I am a vegan and I aim to change the world in positive ways. Black Lives Matter to me and I am also for defunding the police and releasing all prisoners. I am pro-human rights and pro choice. I believe immigrants have made America great and that Trump has pretty much destroyed it. I live in Chicago but love to travel. I am an avid reader, fan of independent music, love a challenge and great films, too.

 

I work very hard on my photos and have made a significant financial investment. Please do not take any photos without crediting me with both my full name (Kirstie Shanley) and a link back. Please also ask me for permission for use. It is very very sad to me when I come upon a photo of my own someone is claiming as their own. Create for yourself!

  

For contacts/other photographers...I am very interested in a sense of community where feedback is exchanged on both sides. Also, I am not interested in just collecting contacts unless you are interested in this element of community. However, I am not able to comment on nudity and I also do not comment or fav. selective color photos.

  

Also check out my website:

 

kirstiecat.com/

 

(and if you forget what the address is...you can always google search: Kirstiecat)

  

Please contact me if you are interested in these photos at kirstiecat@gmail.com

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Votre travail est très impressionnant. Vos photos sont des tableaux avec des innombrables détails à découvrir, d'autres mondes, d'autres sentiments. Pleins d'émotions positives. Je suis touché par vos photos !

May 25, 2020
klh1332 says:

This is an outstanding collection of images. They are thoughtful, appear frequently documentary, and are well presented. The photos demonstrate caring both for the craft and the subjects. Very well done.

June 3, 2020

A very interesting gallery. I like photos of people shot in their daily lives. Congratulations your photos are inspirational

June 11, 2020

Loved your gallery, your colors and your sense of timing, capturing so many precious moments. And I definitely feel you when you say that it's hard to keep up with things when you work a full time job AND spend your nights taking and editing photos... keep up the good work!

August 3, 2019

A thoughtful, intelligent, and extremely talented photography that is varied in genre and subject matter. Her stunning gallery is equal parts eye and brain candy...with a bit of glitter thrown on top. All of this AND she's an incredible human being that is active both in life and the photography community.

October 9, 2019

Kirstie understands the importance of each moment, and though she can only 'to' one at the expense of countless others; she does that singular one with so much vividness and express there, a thousand words.

November 3, 2019

awesome gallery, long time visit, but no regret. lot of variety, imagination, and fantasy, with a great technic and lot of humour... necessary visit !

January 3, 2020

Great Cat photos. I learned my own photography skills with cats, a pair I lived with for 10 years. With a discarded camera from a relative. I eventually move my hobby to other subjects, but even to this day, I take at least 5 cat photos to every ONE of any other subject ! I look forward to seeing more from you !

January 20, 2020

Wonderful photographer, positive, strong and reassuring, which is easily apparent from vivid colours and the motifs of her work. But as much as a great photographer, which are plenty here on Flickr, she is a rare breed of a human being, sensitive and encouraging, a real friend... which, to not digress from our subject… Read more

Wonderful photographer, positive, strong and reassuring, which is easily apparent from vivid colours and the motifs of her work. But as much as a great photographer, which are plenty here on Flickr, she is a rare breed of a human being, sensitive and encouraging, a real friend... which, to not digress from our subject, is also a great quality for photographers, the ability to "connect" which is not easy to achieve, I am extremely happy to have made her acquaintance.

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November 19, 2018

I really adore eye for detail, fabulous dynamism and great atmosphere! Congrats!

January 30, 2019

We discussed about photo for a few months ... For me, above all, it is a beautiful person. There are 2 ways to shoot a photo, through a viewfinder, or through the heart ...

June 27, 2019

Fantastic work! Love Your gallery!

April 19, 2019

Je l'adore !!!!

March 31, 2018

She is always in a creative mode

June 5, 2018
hun vo says:

Your photo shows a lot of emotions about people. I love your photos

August 16, 2018

She is a photographer. Many story of human ve society in her camera on the street. In her impressive frames, the reflection of modern life in the street; family, women, men, children, equality, freedom are capturing with a never-ending passion. A realistic approach to the question of what people are doing and how they … Read more

She is a photographer. Many story of human ve society in her camera on the street. In her impressive frames, the reflection of modern life in the street; family, women, men, children, equality, freedom are capturing with a never-ending passion. A realistic approach to the question of what people are doing and how they live; how to fun, how to protest, how to share, how to live? She dreams of a good, kind world.. and always the supporter of oppressed people. She is a critically thinker.. Thank you Kirstie...

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February 1, 2018

Quite often you may find photographers in flickr that you like their style or their technique, etc. You don't get to find photographers like Kirstie often, period. Not with her passion, strong focus and devotion that come out from pure love for what she does. Professionalism is there too, but not a cold, detached one.… Read more

Quite often you may find photographers in flickr that you like their style or their technique, etc. You don't get to find photographers like Kirstie often, period. Not with her passion, strong focus and devotion that come out from pure love for what she does. Professionalism is there too, but not a cold, detached one. What I see behind her work is a good, educated and very very talented person with high values. That, and the bath tub photo with Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen and the rest made me sit and browse through almost all of her work at once :) Keep shooting Kirstie :)

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December 31, 2017
ipnfoto says:

Excellent work! Very very nice! :)

November 29, 2015

Kirstie is a great source of inspiration for me. Her pictures are full of emotions, her portraits show the full bandwidth of human feelings, regardless if the object is a celebrity on stage or the man on the street. Kirstie has a refreshing different style from mainstream photography and has developed her own and uniqu… Read more

Kirstie is a great source of inspiration for me. Her pictures are full of emotions, her portraits show the full bandwidth of human feelings, regardless if the object is a celebrity on stage or the man on the street. Kirstie has a refreshing different style from mainstream photography and has developed her own and unique approach to art. Looking forward to see her next works.

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August 2, 2017

One of the major influences on my own photography, Kirstie's photos are always vibrant colourful and full of emotion. An amazing body of work, fantasic music shots and a constant inspiration

February 9, 2011

to the photographer who photographs people and sound, to the photographer who makes music through pictures, thank you for showing me the potential of the shutter box.

February 10, 2009
confused wealth (deleted)

What shines through the most with Kirstie's is her honest passion for music and how she can express this through her words and more importantly her photography. I thought I knew a lot about music, but following Kirstie's stream, I realise I only knew a part of what is out there and available. She is well known on Fl… Read more

What shines through the most with Kirstie's is her honest passion for music and how she can express this through her words and more importantly her photography. I thought I knew a lot about music, but following Kirstie's stream, I realise I only knew a part of what is out there and available. She is well known on Flickr for her concert work, however do not overlook her street shots, or her portrait work. It shows what an artist she really is. Kirstie is one of the reasons I am glad I joined Flickr, she is a wonderful photographer, but more importantly a wonderful person.

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January 4, 2009
Ablaze Sugar (deleted)

You never know what to expect from kirstiecat, except consistently fantastic concert photography. It's clear music is a real passion for her and this is reflected in the portraits she takes of performing acts. Every now and then, something utterly amazing will appear on her stream that has nothing to do with concerts a… Read more

You never know what to expect from kirstiecat, except consistently fantastic concert photography. It's clear music is a real passion for her and this is reflected in the portraits she takes of performing acts. Every now and then, something utterly amazing will appear on her stream that has nothing to do with concerts and musicians but is mindblowing in some way. Kirstiecat has been a Flickr friend of mine for over a year and I think it's wonderful that we continue to grow together as photographers. Thanks for everything, kirstiecat!

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November 16, 2008
Steve Koo says:

kirstie has an amazing eye for photography. her concert photos speak for themselves, but her fine-art work shows that she's much more than a girl with a press pass.

October 24, 2008

where have you been all my life?

August 6, 2008
Little Morning (deleted)

Kirstie’s pictures are a jewel. She captures vibrant moments and she has a great way to combine them with beautiful words too. Besides, I can tell without any doubt that she is a beautiful woman and person. She is endless kindness and always has lovely stories to tell us. I am happy to find her and her pictures. If I w… Read more

Kirstie’s pictures are a jewel. She captures vibrant moments and she has a great way to combine them with beautiful words too. Besides, I can tell without any doubt that she is a beautiful woman and person. She is endless kindness and always has lovely stories to tell us. I am happy to find her and her pictures. If I was a musician, I am sure I’d choose her as my personal photographer :) Please, take a look to her inspiring shots!

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June 1, 2008
excellent friend (deleted)

My most vivid memory of Kirstie will be standing in line for a show - in Wintertime while she was ill and remembering how her face would lit up while talking about music and while inside, she was energetic and alert, taking photographs and being nice to everyone. People who take photographs should be more like her, pa… Read more

My most vivid memory of Kirstie will be standing in line for a show - in Wintertime while she was ill and remembering how her face would lit up while talking about music and while inside, she was energetic and alert, taking photographs and being nice to everyone. People who take photographs should be more like her, passionate not only when it comes to taking a good shot, but also passionate about life and about enjoying the moment and the music, in spite of all the things that might be or go wrong.

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April 4, 2008
Cécile says:

Kirstie's concert photos are often amazing, which makes it a pleasure to come and come back on her stream. And not only is she a great photographer, she also has a true sense of sharing; I enjoy reading her as much as I enjoy viewing her pictures. She is definitly one of the contact I was the happiest to "meet" here on… Read more

Kirstie's concert photos are often amazing, which makes it a pleasure to come and come back on her stream. And not only is she a great photographer, she also has a true sense of sharing; I enjoy reading her as much as I enjoy viewing her pictures. She is definitly one of the contact I was the happiest to "meet" here on flickr.

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March 13, 2008
Lovely Pets (deleted)

both her concert and urban photography are truly an inspiration for me. read her music reviews too! they're awesome!

March 5, 2008

fantastic photography here! you will be amazed and enlightened! :) keep up the great work!!

January 4, 2008

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