NEW [@megandoherty.photo]... In Megan Doherty‘s photographs, fantasy and reality tread an easy line. Using analogue techniques including polaroids, the photographer constructs a cinematic world in response to the monotony and boredom of suburban living.
The location of Doherty’s nocturnal environment is mostly her native Derry in Northern Ireland, but the pace and poetry of the photographer’s aesthetic transports the viewer far beyond; to grungy New York City nightclubs or rainy 90s London when the pubs kick out. In these partially staged scenes, Doherty adopts the role of both participant and creative director, evoking a variety of senses; the smell of cigarettes. The taste of kissing boys. And girls. This is a world of acceptance and discovery. The familiar themes of subculture, alternative lifestyles and the ‘other’ are omnipresent. Experimentation with gender, sexuality, drinking and drug flow through Doherty’s work unselfconsciously and without judgement.
Ultimately this series is about freedom. It’s about the universality of being young and being bored. Of growing up and getting fucked up. It explores identity, friendships and belonging. How we create an alternative ‘family’ in our friends based on shared interests and mutual understanding. Of collectively navigating small town living and lack of opportunity. It’s about the claustrophobia of suburbia. Of short summers spent in the park and long winters spent at stranger’s houses. Of finding the means to escape.
words by Fiona Rogers, Global business developer for @MagnumPhotos and founder of @Firecracker_photo
50 x 34 cm
Edition of 5 prints
Lambda Print on Fuji Crystal Archive DP II paper (1cm border)
Signed by the artist
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Monte Volaia I
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‘Disinter’, a short film / music video hybrid set to the eponymous song by Adelaide based singer, songwriter and producer @Lonelyspeck. ‘Disinter’ is a gothic horror / love story, tonally inspired by the song from @Lonelyspeck’s 2014 EP ‘Presence’, and lyrically inspired by the Dylan Thomas poem ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’. Directed by @madebydillon and starring @lasandroflores, @yuliaezhikova and Olly Dowden. Link in bio 🎥
Mamiya 7 / Kodak Portra 400.
Being someone who is a certified plane lover means watching planes land and take off is a joy. Standing in final few hundred meters of the approach is incredible. Hearing and feeling the jet wash spinning around for a short few seconds is very surreal. In this image, the A380 in the distance actually baulked the landing just seconds from touching down and accelerated back off up into the sky. Really amazing to watch from so close. Not really best suited to instagram this one due to the small screen factor, but figured I’d give it a spin. Any other plane lovers out there?