Michael O’Brien has worked as a freelance photographer for more than 30 years, contributing to national publications including Life, National Geographic, Esquire, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, ESPN Magazine, and Texas Monthly. His subjects have included such celebrities and luminaries as Willie Nelson and George Bush. He has published the books Hard Ground and The Face of Texas, and his work is housed in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the International Center for Photography in New York. This is Michael’s second year teaching for The Workshops. His web site is www.obrienphotography.com.