|!| Niall O'Brien |!|
Born in Dublin in 1979, Irish photographer and filmmaker Niall O'Brien studied fine art photography in the renowned Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
He has exhibited at a number of Irish and English shows and has many awards to his name, including the Irish Professional Photographer's Association Rex Roberts Medal and two main categories in the ICI Photographer of the Year Award. In October 2008 Niall was accepted into the top 20 portfolios in the International Portfolio Review, Bratislava. He continues to exhibit throughout Europe.
His commissioned work is of a gritty, contemporary style, which seamlessly blurs the boundaries between the conceptual and the aesthetic. His growing collection of intimate portraits concentrates on unusual subjects with whom Niall develops a close working relationship. Niall's long-term project "Superheroes" came from a film which he made in 2006 and has been an on-going documentary about adolescence and desire.
Niall's fresh and innovative work continues to draw both attention and acclaim.