GUP asked Lauren for her own interpretation of Young At Heart and she approached the theme in a way that was new to folks at the magazine. Young people are under the illusion that they are adults but in their hearts are still children. Internally, they are innocent, naive uninhibited. Externally, they look older, polished, self-conscious. The influence of modern consumption culture on the mass media has resulted in the children being unable to connect behavior with age. This portfolio is an ironic look into young hearts.