Actually it's the absolute truth that I have started taking self-portraits because very few people accepted to be photographed by me and I wanted to study the various effects of portraiture, settings, and lights and so on. I was a good model I think, because I did exactly all what my photographer expected from me…being the same person made things easier.
I have not gained any particular talent for portraiture, but I have at least learnt something directly from my experience.
I think it's time to change subject, for this reason I won't post any further self-portrait anymore.
It won't be any dramatic loss….
The matter is that I really dislike the idea to use my own humble image without any purpose and I deeply hope to never give the impression to show off. Also because, frankly speaking, there is not that much to show.
I'm a middle aged common person and I pay more attention to keep my brain in good conditions rather than getting worried about wrinkles.
With the overdose of social networks it seems people have been caught by a kind of frenzy to appear and to show themselves, without wondering if it can really interest anyone.
It's seems that now is extremely fashionable and trendy to take snapshot of oneself which are called 'selfies'. It's a kind of viral habit spread at all social levels.
I remember the archetype of selfie, I have seen in not suspected time. It was in a film by Ridley Scott, called "Thelma and Louise". It was in 1991. The photo of themselves which Thelma and Louise take with a Polaroid camera (no smartphones yet in that lucky age) became iconic even more than the first appearance in the film of a very young Brad Pitt. After that, all selfies are only a pale reiteration.
I won't join the chorus. There are better subjects of photography.