I looked at the self portraits that John Coplans created. They are very different to what I am willing to create, but working with the elderly, these photos fit very well. He created nude self portraits which show such great detail in his skin. My Nanny is 92 so has very aged skin, so I would love to create some beautiful imagery which complement this. Looking at John Coplans work helps as he makes something old look beautiful and he has created some fantastic imagery due to the texture and tones.
The above images are another example of many different directions you can take when shooting portraiture