Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Bobby Doherty

Jun 16, 2017 - Matthew Bradley

To start, I’d like to thank the Der Greif team for asking me to do their Artist Blog this week. At the moment I am working on a book of my own photographs that should be realised as a small dummy edition within the next month. So in keeping with the theme of books, I’d like to present a selection of photographers whose work I admire, and would love to see in the form of a book. To the best of my knowledge (and a brief Google search) the photographers that I have selected have not had a large edition book published as of yet (excluding smaller self-published books – although, I am sure that a few of them are probably working on them).


Without further ado, the first photographer’s book that I would like to add to my collection is that of Bobby Doherty. Bobby’s work is probably most widely known in the New York Magazine (where he is the staff photographer). What I love most about his work is that his commercial and personal work fit seamlessly together, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. Whether it’s slick, carefully constructed still-lifes or images caught ‘on-the-fly’, Bobby’s images are always visually captivating. The hyperreal nature of his images constantly leave me guessing whether his images have been carefully constructed or if these situations have presented themselves out in the world.

You can see more of Bobby’s work here, and here