Chloe O'Brien Photography » Travel Photographer Chloe O'Brien

ABOUT

 

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I joined Flight Centre in 2013, a few years after getting a Major in Photography from NSCAD University.

The world is a fascinating place, and I’ve always been obsessed with different cultures – what makes them different and unique. With a minor in art history, I spent four years studying ancient Roman artifacts, Batik fabric and dye techniques of Indonesia, and more works of modern art then I could ever remember or name. I love photography and history and combined with a passion for traveling and sharing these experiences with others – I came to Flight Centre.

Vacations for me always include a stop at an art gallery of some kind. My highlights so far have been seeing Richard Serra’s permanent exhibit – breathtaking enormous iron sculptures at Dia Beacon – upstate a few hours by train from New York City. At the Guggenheim in New York I had a once in a lifetime experience by Tino Sehgal as part of “Contemplating the Void” for their anniversary exhibition. The ramp was completely bare of any physical artwork, and his interactive performance piece was mind blowing.

Someday I hope to see Picasso’s Guernica in the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain and attend the Venice Biennale.

 

What’s Next for me:

Winter 2015: back to New York City! WestJet had some to good to pass up promotions so Nate & I are going for a long weekend getaway. We are staying at the Grand Hyatt in Grand Central Station and are making this visit to NYC entirely about food – drinking coffee and good wine, seeking out some amazing Italian, Malaysian & all-American dishes in Soho, Tribeca, Little Italy & Brooklyn.

In the works:

Intrepid Travel: Morocco Real Food Adventure, Spring 2015 – Casablanca to Marrakech via Fez. All about food, markets, cooking classes and staying in a traditional Moroccan riad.

Contiki: Western Rocker, Spring 2015 – starting in Rome and working the west coast of Italy through Florence and into the Swiss Alps before heading to Paris and finishing in London.

 

On the Bucket List:

G Adventure’s 8 Day Running of the Bulls – Barcelona to Bilbao
& 22 Day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands – Motevideo to Ushuaia

On The Go’s 14 Day King Ramses – Cairo to Cairo

Topdeck’s 8 Day Turkey Gulet Cruise – Fethiye to Fethiye

Intrepid’s 21 Day Trans-Mongolian Experience – St Petersburg to Beijing

Book your next big thing: chloe.obrien@flightcentre.ca