As a professional photographer I always strive to do my best and pride myself on getting the job done and done right. So when it came time to renew my US passport I figured “who better than me” to take the photo? I had an assistant shoot a few photos of me at the end of a shoot and I sent it in. 2 weeks later I get an official notice that my photograph is not good enough for the US Government!
No explanation just REJECTED.
Is it out of focus, wrong size, I’m not pretty enough? No, all that is fine. Turns out the background needs to be “white or off white”.
I have now been accepted once again as a US Citizen (and a photographer).