Lots of people wish their favorite photographs looked just a little bit different. Assuming they can't figure out how to use airbrushing/editing software themselves, these novices tend to reach out to popular digital editors for help.
Enter James Fridman, who has become notorious for his hilarious literal interpretations of ridiculous client requests. We could describe it to you, but why not just look for yourself instead -- here are 50 of his finest works!
For most of these, reading the requests from the 'patients', as it were, is important.
The theme for these photo edits is: "Be careful what you wish for."
...but why stand in front of a caution sign in the first place?
What was she really hoping for, though?
Prudes get screwed!
Inbreeding. Don't do it.
Everything's better with chocolate!
Read her request -- she asked the king of mocking not to mock her. #Dumb
"SomeBODY ONCE TOLD ME..."
[insert evil Bert and Ernie caption here]
What's wrong with holding hands with your friend?
Way, way more young.
Because it's a fan. Which keeps things cool...get it?
Going to need some burn cream for that...damnit, ruined the joke!
The family that wears terrible pants together, stays together.
Well, that's one way to do it.
For the record, we agree with Jamie on this one. That kid is the real MVP.
Did the song immediately start playing in your head too?
This may be our favorite so far.
This is NOT how you become an Instagram model.
Honestly, he should have just cut her out of the picture entirely.
Somehow this is less creepy than an open-eyed kiss.
In case you've just been laughing and not really paying attention, these are so funny because Fridman is actually REALLY good with Photoshop. This is a great example.
A detail not to be overlooked: the zip-up binder under his left arm.
This looks like a scene from "The Ring".
Jamie is basically an evil genie granting bad wishes.
Best caption from Fridman so far, no doubt.
To be honest, we missed why this was funny at first because it is so seamless.
The pacifier was a nice touch.
He made the guy disappear but made the woman multiply.
'Big Head Mode' used to be the best video game cheat code back in the day!
Richard is the longform of "Rich," but it is also longform for "Dick," so this would have worked for either request.
The ex-girlfriend who made this request can have one of two reactions to this photoshop: tears, or becoming the woman on the right.
Get on my level!
This one's not as much fun because the request seemed so genuine. Poor guy.
In some cultures, she would be considered a goddess. Or a carnival attraction.
Geese are mean as f**k. Keep your distance.
The goatee-hair swap feels so gross and wrong.
It's hard to make a parody Photoshop job politically relevant, but he pulled it off nicely here. That headline would make a lot of people smile.
And now you have to pay a hefty fine for littering.
That plastic bird got more action than her date, we reckon.
Bubbles mean trouble.
(Writer's Note: I just came up with that rhyme. That's not in a rap, is it? I'm copywriting it immediately. Look for my EP on Soundcloud soon).
This definitely qualifies as more epic.
The square head works for Spongebob, but it is not doing her any favors.
Waldo might be mixed in there somewhere, too.
Read the shirt.
He just saved them a lot of money on invisibility cloaks.