Shopped or not, I've not seen much pics of many pro BBs looking that good.
Okay, but this is totally not what I said. Others said the pictures were photoshopped, to which you responded by claiming that his wardrobe and the lighting are the reason for his "new waist." You then changed your point to something akin to, "He looks great regardless and you guys are being negative for no reason," which I think is ridiculous. This is professional bodybuilding and while photographic technique can very much enhance someone's physical strengths, noticeably altering photos is still a sketchy practice. Maybe next year they'll judge the Olympia contest by seeing who looks best with a shopped stomach, eliminating all need for those tiring callouts that so plague the sport.
Guys, he's wearing black tiny trunks. That makes the illusion of his waist being smaller. Also, pics were took with great lightning, shadows being placed to enhace Jay's width and to hide his big waist.
He looks at of this world.
Nope its photoshopped, his waist genetics are different in each picture and in the picture with the tiles you can see the tiles in the backround that are around his waist have a slight curve which can be an indication of "liquify"
still really impressive
"Yeah I grunt when I get my swole at the gym. So everyone can see how jacked and tan I am." -Brucie Kibbutz
He sells those pictures...get use to it. 90% of the Posters and shit those guys sell are PS'ed
Just like any other ad or article you see in magazines. Models are ps'ed all the time
I was listening to a former magazine editor talk about body image. People were complaining about female models being PS'd and creating unrealistic beauty. He mentioned that men were also PS'd in all of the men's and BBing/fitness mags. He also pointed out that the models are also wearing makeup, have the right lighting, have dieted down specifically for the shoot, are often dehydrated, haven't eaten for the last day (so no protruding gut), etc, etc, etc. What is presented in magazines is usually so far from realistic that PSing is really just the next step.
Not my point...but I think its standard practice these days isn't it?
It's common, but not to this extent. It's rare to see any bodybuilder's, let alone Mr. Olympia's obliques completely shaved off. Besides, accentuating shadow/light for emphasis is one thing, making obvious changes to the structure of the sport's biggest ambassador is another.