London-based visual artist Max Siedontopf’s latest series depicts what lies beyond the frames of a passport photo. Inspired by ridiculous restraints on the small image (no smile, glasses, or anything interesting), he created an alternate reality for these regulation passport images.
From shoulders up, the recreated images are what anyone expected from a regular passport image- rigid, straight-faced, and serious. From the shoulders below however, is where the fun and chaos begun. Siedentopf had people balance wine glasses on their arms, and some were taped to the wall.
image credit: Max Siedontopf via Colossal