Why make a self-portrait?
A self-portrait is an exploration of your face, body and personality.
A self-portrait is an historical record of the person that made it, left behind for posterity.
A self-portrait can be a visual journal documenting something that is happening or has happened in your life.
A self-portrait is a demonstration of style and skill to show to prospective clients.
A self-portrait can be a way to experiment with pose and technique using a readily available model.