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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Urgent Passport Photo

We would all look much more dashing in our passport or other ID photos if we could pose like this:

The "model" is Akshay Kumar, for non-Bollywood fans he's a famous actor, and probably completely unaware that he's being used to advertise passport photo services.    Image theft is terribly common and I went to the bother of getting a copy of the original from a website which offered free downloads.  I'm confused whether I stole the image or not.

I'm also not sure whether I've broken any copyright laws by taking a picture of a stolen picture but I would dearly love to pose for official identification pictures in shades, with my collar up and a fabulous fake background.


Indrani said...

Yes photo theft is so common as if it is free for all.

Anonymous said...

You said it. By now I am used to the funny looks I get because of my passport photo. At best it makes me look homeless, sick, destitute and worse, badly hungover.Wish could use really Instagram worthy photoshopped pics. That would have been fun.

amasc said...

I feel your pain. My absolute worst one is my Indian work visa. I look like a gargoyle because it was taken from a camera held at desk level and pointed up my nostrils. No one is flattered by that angle!