Capitol Peak, Colorado

Capitol Peak, Colorado

Pascal Shirley

Pascal Shirley is a Los Angeles, CA based photographer focusing on lifestyle, portraiture, travel and food photography. He received his MFA in Photography at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco where he studied under Larry Sultan, Jim Goldberg and Todd Hido. After a brief teaching position at CCA he moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and assisted a variety of commercial, fashion, celebrity and still life photographers. He was honored as one of PDN’s top 30 photographers in 2015 and has been a part of many group exhibitions up and down the West Coast. During the winter you will often find him snowboarding in Mammoth Lakes. He loves to go on road trips and seek out hot springs throughout the west with his pup, Sailor. 


“Great talent, great temperament, great work; Pascal brings a very clear and decisive point-of-view while projecting an easy-going vibe. That’s why he’s my go-to for beautiful photos.”

-Xan Palay, Creative Manager, Scotts/Miracle Gro

“Thank you very much for a great shoot! I have never seen clients so happy! Thanks for rolling with all the punches.”

-Jennifer Spillers, Senior Producer, The Coca-Cola Company

“From the smallest job to the biggest, Pascal always delivers a great shoot. Hardworking, resourceful and easy going, every production runs smoothly. He never has anything less than a great attitude, even on the longest of shoot days. His calm, positive nature puts everyone at ease, resulting in authentic photos.”

-Victoria Rich, Photo Editor, The Foundry 360 NYC, Meredith Corporation.

Awards: Photo District News Top 30, 2015 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

-Snowboard Magazine Lifestyle Winner January, 2018



2018 The Child Walks In The Snow, Photographs from Hokkaido, Tortoise General Store, Mar Vista, CA

2016 Japanese Photographs, a winter show, General Admission, Venice, CA

2014 Photographs from Iceland, Merchant Modern, Venice, CA

2012 Photographs, Wabi Sabi Sushi, Venice, CA

2012 Welcome to Iowa, Spacecraft, Venice, CA



2019 Wanderlust, House of Lucie for Month of Photo Curated by Jessica Sample, DTLA, CA

2018 Unicef Next Generation Art Party Fundraiser, Venice, CA

2017 Planned Parenthood Art Fundraiser, Budman Studio, Venice Beach, Curated by Vittorio Caretti

2017 Unicef Next Generation Art Party Fundraiser, Curated by Melisa Diner, Venice, CA

2017 Wanderlust, Space 1520, Curated by Jessica Sample, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Sparse, Tiny Gallery, Venice Beach, CA

2016 Lost & Found - The Story of Adventure By Elm Company with Tim Peare, Ben Gavelda, Chris Wellhausen, Andrew Miller, Shaun Daley, Denver, CO

2015 Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Analogue Project, Month of Photography Los Angeles, Aethesia Studios, Mar Vista, CA

2014 An Evening at Coldsmoke, With Mike Parillo, Eddie Wall, Chase, Hokkaido photographs, Venice, CA

2014 The Good Art, Merchant Modern, Venice, CA

2014 Mother Nature, Curated by Kana Manglapus, ROSEARK, West Hollywood, CA

2014 Analogue Portrait Project, MOPLA, Aesthesia Studios juried by Kwaku Alston, Marc Baptise & Cat Jimenez, Los Angeles, CA 

2013 Rockaway to BK to LA:Artists and Sufers for Sandy Relief: Los Angeles, Waterhouse Project, Venice, CA

2012 CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Route 3, Anthony Discenza Meets Harrell Fletcher Meets Alica McCarthy Meets Eleanor Antin Meets Jason Meadows Meets Rodney Graham Meets Pascal Shirley Meets Ari Marcopoulos Meets Paul McCarthy Meets James Welling Meets Catherine Opie Meets Tammy Rae Carland Meets Ed Ruscha

2012 Happiness Machine, End of Mappo: Spontaniety and Restraint, curated by CC Haun, P0ST, LA, CA

2012 GLCO Summer Art Show, All For the Mountain, Venice, CA

2012 FRESH, MOCA Art Auction, MOCA, LA 101 Collections: Route 3, Wattis Institute, SF, CA

2011 A Place in the Sun: Picturing California, curated by Audrey Landreth, Soho House, LA, CA

2010 Virginia Kleker Memorial Show, MacArthur b Arthur Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 Eros/Thantos Group Exhibition, Toraance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2007 Selections: California College of the Arts Alumni, Water Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA

2007 Coming Up: New Work from recent Graduates of CCA, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, SF, CA Photo San Francisco, SF, CA

2006 Pro Arts Juried Exhibition, Oakland, CA Cafe Royale, SF, CA

2005 Redbrick Center for the Arts, "Fresh Work", Aspen, CO

2005 California College of the Arts, Playspace Graduate Gallery, SF, CA