To My Youth: The Weight of Informed Naïvety (2016)
Matthew Elliott Allen in collaboration with Liz Fang
Models: Kelsey Cichorz, Lauren Miller, Rae Ann, Lauren Roth, Joe DeLuca Makeup: Brittany Bakoptcho
To My Youth: The Weight of Informed Naïvety is a conceptual photography piece that represents an individual's understanding of their own naivety through five photos representing naïvety in youth, emerging self-awareness in young adulthood, the weight of knowledge, acceptance of self, and transcendence. The phases may not necessarily have a direct correlation with age, but rather self-awareness.