I recently noticed that my passport had expired, so I’m now in the process of having it renewed. Because I don’t drive, a passport is often the most convenient way to prove my identity.
This means that I can finally get rid of my old passport picture, which could, I’ve always thought, easily be entered into a gallery of the world’s worst passport photographs. For a start, my hair was way overdue for a trim back then in 1999, and things were far too hectic to do anything about it.
I offer you a scan of the offending picture. If you’ve got one that’s even less complimentary, you may link to it in the comments.
The new one – to damn it with faint praise – is better.
(There is a website worstpassportphotos.com, by the way, but the copyright notice says 2008 and it’s still under construction, so I wouldn’t count on it ever being constructed.)