I finally got my passport photo taken and I am not at all happy with the results. After years of bad pictures, I know that I'm not particularly photogenic. If I do not smile for the camera, my chance of having a good looking picture is practically zero. Since the last time I had my passport photo taken, things have changed much. For security reasons, all passport photos must now satisfy some strict criteria. This is what was posted:
- neutral facial expression
- no glasses
- no hair accessories
- no white shirts
I don't know, I'm sure there must be loads of reasons to justify these requirements but they seem quite ridiculous to me. The neutral facial expression requirement particularly rubs me the wrong way. I think we'll soon end up with a nation of citizens with passport photos looking pissed off and bored.