Kevin O'Brien          Director of  Photography

Kevin OʼBrien, Director of Photography

              I am a freelance Director of Photography specializing in Documentary Films. Projects have taken me from the Himalayan foothills of Tibet, to a Confederate Civil War Submarine, to the Obama-Romney rallies.

 I  recorded the testimony of Francis Ford Coppola’s struggle to make Apocalypse Now, followed Alexander the Great’s world conquering march, rode 2,000 miles on the back of a Harley-Davidson through China with Malcolm Forbes, searched for a lost City in Arabia’s Empty Quarter with Sir Ranulf Fiennes, and spent a month imaging Paul McCartney’s music one frame at a time.

 I began my career studying Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. After completing my AAS in Photo Illustration, I defected  to Cinematography, moving to Los Angeles after my graduation.

 The next 35 years were spent chronicling hundreds of real stories all over the world. You can see some of them on this site.

 In 2003 I moved with my family to Saint Augustine, Florida. In 2013 I moved to Philadelphia to begin a new phase of my adventure.

My documentary work continues to lead me around the world. I would not have it any other way.






Kevin O'Brien

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