Everyone knows about Hawaii's beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery, beautiful sunsets & that it is surrounded by a beautiful ocean.
For me it is the beautiful people who are indeed beautiful inside and out.
Many of the folks in these photographs are our personal friends, others acquaintances, some I have never met, others are well known names in Hawaii.
portraits in sepia has been a labor of love, a way of giving back to these wonderful welcoming people and to this place where we are so fortunate to live.
Michael F. O'Brien - November 30, 2010
Michael F. O'Brien lived and worked in Seoul, Korea from August of 1963 to June of 1997. He grew up on a dairy farm in the beautiful wooded hills of northeast Iowa. At age twenty-four he left the corn fields of Iowa for the rice paddies of Korea. Those rice paddies fascinated and excited him with their ever-changing patterns and through them he learned, also, to love the Iowa corn fields he had left behind. He is a retired art and photography teacher from Seoul American High School in Yongsan, 8th U.S. Army, in Seoul, Korea. Mr. O'Brien's credits include Far-Reaching Fragrance - Photographs of Korea, a collection in coffee table book form of photographic insights into traditional Korea. He has also co-authored a high school photography text, The Photographic Eye - Learning To See With A Camera. 1984 - John F. Kennedy Center Fellow for Teachers of the Arts.
HUMPBACK WHALE WATCH Published January 16, 2011
HUALALAI Published December 20, 2010
TREES Published December 20, 2010
IN THE RABBIT HUTCH Published November 29, 2010
BEAUTIFUL IRELAND Published November 28, 2010
big island flowers Published July 11, 2010
sepia in my garden Published July 05, 2010
A WEAVER OF DREAMS Published October 23, 2009