a picture of her father’s head twisted a ridiculous 180 degrees.
A woman wrote in with a provocative picture of herself in only knickers and socks with a cat saying ‘Hey Jamsie, my friend took this pic of me but that ugly creature spoiled it’ he replies with the same photo but with the woman removed.
Mirror selfies: Many of the pictures featured appear to have been taken in the bathroom, such as this boy, pictured with and without bread rolls on his stomach above
Vanished: The pictures, such as this one above of a man in trunks, mocks society’s narcissism
Another popular theme is mirror selfies.
A boy tweeted him with a Snapchat photo that reads ‘This weed iz dank [sic]’ and a request to ‘giv me some abs so i can get the gurlss [sic]’.
The picture he is sent back shows a six-pack of bread rolls taped to his stomach.
Another man, who sent James a picture of himself in pink trunks asking to be cut out ‘and send to Miami beach with some hot girls’ perhaps was not expecting the empty bathroom picture he got back.
A woman who requested ‘a tattoo of an angle with little wings’ on her stomach had her picture manipulated with huge markings on her body.
Inked: One woman, pictured above in a bikini, requested a tattoo of ‘an angle with little wings’
Some of his pictures have a more serious tone.
When a young-looking girl sent a picture of herself requesting ‘please make my hair blonde and lips a little bigger I’m trying to go for a Kardashian look’ he sent her back an unchanged picture.
James’s response read: ‘You are beautiful. No need to go for a Kardashian look.’
When Andrei from Russia wrote in saying: ‘Lie on the beach here in Russia but I would like to lay in America’ James responded with an image of him lying in a carpark outside Walmart with the message: ‘Welcome to America.’
‘Beautiful’: One girl, pictured above, was sent her picture back unchanged after revealing that she was ‘trying to go for a Kardashian look’. ‘No need,’ James said in response
American dream: A Russian man called Andrei, pictured above in Russia and ‘outside Walmart’, asked James to be taken to the US