I'm not sure what motivated me to take my first self-portrait. I remember buying a remote for my DSLR camera during a trip to New Mexico, and in no time I was in a patch of lavender outside of a hotel in Albuquerque, sitting on a a few fire ants and trying my best to look relaxed. The photos turned out better than I could have ever anticipated. Especially considering the ants.
Fast forward to May of this year, and again I felt compelled to photograph myself, but this time I felt like I had so much more purpose. I knew the story of me and my motorcycle was a unique one. I also knew I could grow immensely (as a photographer and a person being photographed) by putting the self-portrait parameter around these images.