PHOTO ID

PHOTO ID is a project that investigates the making of photographs for official documents, for example passports and driver's license. The process of making these official photographs are subject to strict regulations. A person's appearance, gesture and the compostion are all confined to specific needs that differ between countries.

For Photo ID I wondered if my appearance would be consistent when different photo studios take my official photograph. All photos displayed are taken on the same day.

The result is a photo serie in which I differ slightly in appearance and gesture. Two other things stand out as well. Both the color of my skin and t-shirt that I am wearing differs in the photographs. Each photographer had a different approach in taking my offcial photograph making it difficult to decide which one represents me the best.