Shirli is passionate about Africa; her energy, life, spirit, and career revolve around the African continent and its wildlife and cultures. After attending the Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet and Music, she followed a career in advertising for many years as an Art Director.

 

Her passion for wildlife, design, and travel culminated in her starting her own company called JadeWorks, which focuses on the tourism industry. Specifically, lodges and safari operators throughout Africa which allows her to be in the wilderness places she loves. With Africa’s wildlife, contrasts and textures, it was a natural progression for Shirli to move into photography. She periodically packs her overland vehicle and heads out to some wild destination to capture and build a library of images for her fine art portfolio and other projects.


Shirli’s images of Africa is a place of many traveller's dreams. Already recognised for her wildlife and landscape photography, she is a passionate steward of Africa and conservation.  The ‘Africa Calling’ convention held in Johannesburg, exhibited her African tribal fineart—her images are also displayed in Ogilvy Africa.

 

She co-authored the book ‘Africa’s Ultimate Safaris’ which took two years to complete. A thrilling journey through the African continent showcasing some of the most beautiful and wild destinations in Africa.

 

Currently, she is working on a series of books with an Australian author, which will take her into Africa once again and to Europe and the USA, a thrilling new project.

 
“I love spending time in wild regions, the opportunity to make a living while doing something I love. With the advance of technology, I do assignments work for clients as far as Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and local venues. Nothing gives me more pleasure than hopping on a plane for a location shoot with my gear.”

 

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