Photoshop memes of famous personalities have been entertaining us for quite some time now. Whenever the internet comes across some pictures that are quirky and interesting or to be honest, compelling us to give it hilarious connotations, the netizens just can’t resist. Internet can never get enough of US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and even Yoga guru Ramdev.
Well, Putin-Obama ‘deadstare’ has been the funniest gift the G20 summit has offered. Not to forget the series of photoshop battle we saw in response to Modi-Obama bromance. Also, remember that awkward hug between Modi and French President Hollande at Chandigarh rock garden, well those images are not be forgotten.
But, what if these photo-shoppers decide to troll one of their very own? Well, this is what exactly happened to a US-based photoshop specialist when his friends and fellow photoshop experts gave his one such photo amazing transformations. Pratik Naik, a photo retoucher in the fashion industry, who have worked with renowned fashion photographers and magazines was roasted by his friends.
The great photoshop battle began when his photographer friend John Schell posted a awkward photo of him on his wall and opened a photoshop contest and offered “27 free awkard hugs”. The picture was taken at a Venice beach, where Naik’s girlfriend Bella Kotak was busy in a photoshoot. While Naik was busy managing and overlooking her belongings, Schell joking asked him to pose. Describing what led to his dreamy stare in the photograph, Naik wrote on his blog, “As Bella’s boyfriend (a.k.a. holder of things) I wore her hat and kept a watchful eye on the rest of their belongings. John looked over mid-shoot and saw the humor in the moment and decided to steal a snap. In stride, he asked me to pose so I looked away longingly. Such a gaze to make even Bella jealous of the sun.”
Naik added, “Something felt really wrong at the moment. I knew that sneaky hipster was up to no good. His dastardly good looks swayed me to do it anyway.” His greatest apprehension was that people would troll or slam him for attaching a canon strap to a sony camera, which he agreed as “photographic sin”, but never did he think what followed next. His image got photoshopped over hundred times by his friends. Naik said that he had hoped that the photo would get buried by posts, but “nope”. “My friends” decided to run with it and they began putting me in questionable situations,” his blog post read.
From Titanic poster to Monalisa, Naik’s friends photoshopped his face into everything. The brillant memes gave him a chance to be part of historical paintings to film scenes they got it all covered. And the internet absolutely loved it.
Here are some of the best responses to his picture:
But in all this, we must say Naik is a true sport. He shared his own memes on his blog and wrote, “With about 100 people contributing to my eventual sadness, I figured I would share some of the best ones. I mean, for your entertainment of course. Don’t say I don’t do anything for you!”