If we're going to do much with a photo, I would want to use a more formal one and a plain background. The one we used for Hussain he was in a suit and tie and it came out pretty well.
I really don't know of anything happening re designing new material. I need to chase up a few designers we have.
Cybertao on trademe has had a go at improving the photo for me. I found this very funny. I think I'm supposed to be offended, but I really expected this sort of thing to happen when I decided to stand..