I am Derek H. O’Brien from Rockport, Maine. I am a quadriplegic. I broke my neck on July 23, 2005 at c6-c7. I had a diving accident. I did photography during high school and studied architecture at Catholic University of America until my junior year. After my hospital stay I came home and met Mark Wallack and he got me back into photography. I did a photo-a-day for four years, year one with my DSLR and did it again with my IPhone and then with my Big IPad and then again with my IPad Mini only using one app. Hipstamatic and I never repeated a lens or film. I went to college at UMaine studied New Media graduated in 2013. The summer of 2012 I was a camp counselor at Empower a camp for adults with spinal cord injury.
I currently live in Portland Maine and I work for Portland Media as video editor. I currently sit on three board Alpha One, RTP and City of Portland Disability Advisory Committee.