Christy Flaherty (aka XINELAINE) has appreciated the feminine form through her camera lens for years.

Her photographic work examines themes of femininity, sexuality, mystery, and power. Self taught, her journey began with self portraiture as a means of exploration and empowerment. Christy has since shared that experience with many other women through experimental and cinematic portrait sessions.

She is inspired by sunlight and shadow, film, soundtracks, and capturing moments in time that would otherwise be forgotten.

Press & Interviews
“Behind the Scenes of Christy Flaherty’s Upcoming Photo Exhibition” — Pure Nowhere
“Femme Fatale” — Curated by Girls 
“Femininity & Sexuality with Christy Flaherty” — Brekfast 
“20 Female Photographers on the Rise” — H Collective
“Experimental Portraits” — Shoot It With Film
“Feminine Innocence, Raw Sexuality” — Pure Nowhere
“Perspectives of Beauty” — Adolescent
“The Girls Who Dream” — The 405

Select Features
2019. Nakid // Femme Fatale
2019. Girl Gaze // Portrait Collection
2019. C-heads // Everything We Love About Summer
2019. Sticks and Stones Agency // Kiss Goodnight
2019. Curated by Girls // Femme Fatale
2019. Rekt // The Witch of the Wood
2019. Classics Magazine // Portrait Collection
2019. Rekt // Sunbleached
2019. Sticks and Stones Agency // Ultra Love
2019. Rekt // Cauldron of Mourning
2018. Adolescent // Auburn at Dusk
2018. Vogue Italia // Portrait Collection
2018. Saperlipopette Magazine // True Romance
2018. Rekt // Fresh & Clean
2018. Rekt // Paradise Lost
2017. Saperlipopette Magazine // Dream On
2017. Sticks and Stones Agency // Delirium

Publications
2019. The Black Issue // Nakid
2019. Annual Book // The Independent Photographer

Awards & Recognition
2018. The Independent Photographer // Black & White
2018. F-Stop Magazine Issue #92 // At Night

Previous and Upcoming Exhibitions
2019. FEMME FATALE // Solo Exhibition
2017. Wolf & Finch // Group Exhibition

Select Clients
Classics Magazine, Field Botanicals, Ookioh, Classic Rock Couture, Darling Distraction, Rainbow OPTX, The Daisy Hoard, Boodwah, Seeker Intimates, Beej

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