The way women are represented or how they represent themselves has always been a topic of criticism and discussion throughout history. At the moment in time that we live in, conventional representations of women have been challenged. What or who is beautiful is being questioned and the qualities we portray through photography, both commercial and personal, are intentional. Through my photography this semester, I have explored the constructed & staged image. The moments I found bringing a smile to my face were in those that were less polished and let’s say, “picture perfect”, as well as humorous. I believe that being able to laugh at yourself, and being silly are some of the most essential qualities to the kind of woman I find beautiful, and I even think that making a satire of the glamourous “girls just want to have fun” photographs is essential to grasping this idea. I’ve taken popular or conventional props and introduced them into these photos—however as you read through the photographs, only some can stand out as the glamour shots. Some of the photos intentionally resemble our conventional notion of cheesy, but demonstrating through a series of similar shots how slight differences alter the overall understanding and perception of an image is what I want my viewer to take away. A lot happens behind the scenes and around the single images that we see in magazines and on television, and I think all the beauty and laughter can be found there if we just take a look.