Love this thread! There are some amazingly beautiful/thoughtful/creative images in here!
Ed - I don't know why but that photo of you makes me want to give you a hug! Its lovely!
Andrea - I honestly could not love your portrait more! Its so scary (in the hauntingly mysterious sense of the word, not the 'I am going to eat your brains/slash your guts open' kind of way). I looked at it for a really long time.
Its only in the last few years that I have actually started to enjoy doing the odd self portrait. I think there is something kind of liberating about it (like Phil said) now. Maybe its something to do with coming out of awkward teenage years too, and helping to finding out what kind of person I actually consider myself to be in the real world
This one was more just about playing with the film (polaroid fade to black). I needed to shoot something close to hand to test it out and my face happened to be the nearest thing!