Self-love is not vain, if you portray it in the right way. Self-love is healthy and something that a lot of people struggle with. For me, taking self-portraits in ways I deem creative, is my way of learning to love myself and respect myself. This image, in particular, is one that allows me to look at myself in a different light. I see photographers left, right and centre taking creatively striking photos of stunning models and while I take photos of some stunning people, I can’t help but feel that I’m not pretty enough or creative enough to take photos like that. I don’t want to portray my self-love and respect as vain, I just want to be able to create an image of myself that I’m proud of and makes me feel good about myself. In this particular image, I wanted to test my creative skills and push myself to try something different that maybe took some who know me by surprise. I believe self-love and respect is important and everyone should find a way of appreciating who they are.