As with many photographers, presence in your own photos is infrequent so I try to make amends with shadows and reflections. One of my favourite photographers is Sylvia Plachy and if you ever get the chance to see or buy Self Portrait With Cows Going Home then take it. There is one self portrait (yes, with cows going home) but one feeling that I got from the book is that you can create a self-portrait without being in it.