When we think of portraiture there's a lot of energy that goes into either hiding or uncovering the subject's personality - it gets a bit stiff very quickly. What if we don't even attempt (or allow) either of those two approaches? Shoot a series of self-portraits...while doing the following sounds: aaaahhhhhhhhh, mmmmmm, wowowowowowow, heeheeheeheeheehee, auuuggghhhh...you get the idea... See how many sounds you can make and photograph yourself doing each. Try it with your parents, or kids also.
If you've just joined us, February is a 28 day creativity challenge with a new "prompt" each day to get you thinking in new ways. The goal is to just have fun, don't try to control too much, feel free to use a cell phone or any camera that's easy for you. Don't worry about the end results. With each prompt you can take it literally or not, you can wing it, google it, ask for people's opinions...whatever you want to do is perfect. Bottom line - it's supposed to be fun, there are no right or wrongs.