About - Shelley Costello Photography
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A little about me…

Truly we are all here to use our innate gifts to help and give to others…mine is photography. My style is natural, in the moment and as it happens. To me photography is about telling the story, being real and capturing truth. I love photographing people and having a relaxed approach makes people feel relaxed too…revealing their emotion or experience, their story in the photographs.


I’ve just published a book, Children Say the Funniest Things, which is a collection of my photography and funny anecdotes and quotes. All profits are being donated to the NSPCC and if you’d like to support this, you can buy the book on Amazon.

Inspiration is everywhere. In photography I’m inspired by…

Steve McCurry – Novice Monk

Steve McCurry

Most famous for ‘Afghan Girl’. My favourite is the Young Rinpoche.

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

Developed the ‘dreamy’ soft focus technique.

Margaret Bourke White (1904-1971)

American photographer. First woman to photograph for LIFE magazine. She photographed a lot of war and although distressing, reflects truth. She also took the last photograph of Gandhi before he was assassinated.

Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)

British photographer renowned for photographing Queen Elizabeth at her coronation. He also took the famous photograph of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Go Lightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Marilyn Monroe and the Rolling Stones were other favourites of his.

Peter Lindbergh

I love his work and that he had big fashion houses and magazines sign contracts to say that they wouldn’t Photoshop anything he produced for them.