Megan Doherty is Cooler Than You

May 20, 2016

Megan Doherty is one of those artists who shoots from the hip—not in a bad way, but like she happens to be surrounded by kids in an ultra-cool but jaded subculture and, along the way, she snaps photos.

The youth in her portraits are caught in the ordinary moments, sipping beer, fixing each other’s hair, in the midst of an embrace, but they also radiate an ethereal pixie-like quality. On her work, Doherty says, “Transforming the banality and monotony of small-town life into an alternate reality; my work serves as a form of escapism for both my subjects and myself.” Doherty is based in Derry, Northern Ireland.