These Dull Passport Photos Are Hiding Hilarious Secrets

Photographer Max Siedentopf has a new project that examines one of the most boring types of photography: the passport photo. “Passport Photos” looks at one of the most mundane and unexciting types of photography.

Heavily restricted and regulated, the official passport photo requirements include that the subject needs to face the camera straight on, needs a clear background without shadow, no fashion covering hair, no glare on glasses, no smile. It seems almost impossible for any kind of self-expression.

The series tries to challenge these official rules by testing all the things you could be doing while you are taking your official document photo.

More: Max Siedentopf, Instagram











































(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Diverse Faces Of Siberia: Beautiful Portraits Of The Indigenous People Of Siberian Region Captured By The Photographer Alexander Khimushin
2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 4
Amazing Portraits Of Louis Coulon And His 11-Foot Beard As A Nest For His Cats
Desertification In Mongolia In Surreal Photographs By Daesung Lee
Fantastic Photographs Of Native Americans In Ceremonial Masks, 1905-1915
Amazing Space Photo of the Antennae Galaxies
114k Instagram Followers Can’t Get Enough Of These Minimalist Everyday-Object Photos By Thai Photographer
Venice Beach Roller Skaters: Cruising The Promenade Of LA's Chillest Neighborhood
13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists
Photo Of The Day: End Of The Year
Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Colombia Summer Lookbook
19th-Century People Have No Clue What To Do With 21st-Century Technology
Humpback Whale Close Encounter Off California Coast
Beautiful Rare Black And White Photographs Of 20 Year Old Norma Jeane Dougherty (Later Marilyn Monroe) On Malibu Beach In 1946
"Eternal Monuments in The Dark": Photograher Captures Brutalist Beauty Of Fragments of The Socialist Era
Beautiful Color Pictures Of Venice From The 1890s
Beautiful 1980s Portraits Capture The Vibrant Residents Of A Single East Berlin Street
Curious Deer Photobombs Baby's Photoshoot and Turns It into a Magical Portrait
Stunning Photos Of The Abandoned Armoured Repair Factory In Kharkiv, Ukraine
A Midnight Walk Through The Neon-Hued Streets Of Asian Cities By Marcus Wendt
Magnificent Portrait Photos Of Hollywood Icons Taken By Douglas Kirkland
Havana Street Produces 12 Sets of Twins
Fantastical New Worlds Created From Realistic Landscapes By Catherine Nelson
Dog Race in Slovenia
Beauty And The Beast: Storm Chaser Captured Stunning Images Of His Wife Poses In Front Of Epic Storms
Gotham 7.5K: A Rare High Altitude Night Flight Above NYC
Keira Knightley for GQ UK, March 2012
African Photographers Kureng Dapel And Rich Allela Bring An African Queen Back To Life
Bloggers Show How Their ‘Ideal’ Instagram Photographs Are Taken
Dutch Impressionist Painter George Hendrik Breitner Took His Camera Onto The Streets Of Amsterdam In The 1890s