Acclaimed photographer, Bobby Doherty, zooms in on everyday objects, creating vividly colored images that make us see the world with fresh eyes.
Born in Brewster, New York, Doherty has worked with The Museum of Modern Art and Apple, and was the staff photographer at New York Magazine from 2013 to 2018.
His new book, Seabird, features images taken between 2014 and 2018. His publisher’s website claims that “at first glance, some of the photographs in Seabird feel gloriously oversimplified, objects and situations simmered down to their bare constituent elements… Doherty is quick to embrace both the meaningful and meaningless of everyday life with equal measure”.
These seemingly simple objects turn under his micro-lens into bright colored gems. You can actually feel the textures popping out of his photos.
“Looking at textures up close in photos feels a lot better than looking at textures up close real life,” said the artist, in an interview with It’s Nice That. “I’m not sure why, maybe it’s less effort or strain? Either way, people should really be looking at stuff more closely because it can be fun, gross, beautiful or cute.” Challenge accepted!