This was hard for several reasons. Like Karen, I'm the photographer, so there are few photos of me. Older photos from my childhood are still at my mother's, so those are out. Finally, I don't think any of the photos I have show much about "me as an artist." I chose a photo because it's fairly recent, fairly flattering, and represents a happy memory. There is an artist involved, but I don't claim any kinship with him! It was even harder to think of a way to use the photo that reflected anything at all about me except my face. I think I may have finally worked that out, after much stress. Of course, the piece has to stand on its own, and appeal to a viewer who doesn't necessarily know the backstory. So I hope I can do that too.
By coincidence, I used an old photo for the Take It Further challenge a couple of years ago. Here it is, if anyone is interested. Artistically, I'm not pleased with the piece, but the memory and self-analysis were rewarding.