Darren O'Brien (b. 1983) is an artist and photographer based in Sheffield, UK. He graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Environmental Science from Brighton University.
Darren's current practice explores the day to day through the lens of documentary and street photography. His work deals with themes on home and memories. Within his work Darren explores ways of breaking away from traditional sequencing structures, using flow and feelings as guidance, not adhering to traditional documentary tropes.
Darren is also a photojournalist and Editorial portrait photographer with over 6 years in the industry completing commsions and assignments for various clients.
Work regularly featured in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Sunday Mirror, Big Issue North, Schweitzer illustrate, Vice Magazine and many others.
2017 - Street Trees Exhibition (Group), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2016 - Space Invaders exhibition (Group), Jubilee Library, Brighton
2015 - Salt of the Earth Exhibition (Group), Bloomsbury Curzon, London.
2013 - Charity exhibition and Auction, The Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
2013 - Group Exhibition, The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne.
“Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter”, The History Press, 2019
“Where the River Changed Course”, Acacia Press, 2019
“Travelogue #1 SPAIN”, Acacia Press, 2017
“Any Where But Home”, Brown Owl Press, 2013
Selected Publications (Online)
“Editors Pick”, Lensculture (Online), Any Where But Home, 22nd January 2016,
“Shifting Perspective”, Big Issue North, Issue 1114, Ryan Fletcher, 11th January 2016