Dolberg has been using a camera to document the world around him since
childhood. As a teenager, he began aiming his lens at the skateboarders
and punk rockers he hung out with, resulting in his first published
work. Dolberg never stopped. His photography continues to be driven
by curiosity, exploration, and a desire to tell stories. Max Dolberg
has made pictures for clients including: Time Magazine, The Wall Street
Journal, EA Games, Forbes, Red Bull, Psychology Today, and Sector 9
Skateboards. In addition to Max's editorial and commercial work, he
photographed two books that dug deeply into the subject of tattooing.
The 200+ page Full Coverage (2006 and two years in the making)
involved traveling across the United States, photographing the clients
of artists from The NS Kolective as they submitted to having their entire
back and upper legs tattooed in the Japanese bushido style resulting
in thirty-three completed tattoos. The art show that this produced traveled
to both American coasts as well as Japan. Dolberg's second book, Bloodwork:Sleeves,
was released in October of 2009 with art shows in San Jose, Los Angeles,
and Tokyo. This second effort features over fifty full arm "sleeve"
tattoos by a cross section of the most renowned living tattooist from
across the globe. Max is based in Encinitas California.