As you can probably tell by his regular JustUsBoys forum handle (Horny4JaredPadalecki), the Photoshop faker known as Sol definitely has favorite subjects. But since they are the likes of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, we don’t mind so much…
I always invite the artist to submit an artists statement about their process and inspiration so the quotes that follow are taken from a statement from Sol…
Back in the late 90′s, as a “young, hormone driven gay man, with a new found porn toy, aka, the internet”, Sol was bombarded with images of female celebrity nudes, but found that there wasn’t much in the area of free male fakes. So he took it upon himself to come up with something passable. Discovering Photoshop by sheer accident, it’s toolset opened a whole new set of doors that the OCD perfectionist within could warp to his advantage. Since, this was driven by his own needs to see these images, the manips created were for celebs he found appealing. Celebs, he wanted to see naked, inspired by the “pure hotness in a male actor.”
Around 2 years ago he came across a manipulating group on Yahoo that did what he did… Erotic photomanipulations of Male Celebrities. They even have competitions. all for fun of course. That group has evolved into a restricted fraternity group over at Live Journal. Their challenges evoke more than just head swapping. (The first Winchesters pic at Sexy Sam/Dean Photo Manipulations are a prefect example of the kind of manipulations showcased there). That group has pushed Sol into “thinking outside the head swapping box” and looking for new ways to get the Celebs to do what they already do in his head.
Sol is unapologetic about his “overflow of Supernatural manipulations.” But Like I said, I certainly don’t fault him for his tastes.
I can’t seem to bring myself to apologize for that, I fell in love with Jared and couldn’t help but play and play and play with him, eventually bringing in Jensen to play along as well. Jared and Jensen just seemed to be the flavor of the moment for me. But if you’ve seen my flicker account, I do have other tastes as well. lol.
Sol has been active in the MaleCelebFakes threads since January 2007, but it took me awhile to amass enough variety for a gallery due to his crush on the Supernaturally sexy Winchester brothers. He’s on a short list of talented photomanipulaters whose work I patiently collect until I have a wide enough selection to fill an archive gallery.
He has a liveJournal page. And a Flickr page. If you become a contact, you’ll be able to view his Flickr gallery…
via JustUsBoys, Horny4JaredPadalecki
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