I work at an art museum where I photograph art. One of the many perks of the job is that I get to meet lots of amazing artists who ask me to photograph their work. Such was the case when I met the artist Sue McNally. Sue is a great painter and among the works that I photographed for her was this series of portraits (mostly self portraits) that I was really taken with.
I asked her if we could do a trade for a portrait of me in that style, because it would be cool and like many photographers I hate to have my picture taken. Sue agreed and we did it! It was an interesting process to watch. I found it interesting that although our methods are obviously different, it seemed to me that our aims are very similar when I attempt to do a portrait with a camera.
Check out Sue's work here: http://suemcnally.com