Truth be told, since I am so incredibly used to politicians using these pictures of themselves for official purposes in which they are framed to look, I dunno, decisive, or visionary, or determined, or in charge, or looking up att he sky daring to dream of a better tomorrow, I kind of like that both Blair and Cameron for their autobiographies went with what essentially looks like if they went to have their passport photos taken.
You know, you go there, you get the first photo taken, photographer shows it to you.
"Is it fine?"
And inside, you're like, no, it's not fine, it's fucking horrendous, you look like shit and your composure and everything is wrong, and you wouldn't want people to look at you that way, this wouldn't be something you'd put as your profile on facebook, but at the same time you know, that photographer doesn't have all the time in the world, they've got other customers waiting outside, you don't want to be a pain in the ass or a difficult customer, and by God, you don't want them thinking that you are vain or shallow or narcissistic or anything of the sort, so you just go, "It's fine", and they go, "Are you sure?" just to make sure everything really is fine, but now you cannot say "On second thought, no-..." because then you really are a difficult customer, so now you have to fake a little enthusiasm, so you say "Looks good!"
And then you pay for it, and it costs like 20 quids, and even though you have spent more money than that on nights out in the past, this time you can sort of feel it more poignantly, because you don't actually want the photograph in question, and now you're stuck with it for he next ten years until you get a new one, and it's just-...
It makes them seem more human, that's all I'm saying.