Michelle O'Brien



A mid-summer trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the stunning landscapes of Banff National Park, Alberta.

Out to Play

Who needs cars anyway? The Mount Pleasant community comes out to play for Car Free Vancouver Day.

Vancity shines

The sun [finally] comes out in Vancity. Taken around Downtown Eastside, Chinatown, Mount Pleasant and Commercial Drive.

Oot and Aboot

Exploring Kits and Mount Pleasant, Vancouver.

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Dogs. Kids. Organic food. Coffee. Vancouverites in their natural habitat. Photos taken at Trout Lake and Kitsilano Farmers Markets.

Vancouver, Suburbia

Some old houses whisper, others seem to shout. And while some come across as quiet, even silent, they each have their story.
— James Johnstone


A lazy Sunday back in Berlin, roaming the streets of Kreuzberg and Neukölln in search of markets, jewellery trunk shows, good coffee and even better waffles.
The sun is shining; spring is here.


These are some of the fluke moments when people stare into your camera lens just as you’re taking a photo. Often I don’t realise until I’m editing images much later. I like the serendipitous and eerie quality it gives.

Around the House

Around the House ~ Inspired by Matthew Herbert.

Nederlandse markten

If you’re a fan of markets then Amsterdam is your kind of city, with daily markets of farmer’s produce, bio food and flowers, to antiques, books, art and vintage clothes. I love the treasures you can kind in these places, not to mention the characters. Here are some images from and around Noordermarkt, Lindengracht-markt and Westergasfabriek-markt.


 Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (1), 2012.

Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (2), 2012.

Tears in rain [Window at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (3), 2012.

Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (4), 2012.

Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (5), 2012.

Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (6), 2012.

 Tears in rain [Oudezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam] (7), 2012.

Amsterdam shines

For a city with an average of 214 rainy days a year, I guess I’ve just been lucky.

Dam Spring

Latest impressions of spring in Amsterdam, mostly around The Jordaan, Binnenstad and Grachtengordel.


I am currently spending a few weeks in Amsterdam. Here are a few of my first impressions.


Yes, sometimes I leave Neukölln. A trip to Boxhagener Platz Flohmarkt, Friedrichshain.


Moroccan birthday

A trip to Taghazout, Morocco for a very special friend’s birthday.


First Glühwein of the season last night at Berlin’s WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market.

Final Autumn Days

The final days of Autumn in Berlin.



A selection of photos from my travels through Peru in Sep/Oct 2011. These pics were taken in Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Amazon Jungle, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca, Pisco and Lima.

Nowkoelln Flowmarkt

An Autumn Sunday of Tiny Art, vintage clothes, bad coffee, too many pastries, cute kids, great friends and cheap beers at Nowkoelln Flowmarkt, Berlin.

Autumn in Kreuzberg

A quiet Autumn afternoon of coffees, markets and sneaky beers with good friends for my first weekend back in Berlin after a big summer in NYC.

Coney Island

A day trip to the magical yet eerie Coney Island, NYC, August 2011.


Here’s the Bolivia gallery from my South America trip in September 2011. These images are from Uyuni, Potosí and La Paz.


In September 2011 I travelled for 5 weeks through Chile, Bolivia and Peru. This is the first gallery from the trip with images from Chile – Santiago, La Serena and San Pedro de Atacama.