Eminem isn’t exactly the friendliest music star out there. Ever since the 1999 release of The Slim Shady LP made him famous, the rapper has been known for his “angry” persona. Whether it’s his volatile relationships with his mother, and the mother of his child Hallie Jade Scott Mathers, or his many well-publicized disses directed at politicians and celebrities, you wouldn’t think of him as a cuddly guy.
Which is why it’s so jarring to see Slim Shady with a full-blown smile. You almost never see him smiling in real life. Which is why why Facebook user Mike Brown decided to change that.
“I have always manipulated faces, it’s just funny to me,” Brown told Bored Panda. And since Eminem rarely cracks a smile, he makes for a perfect subject. Brown’s process begins with an app that finds similar photos that make the photo edit easier. Then he does a “first pass” in Photoshop, and adds several layers to make the picture look more real. Whether you’re fan of the 8 Mile star, or you just enjoy eerie Internet nonsense that bumps up against the Uncanny Valley, you’ll love Mike Brown’s work. (via Bored Panda)
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