Extracts from the ongoing body of work 'Tales of Lipstick and Virtue'  which deals with issues around authenticity, gender, class , self representation, racial prejudices, post-colonialism, authenticity and pseudo luxury. The photographic part is consisting of portraits of mostly women in Albania and  figurative fake-stills out of the studio, the work uses methods of documentary, fashion and advertising photography. Due to the fluctuating combination of this methods and the multidisciplinary combination with other mediums like installation and sculpture it reflects upon the usages of photography.