Teenagers are the embodiment of pervasive influence. While trying to separate from their childhood influences they connect to something "more exciting", crafted and marketed to them as uniquely independent. The emotions of growing up haven't changed dramatically over the decades. I am exploring the sociology of teen culture in the rural environment; friendships, temptation, experimentation, social pressures, stereotypes, lust and loss and the raw energy and uncertainty of being young. The business of growing older is wrought with he usual sense of belonging and the challenges that come along with the need to be independent. The theme of the project stems from my memories of being a teenager and my present state of raising a teenager.