Senior Uses Social Media For Artistic Expression


Mylee Grounds | Creative Editor

For many teenagers today Instagram fame is a dream. And for few, it’s a reality.  Senior Garrett Rowland currently has 10,500 followers on Instagram, and he’s always working to add more.

For Rowland, being a social media influencer is more than just posting pictures.

“I share my posts as an outlet to let my style and even emotions out,” Rowland said. “There is a lot more than meets the eye behind a picture. There is always a story, good or bad, that reflects a time in my life.”

Though Rowland’s Instagram posts reflect his own story, he has been influenced by other famous Instagrammers:  Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and Kim Kardashian.

Rowland also gets a lot of inspiration through music. “If I’m going through a breakup, I’m content with my life, I have family struggles, I feel confident in myself, or if I feel insecure, there’s a song for that.”

After having Instagram for three years, Rowland said posting pictures is a routine. “Location is key, I always pick places that are the same colors as my Instagram theme. Once I take the pictures I edit the color on VSCO cam,” Rowland said.

Rowland highly recommends both VSCO and Facetune for anyone wanting a “cohesive Instagram theme,” and he says themes are often a big part of having a “successful” profile.

Rowland’s theme is very strict, hardly ever straying from light pastel colors. “I try to stay very consistent, and I feel like I carry out my aesthetic into real life; my clothes and stuff go along with my Instagram theme. I’m just very persistent about it.”

But Rowland is working on a lot more than just his profile aesthetic. “I have a ton of amazing projects such as pictures, videos, and merch that has been in the works for a while and about to release.”

His YouTube account, starting later this year, is going to be based off of a reality show. “I love film and I feel I have a pretty interesting life to share. So why not let the world see!”  Rowland said. Look out for Garrett Rowland as he continues to grow his platform.


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