Since I've been into this photography gig I have thought of myself growing into a famous portrait photographer like Jane Bown (well, not quite like Jane - she does have tits). My first client would be Kylie Minogue in something skimpy and see-through (her not me).
Unfortunately, each time I get the bleeding camera out everyone has miraculously somewhere to go. Then I am left alone to indulge in my own devices. Sorry, that's WITH my own devices. These days the device is limited to my camera and any utility Christine hands me such as the Hoover, spade or broom.
I've found a number of ways of firing the camera without it being attached to me. This results in a huge collection of self-portraits none of which will make me famous in my own time, or anybody elses for that matter.