Understanding “the self”, as well as the changing nature of imagining and identity imaging through ideology and context is important as it develops in depth knowledge about the content and the meaning implied. Mirzeoff puts into perspective how identity is imposed on the body, e.g. gender. As the self-portrait evolves from just a painting capturing a person to a means of identity expression, it also changes with the development of technology. The modern day selfie is simply a continuum of traditional portraiture. After all, how we depict ourselves and how we wish to be seen still remain the same, the choreographing of a photograph still presents us in our best light.