Just how important are ID photos? I mean, are they really supposed to look like the bearer? Or, are you supposed to look like your photo?

So, just to check the system, wear a wig, or iPod earbuds, or something distracting, next time you have to get an ID photo taken….


  1. kayak woman says:

    The last time I actually had to go *in* to the Secretary of State to get my license, the temperature was hovering around 0 (F) and I was wearing my ski band in the photo. I have had the occasional person question my identity but never any serious problems about it. I guess I don’t look much like a thief or bamboozler or whatever.

  2. Robert & Mary Jo says:

    So who is he, or are you going to leave us in suspense? Do we have to be on the lookout for an escaped criminal, or am I jumping to an unwarranted conclusion based on unconscious prejudice against long haired hippy types.