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For those of you who think that Bloomberg’s 375 square foot micro-apartments are small, these must seem absolutely miniscule. Smaller than a typical McMansion bathroom, Hong Kong’s “cubicle apartments” are called home by over 100,000 residents, with many sharing the space with family.
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Photo Manipulation by Laurent Chéhère
Imgur user samuelorsaumell has developed a series of photo manipulations under the apt title Celebrity Photoshop Bobbleheads that features some of today’s most prominent stars as disproportionate people with abnormally giant heads. Like a set of wobbly-headed figurines that furnish many desks, these re-imagined celebrities are cartoonish in their warped proportions yet oddly believable due to the artist’s skilled abilities.
From leading ladies like Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence to scene-stealing men like Will Ferrell and Michael C. Hall, the series presents a fully rounded collection of unnaturally large famous faces on comparably small bodies. The digital artist shared these life-size bobblehead images on reddit where it was met with a flood of attention and praise for his clean craftsmanship.
The photo manipulator explains his process: “It’s actually pretty simple, most of these images are ~5 min jobs. The process is mostly just: 1) Copy the head onto a new layer. 2) Reduce background to 65% size (that’s the value I was using anyway) 3) Puppet warp the base of the neck/hair to get it to match with the shrunk background as much as possible. 4) Mask away (with a soft brush) the edges of the head layer to make it consistent with the shrunk background.”