Janessa Degroat

sunset photo by janess

About the Artist

Age: 15

Grade: 9th

School: Liberty Central School District

Last year, I started seeing photographs on Instagram that had different concepts and I get inspired by all of the different portraits, landscapes and flowers of the photographers I follow. I always thought photography was so cool but it always looked difficult. However, I am the kind of person to push myself so I applied for this program.

Dog Fenced In, 2020

Dog Fenced In, 2020

This is a photo of my grandmother’s dog. He was a rescue and his name is Apollo. I took this image because I love how brown his eyes are and also I thought the fence added a lot of this to the photo at this time.

a heart drawn in the sand

My Heart Belongs to the Water, 2020

This is a photo of a heart I drew into the sand right before the water hit. I thought this was important to capture because this picture was taken at a place I love, Lake George in New York. I grew up coming here and wanted to share a part of it. This photo is meant to represent the love I have for this place and also I wanted to show how much I like swimming and playing in the sand.

Sunset On the Street, 2020

Sunset On the Street, 2020

This is a photo of the sunset on the street. I really love sunsets. I thought it was important to capture because I thought the sky looked beautiful and I wanted to share this image.

Next Artist: Jayden Ramsay

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