Yes, Khloe Kardashian really did bring her own lights for her drivers license photo

Nov 2, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Yes, Khloe Kardashian really did bring her own lights for her drivers license photo

Nov 2, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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For most of us, getting our photo taken for things like a drivers license or passport is something we dread. We know the photos are going to look bad. It’s just the way they are. The lighting is flat, bland, boring, horrible, and definitely doesn’t show us at our best.

When “reality star” Khloe Kardashian had to get her new drivers license, though, she didn’t want that. Oh, no. So, she took Keeping up with the Kardashians lighting director Landon Hosto along with her to get that perfect shot. I know this family’s supposed to be a bit over the top, but even this is pretty ridiculous.

The whole reason she needed a new license was apparently due to changing her name back from Odom to Kardashian after a divorce. And, well, somebody like Khloe isn’t going to settle for light that makes her look… well, like a regular person.

She asked lighting director, Landon Hosto to come along. While stood in front of the background, she asked “Landon, what do you think?”. Naturally his response was “I think you stay right there, I’ll throw the ring around the lens”, proceeding to then raise up a huge ring light. Followed by a photo shoot to get the perfect photo.

And as for how the photo turned out, well, see for yourself…

It reminds me a little of those “hot mugshots“.

I suppose if you can plan ahead, though, and take a whole crew with you, then why not?

Just expect everybody to make fun of you, at least a little bit, if you shoot a behind the scenes video.

[via Some Entertainment]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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33 responses to “Yes, Khloe Kardashian really did bring her own lights for her drivers license photo”

  1. Maggie Davis Avatar
    Maggie Davis

    How stupid. People just let celebs do whatever they want.

    1. Vanitas Foto Avatar
      Vanitas Foto

      Even worst they dedicate press space to publish their stupid antics.

  2. Don Barnard Avatar
    Don Barnard

    this is why I like my drivers licence photo to look more like Nick Noltie’s DUI mugshot… if I look better than the photo on my licence they won’t bother asking for a breathalizer….
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/75491476/NolteMug-tightcrop_400x400.jpg

  3. Fred Stafford Avatar
    Fred Stafford

    KK is an idiot and so is the DMV for allowing this. JMHO

  4. Darren Jenks Avatar
    Darren Jenks

    Giving idiots like this more coverage, just normalises what they are doing. Stop giving them the time on social media, TV etc. and hopefully, their kind will just disappear.

    1. Terence Pereira Avatar
      Terence Pereira

      Unfortunately, these sources of information live off crap like this. The kind of shit people want to read.

    2. Jeff Horton Avatar
      Jeff Horton

      Amen!

    3. Catherine Atkins Avatar
      Catherine Atkins

      They really have had their time..out of reality and out of date. Who gives a shit?

  5. Luigi Ginosa Avatar
    Luigi Ginosa

    Freak

  6. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    I have a couple of comments regarding this… ridiculousness.

    First, how do they even let you bring an entire crew to the DMV?

    Second, how do they let you take a photo for an official document with a low-cut shirt going all the way down to your belly button?

    And third – my drivers license expires soon, I hope they’ll let me take my BFF and the lighting with me, so I don’t look like a drug addict on my license photo for another 10 years. :D

    1. Ryan C Avatar
      Ryan C

      I doubt they have any rules against it (largely because they never considered anyone stupid enough to do it) and just couldn’t be bothered fighting her on it. Its not like it likely caused much disruption. I could see if she wanted to set up stands and a full shoot, but this is a single, handheld, battery powered that they could just walk up and hold up. Its actually pretty clever.

      I don’t think there are any rules about how much “cleavage” is acceptable in an ID photo. The rules just revolve around the image being a realistic reflection of the face. Plus its not like the cleavage is even in the final image since they crop just below the clavicle.

    2. Rob Avatar
      Rob

      Its just more “reality” TV. Everything’s scripted. A producer had a chat with the DMV and set everything up ahead of time. Surprisingly, even the gov’t can be quite cooperative when you are a Hollywood Exec and you approach them ahead of time.

  7. Franco Kailsan Avatar
    Franco Kailsan

    DMV needs to be questioned for this. its not acceptable

  8. Antony Cousens Avatar
    Antony Cousens

    Is this what the kids mean when they say that someone is so “extra”?

    1. Frank Nazario Avatar
      Frank Nazario

      Just think about it for a minute… her kid had makeup, liner and blush plus eye shadow… look at the video again and pause it.

  9. Jeff Ridout Avatar
    Jeff Ridout

    Off with her head

  10. Curtis Sparks Avatar
    Curtis Sparks

    I did the same, retouched my own passport photo, what’s the big deal

  11. Vanitas Foto Avatar
    Vanitas Foto

    She got what she wanted now that the story has gone viral… And you are helping her… she did this stunt to be in the news outlets everywhere.

    The least you can do is not give them coverage as publicising this BS empowers her and the “celebrities” like her to do more over the top stuff…

    And the DMV should take action against her for this kind of BS…

  12. Tudor Pantelimonescu Avatar
    Tudor Pantelimonescu

    Probably Led light because Tungsten Lights heats up and melt the plastic :)))))))))))))))

    1. Jia Chen Lu Avatar
      Jia Chen Lu

      How would they have a circular tungsten light like that?

      1. Frank Nazario Avatar
        Frank Nazario

        small halogens bulbs in paralell…if you do a ring like that the light would be stunning!!!!!

  13. Inno Jimmy Ciorra Avatar
    Inno Jimmy Ciorra

    This is proof we are doomed

  14. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    She forgot to bring the custom paper bag to put over her head.

  15. Alexander L. Harris Avatar
    Alexander L. Harris

    Wasn’t someone allowed to use a photorealistic painting as their passport photo recently?

    And after all that effort you know this is still going to look like crap because of the way licenses are usually printed.

  16. Carol Nero Avatar
    Carol Nero

    Why would you give these arrogant turds any press???

    1. Dan Groves Avatar
      Dan Groves

      Sadly, because people lap it up.
      If *some* people didn’t get into this and follow it, then this stunt would have instead have been listed in a Darwin Awards type email.

  17. Kajan Johnson Avatar
    Kajan Johnson

    LMAO america and their cancerous toxic celebrity

  18. Kim Jackson Avatar
    Kim Jackson

    Pathetic

  19. Linda Cook Wall Avatar
    Linda Cook Wall

    Narcissist!

  20. Robin van den Bee Avatar
    Robin van den Bee

    Completely brain dead

  21. Uncle Bro Avatar
    Uncle Bro

    My niece tried to be like the kardashians and ended up addicted to every drug in the book and became an alcoholic. She became homeless and dated a POS that physically and mentally abused her. She was in some reeeeaally bad shape. A month before her 18th birthday reality hit her in the face like a ton of bricks and she admitted herself to a rehab facility. She seems to be doing okay now but old habits die hard. the kardashians are a cancer on society.

  22. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
    Arthur_P_Dent

    And when I got my license in Washington, the DMV made me take off my glasses, even though my license says I have to wear glasses.

  23. CSailfish Avatar
    CSailfish

    I agree with the majority of the comments. As a professional beauty photographer with more than 40 years in the business I would have a. not gotten involved with her in the first place and b. For someone more deserving used an Arri LED SkyPanel as a mainlight which would have given more contrast than the flat ringlight IMHO.