bio

Shirlaine is a highly accomplished Manchester UK based freelance photographer - specialising in music, fashion and portrait photography.

 

Shooting film and photography for twenty five years, her work is published internationally on a daily basis - by such heavyweights as The Guardian, The New York Times, NME, Rolling Stone, The Telegraph and Vogue. She shoots regularly for clients including Adidas, BBC, Coca-Cola, The FA, Fender, Gola, Hugo, Intu Trafford Centre, Jack Daniels, Living TV, Max Factor, MOBO Awards, MTV, Paramount Pictures, Pepsi, Renault, Sky and Vevo. 

 

Shirlaine has photographed promotional and online images for many artists including Gary Barlow, Kasabian, Paul Heaton, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, The Subways and Unkle. Her photography has been featured on CD covers for albums by Aim, Inspiral Carpets, Jesca Hoop and The Longcut. She has photographed Morrissey for his own personal collection, worked as The Courteeners and Enter Shikari's official photographer and her live shots feature on the Greatest Hits tour program and calendar for McFly and Westlife's Croke Park live DVD.

 

Shirlaine has directed music videos for a variety of artists. She also worked as director of photography and in-house photographer for nine years at Hot Animation, producing key international programming and promotional images for Bob the Builder and Pingu. Shirlaine's own short film 'Good Girl, Bad Dog' won several awards, including the Royal Television Society's non-fiction award. She is currently working on her first book, 'Love and Bruises' depicting live roller derby bouts and creative portraiture.

 

Shirlaine is proud to be an official photographer for O2 Apollo Manchester, HMVCAN who highlight the plight of refugees living in the UK and Manchester Roller Derby, her favourite sports team. As a junk food vegan Shirlaine is also happy to offer discounted rates to animal welfare organisations.

 

Much of Shirlaine's library can be sourced and she can be booked via her agencies Female Perspective, Getty Images and Wire Image and she also welcomes independent freelance commissions.

Shirlaine is ranked in the top 50 music photographers worldwide by Complex and top 5 photographers by Wixx

View some of Shirlaine's film credits on IMDB, read interviews with Shirlaine on BBC ManchesterBowens Litebook, FamodeMookychick and Mudkiss, watch tv interview on Channel M - City Centre Social, behind the scenes videos of underwater fashion shoot,  Chimp magazine underwater fashion shoot, Sugar Rush roller derby portrait shoot, Alex Leigh fashion shoot and Diva magazine swimwear shoot

 

View artwork based on Shirlaine's photos.  Buy a range of t-shirts designed by Shirlaine and the Shirlaine shoe named after the photographer at Veganstore.  Enjoy a Shirlaine shake (wildberry, peanut butter, choc chip & soya milk) at Ice Shack.