DAVID MARCO, CEO MARCO, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
“I have known Jane over 30 years. Jane shares both a powerful global talent set unmatched in creativity, and an inviting personality. She is a “hoot” to work with, and an absolute pleasure in all regards.”
KYLE MARTIN PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST FOR WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, JACKSONVILLE, FL
“I worked with Jane when I was publications specialist for Wounded Warrior Project. Her work was technically sound and strong, but that’s not what impressed me the most about Jane. Jane immediately puts the people around her and the talent at ease, which is critical if you’re going to get a good shot. Her personality, as much as her skills with the camera, are what make Jane a great photographer. I would recommend her to anyone.”
BRADLEY HARRISON, VP CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MACY’S INC., NY, NY
“I started working with Jane Shirek nearly 30 years ago and still love her work. Part of Jane’s talent is her venerability to create beautiful “portraits” from her subjects that resonate with candid, spirited psychology with both humor and pathos.
HOLLIS KING, VP CREATIVE SERVICES, VERVE MUSIC GROUP and MUSIC CONSULTANT, NY, NY
“Whenever I have a job that is critical to the company, a job that requires creativity and imagination, I call Jane. She always delivers.”
JAKE FERNANDEZ, ARTIST AND LECTURER, NY, NY, BRADENTON, FLORIDA
“Jane is a very gifted and experienced photographer and director. Her work is outstanding. She is very professional and an inspiration to all who worked with her.”
CECI WEST, CHIEF MARKETING AND PHILANTHROPY OFFICER, POTENTIS CAPITAL, NY, NY
“Jane Shirek has taken outstanding personal and professional photographs of me. I chose her because she possesses the unique talent of getting her subjects comfortable in front of the camera. For someone who does not enjoy having her picture taken Jane made the process a joy. Jane also has the unique talent of knowing how to use light to make her subjects look amazing. “
KAREN CASE, CREATIVE & PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, DALTON AGENCY, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
“Photography is a mix of art, talent and creativity. But in the real world photographers have to balance the need with the art. At the Dalton Agency, I work with photographers who are assigned certain projects. They have to work with the client’s parameters, while still being artistic. Jane Shirek is able to find that balance between commercial art and fine art. Her portraits define the person’s disposition and character, and make a statement about who is being featured. She is encouraging and kind, so her subjects feel comfortable around her. This makes it easier to capture that perfect shot. I enjoy working with Jane and recommend her for any future projects.”
AMY ADAMS, FREELANCEWRITER, EDITOR, DALLAS, TEXAS
“I booked Jane to shoot a series of Neiman Marcus executive portraits based on some work she had done for us previously on “The Book.,” She struck an immediate rapport with all of her subjects - and the results went far beyond the usual head shots. Her keen visual eye, creativity, and photographic acumen are matched only by her personal warmth and professionalism. Wouldn’t hesitate to use her again!”
KIRSTEN TAYLOR, FREELANCE MAGAZINE EDITOR, NY, NY
Jane Shirek has the uncanny ability to produce high end results while keeping everyone - models, art directors, editors and the film crew - happy and relaxed. She inspires people as she engages them, elegantly keeping everyone on point. Her gift with light is especially remarkable. When you give Jane a project, you can count on her. She is somehow able to remain on message but also keep so very creative and have her “Jane twinkle.” And she always comes in with a sunny attitude. She is a TOP talent!
MARGO WEATHERS, DIRECTOR, (FORMER CD NEIMAN MARCUS, LOS ANGELES, CALF.
Great portraits require trust.
The subject must trust the photographer.
The photographer must trust themselves.
In addition to a great eye for composition, and innate knowledge of light, the photographer must be able to connect with their subject on an emotional level.
Jane Shirek possesses all of these things. But additionally, she has the most uncanny ability to gently whisk away inhibition, trepidation - all of the things that can undermine a great portrait.
She records the true beauty of souls and holds them out gently for the world to appreciate.
BEN WEST, CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER, 22 SQUARED
In my considerable experience in the field of the creative arts, Jane Shirek’s talent is not readily found. She has a unique ability to direct her subjects from expression, and emotive perspectives.
I would give my unqualified recommendation to anyone who intends to use her professional photography services.
ANNA JIMENEZ LYLE, Video Programming Director at Harper's Bazaar and ELLE
Jane Shirek has the unique ability to capture hidden moments of joy in her everyday life. Her photographs and portraits tell the story of lightness and laughter, which brings beauty to everything she creates.