“Much of my life as a photographer has been spent in the process of peeling away the outer layers or the personas of the people that I photograph to find something deeper. Something with more meaning; something more essential than most of us could ever be in our day to day lives.

“During the lead up to starting this series I felt a strong call to make some real photographs of real people. So the emphasis in these photographs is on the person, not on how the person...
more »

Search this gallery:

Display Options (20 photos)   |   View slideshow   |     |  

Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

Read More »

Cuba in Black & White Ecuador in Black & White People in Black & White Brazil in Black & White

Enter keywords in the box below and click the Search button to search through all of Michael O'Brien's PhotoShelter galleries for matching photos.