Knowing your own mind, even though decisions are sometimes irrational and merely the result of confused feelings. These are often feelings in their purest form: unpolished and straight from the heart. GUP#21 tries to see things through the unbiased, receptive eyes of a child. The world may look completely differ, as Jennifer Loeber shows with her idealistic summer community. Lauren Greenfield reveals the flip side of this impressionability: thanks to the influence of the mass media young people believe prematurely that they are already adults; the irony of being young. Then there are those who retain the capacity to be amazed by the small things around us, like Natascha Libbert. They will always be young at heart.
Additional photographers highlighted in this issue include: David LaChapelle, Dennis Duijnhouwer, Lauren Greenfield, Jessica Ingram, Susana Raab, among many others.