Instagram Pick of the Week | Megan Doherty

We love Instagram! Why? Because it gives you access to tonnes of visual art at your finger tips! Follow @thisheadstuff to stay up to date with our finds on our favourite app!

Every week HeadStuff’s Visual Arts Editor will feature posts from their favourite artists on Instagram. So add the hashtag #thisheadstuff to be featured!

Up this week is Megan Doherty aka @megandoherty.photo a photographer born and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. Her work follows urban youth within partially documented scenes, evoking ambiguous threads of narrative and providing a hazy glimpse into an underground culture. Dominated by themes of youth, sexuality, subculture, freedom and the evasion of reality, these photographs aim to entice the viewer’s yearning for escape and, ultimately, to allow the viewer to get lost in the same way Megan and her subjects do. Here we present a selection of photographs from her series ‘Stoned in Melanchol’.
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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

What is Instagram for you?
Instagram is a platform in which I can share my work with the public as well as a discover new inspiring photographers, artists and publications.

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

Why/when did you decide to start sharing your work on there?
I started sharing my work on Instagram a couple of years ago. I found it a great way to reach out to a worldwide audience, the images can reach absolutely anyone who uses the app and the amount of opportunity behind that is really exciting.

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

How would you describe your style?
Cinematic, hazy and vibrant.

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

What equipment do you use?
35mm, medium format and Polaroid.

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

Who has been or currently is an influence on you?
Nan Goldin, Joseph Szabo, Bruce Davidson, Harry Gruyaert, Ryan McGinley.

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

What are your must-follow accounts on Instagram?
@oliviab33 @laurynholmquist @ediesunday @lafillebella @harleyweir

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Megan Doherty | @megandoherty.photo

What’s the best hashtag going and why?
Anything at all, they all connect you to the weird and wonderful anyway.

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