I took this self-portrait as part of my Self-Portrait Challenge a few years ago. The idea behind the challenge was to take a series of creative self-portraits that would push my creativity and skills as a photographer. It isn’t easy to be both photographer and subject when you are using a manual focus camera. Unfortunately, many of the self-portraits I made did not live up to my vision. But I learned a lot in the process and I hope to take up the challenge again one day. The theme for this photo, #3 on the challenge list, was Formal.