Regeneration of South Manchester and an alternative view of the skyline...

Over the past few years I have worked with the South Manchester region of Wythenshawe - namely their Real Lives and Real Food campaign which has been a great success in the regeneration of such a wonderful area. Had a lovely day down there recently shooting mostly the parks and green areas of Wythenshawe. Climbing up onto the top of an apartment block gave me a nice unique view of the Manchester skyline. I often find it a bit difficult to get a "classic" skyline shot of Manchester as it pales in comparison to Liverpool - but I think this shot definitely does it justice and perhaps paints a different picture of the cold, grey industrial north that people perceive it to be...

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Some photography for BBC Good Food Magazine - Van Zeller restaurant, Harrogate

First started working for the BBC family of food magazines about 7 years ago - and it's great to still be shooting for them all this time later! One of the best things is going to these up and coming restaurants across the north of England - is shooting them before they become famous! One such example is a recent shoot at Van Zeller in Harrogate. A fantastically beautiful Yorkshire town. Nestled in the cobbled backstreets is Van Zeller. A restaurant that is carving out it's own niche of delightfully fresh seasonal fayre. I also got to taste - so I can practice what I preach!
Here's some photos from the shoot:

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

View from above - an aerial drone photograph of the Liver building - Liverpool Waterfront...

The incredible iconic Liver Building in Liverpool city centre - some aerial photography captured with the Drone.

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Our house has made it onto the www.made.com website - design by Natalia, photos by Ant

I have a very talented wife. Not only is she a criminal barrister here in the UK - she's also an interior design visionary. The last two houses we've owned have been cleverly yet sympathetically transformed. Natalia's style is constantly evolving - with her latest effort being spotted by Made.com from her Instagram feed. The black and white contrasts in this latest style is something I love photographing too - so makes it a bit of a "dream team" effort. Special thanks also to Coco our labrador - for adding a hint of "chocolate" to the scene...

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Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Shooting Sharks - this time 13 years ago... some photos from the Red Sea, Egypt

Seems like a lifetime ago now - scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. This time of the year the Oceanic White Tip sharks come up to visit. The water currents and the temperature are just right for these incredible creatures to bask off the back of Elphinstone Reef off the coast of the southern Red Sea. My now wife Natalia took these fab shots of me whilst I was filming the sharks. Warm waters meant no wetsuits and basically no protection whatsoever! Was one of the most epic dives of my life!

Oceanic white tip reef sharks photos - scuba diving in the red sea egypt
Oceanic white tip reef sharks photos - scuba diving in the red sea egypt

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

The Iconic Liverpool Skyline - a panoramic photo on a lovely clear evening

Such a beautiful still evening in LIverpool town. The Liverpool skyline is ever changing and is always such an engaging subject to photograph. Was loving the interesting cloud cover and the chance to see stars over a big city is always a bonus!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

One of my fave recent aerial Liverpool Skyline pics - shot with the Drone.

Wasn't the best night to fly the Drone out over the Mersey - but was just still enough to test the low light capabilities of it. Wind was blowing around 10mph and there was a few blurred shots that were promptly deleted! This panoramic has been stitched together in Photoshop from multiple photos. I love the vantage point/different perspective the Drone gives - on a skyline I have been photographing for over 8 years.

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

Fantastic day's photography today in Liverpool for the Sky Ride cycle round the city

The first thing I did before the Liverpool Sky Ride was look up to the sky. And all I saw was dark grey ominous clouds. But the sky soon cleared and the green leafy streets of south Liverpool were transformed into a sea of high-vis cycling vests cruising their way into the city of Liverpool. I jumped on my own bike and captured some of the action. Here's a few photos below:

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

The three girls that mean the world to me... and then some...

One of the best things about being a professional photographer is having professional equipment at the ready to photograph loved ones. One of the worst things about being a professional photographer is that come the weekend - after a crazy busy week - the last thing I want to do is get my cameras out again! But sometimes... it's a no brainer.

portrait photography liverpool manchester london
portrait photography liverpool manchester london
portrait photography liverpool manchester london

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant

This time next month - from Liverpool to the Greek Island of Zakynthos

Really looking forward to heading back to the amazing Greek Island of Zakynthos or Zante as some people call it! Will be heading back to one of my favourite spots on the planet in the northern part of the Island - Shipwrecks Bay. It has the most insane light blue water. This is because the chalky limestone pebbles are constantly moving/rubbing against each other as the waves roll onto the shoreline. This creates a milky powder, mixed with the blue Med.... and voila!
This time I will also be taking my Drone for a bit of a flight around these amazing cliffs. Can't wait!

photo of shipwrecks bay zakynthos island greece  

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer originally from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo portfolio or here to contact Ant

Ant Clausen Photography - now available on BBC iPlayer...

Great shoot with BBC presenter Paul Hudson up at the dramatic Malham Cove in Yorkshire. This was for a new series based on the extreme weather patterns this crazy planet of ours is currently displaying... Great guy, great location, super shoot!

this is a photo of BBC iPlayer Paul Hudson - weather show

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer originally from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo portfolio or here to contact Ant

A quick little aerial Drone video from Crosby Liverpool

What an absolute beauty day down at "Another Place" in Crosby Liverpool. I had the Drone (new toy) up recording a little bit of video. It's been a while since I recorded any video. About 12 years in fact! But was nice to put together a quick clip to showcase the amazing "iron men" of Crosby beach. Using the Drone takes a bit of practice as controlling the aircraft and the video camera simultaneously takes some concentration. But we got there in the end! Enjoy!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer originally from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo portfolio or here to contact Ant

Queen Elizabeth visits Liverpool - and being her official photographer...

There a few things in life you have to pinch yourself to make sure it's actually happening and real. This was one of them. Was very honoured and privileged to be the official photographer at the Liverpool Town Hall when Her Majesty the Queen visited Liverpool recently. The city of Liverpool also presented her with some of my photography as a gift. Pretty surreal stuff!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo galleries or here to contact Ant

Aerial Drone photography in Liverpool - some adventures with the Phantom 4...

What a magical night for photography in Liverpool - with the inclusion of the amazing LIbertad Tall Ship from Argentina. Always looking for different/unique angles - I took the Drone up to grab a few shots. This is the first shot I took on the beautiful Mersey River.

Then when I got back and looked at the ship - it looked vaguely familiar. I realised I had photographed her in her home country. A few years back I was out in Buenos Aires on assignment for Conde Nast Traveller magazine - and there she was in the beautiful Buenos Aires harbour at sunset. So nice to see her again!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo galleries or here to contact Ant

Wayne Rooney in Liverpool - some photos from his recent visit

Was great to see football legend Wayne Rooney in Liverpool last week on the eve of his testimonial for Manchester United FC

He visited Alder Hey and Claire House - some of his chosen charities for his foundation. Was very impressed with his easy going and relaxed attitude. He really looked comfortable spending his precious time visiting terminally ill chiidren. Here's some photos from his visit. Nice work Wayne!

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photo galleries or here to contact Ant

Food Glorious Food - Restaurant, Hotel and Venue Photography…

Has been a massively busy month with a diverse range of photo shoots going on. Food seems to be ever popular with numerous shoots across various hotels, restaurants and venues in the UK. Here's a selection of some of the photos taken in the past month or so...

Ant Clausen is a professional photographer from New Zealand - currently based in Liverpool. Please click here to view Ant's photos portfolio or here to contact Ant