Rosa was a human ball of fire from Calabria, Italy and one of my first subjects as a photographer. She provided the drinks and entertainment that fueled the ongoing festive vibe at The Gem on Davenport; a hangout for artists, Irish and locals during the mid 80's. <br />
I will never forget the day Rosa agreed to let me do a series of photos of her....I was excited and she was wild, unpredictable and very kind.

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Rosa was a human ball of fire from Calabria, Italy and one of my first subjects as a photographer. She provided the drinks and entertainment that fueled the ongoing festive vibe at The Gem on Davenport; a hangout for artists, Irish and locals during the mid 80's.
I will never forget the day Rosa agreed to let me do a series of photos of her....I was excited and she was wild, unpredictable and very kind.

Copyright Michael G. O'Brien

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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.

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