I hate self-portraits.  Let me clarify that.  One of the reasons I became a photographer is so that I could stand behind a black box and stay in a dark room all day.  That said I needed to produce a self-portrait and once I realized I could narrate my life without lowering the camera, one portrait turned in to two and so on.  Each of these self-portraits conveys one part of my life - a moment, a routine, my humor, my fears, my fun.  Because I just show the feet, the viewer is able to project him/herself into the situation and create their own narratives.  It's a way to tell my story and expose a little bit more of myself.