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I think that we can all agree that one of the worst experiences you can have with a camera is having your driver's license photo taken at the DMV.
Not only is the usual wait at the DMV impossibly long, but after all that time, you usually get a photo that looks more like you're a serial killer than your usual, beautiful self.
That's why Jono Zalay is a champion for the people...
Licenced Driver Cometh... pic.twitter.com/9SSNc8AhGj— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) January 23, 2018
Jono and his family have a tradition - they create elaborate characters for each iteration of their driver's license photo.
The one shown above is just the latest in a very long - and very funny - line of awesome driver's license photos that Jono has managed to collect over the years.
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I have had several over the last couple decades and states... pic.twitter.com/uer0u7B9jn— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) January 10, 2018
As you can see, Jono's creativity is quite unbound. It's difficult to imagine how he gets away with this every time.
And don't think that these characters aren't well thought out beforehand, either.
Phase 666 (final phase): Not just a prodigy, I'm THE PRODIGY. pic.twitter.com/y51CYxY5vW— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) January 10, 2018
Jono shared a series of tweets that showed the process he had to undergo for his latest driver's license photo gem.
It was a lot of haircutting, hair coloring, hair styling, and, as you can see above, getting the facial jewelry and the facial expression down pat.
When processing my paperwork, the DMV employee comments, "well you're gonna need a new photo, you look nothing like your last California ID." She is referring to this one: pic.twitter.com/OPurD2W80Z— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) January 10, 2018
Of course, since his new look was far from his old one (shown above), the DMV worker told him that he'd need a new driver's license photo.
As noted earlier, Jono's family is involved in the fun as well, which started with his dad in the 1970s.
My family has a tradition of being officially documented as by the government as characters, because they don't know we're not those people. My dad started this tradition in the 70s. Here is my brother's latest: pic.twitter.com/gtcYbgdTt3— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) January 10, 2018
Perhaps to honor when it all started, Jono's brother went with a 70s vibe in his latest license photo, shown above.
Not everyone can pull off a stunt like this each time they get their driver's license photo taken. But knowing that this guy is having so much fun at the DMV at least makes the suffering of getting a new license photo taken a little easier!