Ask someone to pose for you. You might be surprised with how it all turns out. Smart phone or DSLR or instant film, whatever, see if a friend (or better yet, a stranger) will stand in front of your camera and help you make a little piece of art.
Most of us would like a chance to express ourselves in an artistic way; to play a character or a version of ourselves. But we can’t always find an appropriate venue for that. Photography (and video) can give a person permission.