I always photograph for myself. Having said that a portrait should be shot in a way flattering to the subject. In my small home photography studio this is important. As my photography grows so does my desire to make more edgy images and more striking photographs. With this I'm more often using myself as the subject. I must be the model as well as photographer. The best images can happen out of the blue captured in a flash with very little preperation. This is a fundamental way to build a style.