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:

London, UK – Spring 2015

Intrepid Travel: Best of Morocco, Spring 2015 – Casablanca to Marrakech via Fez. All about slow food, colorful markets of leather and spices, cedar forests in the Middle Atlas Mountains, camel riding on an overnight Sahara desert camp adventure, Berber culture in the High Atlas Mountains, surfing the Atlantic in Essaouira and staying in a traditional Moroccan riad. Bonus – seeing not one but two locations where HBO’s Game of Thrones is shot.

 

On the Bucket List:

G Adventure’s  22 Day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands – Motevideo to Ushuaia

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

Topdeck’s  27 Day Ultimate Aussie Adventure – Melbourne to Sydney

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

and 12 Day Bolivia Highlights – La Paz to La Paz

On my own – renting a jeep and getting a camp card for Iceland, Europe by train & car, Thailand by car and ferry – Bangkok through Chiang Mai, Krabi, Ko Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and back to Bangkok

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