About Me

My name is Shirley Cruz and I am a multidisciplinary bilingual photographer, cinematographer, director, and FAA certified drone pilot. I am a first-generation New Yorker, born and raised. My experience has allowed me to work across a myriad of productions ranging from social campaigns and broadcast television to commercials, spanning different content creation spaces of today. I am fascinated by combining digital and analog processes while staying up-to-date with current trends and technology.

I am the co-founder of Extra Syrup, a NYC-based production company. We specialize primarily in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, editorial, commercial, and documentary work.

I have been in the industry since 2013.

Extra Syrup 2020 Reel
Added on 1/3/2021
Here's my 2020 reel with my production company Extra Syrup. Extra Syrup is a New York City-based production company specializing in video and photography for social campaigns.


DP – Project Success

February, 2023 — March, 2022
Commercial – Office Depot

DP – Ed Sheeran Cover Shoot

January, 2023 — January, 2023
Online – Rolling Stone Magazine

Camera Operator – Cookie Week

November, 2022 — December, 2022
Online – The New York Times

Camera Operator – Citibank MJ Rodriguez

November, 2022 — November, 2022
Commercial – Citibank & Havas

Camera Operator – Justin Tuck Reveals EXACTLY How New York Beat The GOAT!

September, 2022 — September, 2022
Online – Audible

DP – DP across all Conde Nast publications

July, 2017 — May, 2020
Online – Conde Nast

Work with Shirley Cruz

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