“A Swedish artist has been given the go-ahead to use a painted self-portrait as the photo on his driving licence after authorities thought the super-realistic picture came from a camera, not a brush. Fredrik Saeker, 29, wanted to see if his work was good enough to pass for a snapshot, so when his driving license was nearing its renewal date, he printed out and submitted a photo of one of his self-portraits. “I’ve always been interested in painting and in pushing the border between painting and photography,” Saeker told AFP on Wednesday. Saeker said he intentionally chose a painting of himself where he looked “a bit tired and worn”, since he didn’t know anyone who’s happy with how they look on their license.”

Swedish Transport Agency says artist Fredrik Saeker can use painting as driving licence pic