Over the years on this blog and most recently a week or so ago I’ve posted about the appeal of trying my hand at self portraits. I know a couple of photographers personally who’ve done it and have seen some stunning examples online over the years.

The idea is equal parts intriguing and terrifying. This afternoon I had done some headshots for a friend and decided to attempt the first idea that I had. There’s no doubt there will be trials and errors in this process and I won’t like all the outcomes. The most daunting part of the project is that I generally don’t like photos of myself. That may come as a surprise given how many nude selfies I post on Instagram, but it’s true.

That is part of the appeal of doing a whole heap of self portraits. Will I make peace with my ageing face and body? Who knows? it’s going to be an interesting ride that’s for sure.