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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
It's particularly depressing to try and take a flattering photograph (for passport-sized purposes) of oneself. No wonder I feel more comfortable behind the lens.

Why did no-one tell me I look like this...

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jackrivet From: jackrivet Date: January 9th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha Ha Ha.

Why do you think I have all my hair in my face in *my* picture.

A Swedish girl showed me her passport a few months back. Apparently in Sweden it is required that you turn your head three quarters and smile, which makes it look like you and the passport photographer were sharing a private joke.

Swedes are weird.

kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 9th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice :-)
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 9th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hardly taunting. I'm genuinely traumatised here! It's hard enough to write about it, let alone open myself to further public ridicule.

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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 9th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll perhaps sneak some of them onto Flickr later. I've just taken a few more after remembering some lessons from (the first edition of) "How to make ugly people feel good" and am slightly happier about what I see.
echo_echo From: echo_echo Date: January 11th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
See! Hence extreme closeups are pretty traumatic too.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 11th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
boglin From: boglin Date: January 9th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I challenge anyone to beat my passport photograph, which is also on my driving license as I had two of 'em left over, flattering or not. Unfortunately this getting older lark seems to be downhill all the way. Welcome to the club >:P
laurah1893 From: laurah1893 Date: January 9th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure it's not that bad. :)
crm From: crm Date: January 9th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
on the plus side, you just saved yourself £some so its not all bad!
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: January 9th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always look like a serial killer in mine.
furzepig From: furzepig Date: January 10th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
It's still going to be better than mine! (Which will never be seen by anyone other than officials at the airports for fear of giving innocents nightmares) I got mine in a hurry for a fast-track passport in order to fly domestically; no prep or anything. A lovely red-faced monstrosity now resides forever in my passport.

I've yet to see a 'flattering' passport photo. They're just stark uncaring representations of facial features - which is all they need to be, after all.
From: feanelwa Date: January 10th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel your pain; I have to get photos for my provisional driving licence today.
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: January 10th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last time I got some photos done I did it directly after leaving the haridressers, which turned out quite well. Much better than the ones I did whilst commuting, which made me look like I was about to top myself. My favourites are the ones that make me look like a member of the Bader-Meinhoff group.
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