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The Recession Busting Liverpool One - a photo from yesterday's shoot in the snow...

liverpool_one_shopping-1 Had a great day at Liverpool ONE yesterday photographing images for their 2013 promotional archive. This was the last shot taken - and it really just shows that at 0 degrees and in the snow - people are out and about enjoying shopping at Liverpool's finest shopping area.

Right. Time to pack my bags now. Off to New Zealand for two months - where there'll be more photoshoots... but this time on the beach, in the sun!

Look out for some sunnier, warmer updates from here on in!

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The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral.

Last night I was down at the lovely Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight. Over the past year I have been photographing the galleries and museums in the Merseyside region for their promotional material. It really has been an absolute joy to have "free reign" of some of these incredible spaces. Here's a quick shot of the rotunda from the Lady Lever - with a banquet dinner about to take place.

photo of the lady lever gallery port sunlight

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Bike Right hits the streets of Liverpool - some photos from a sunny summer's morning...

photos of liverpool bike right freedom launch, photography, pics, event, commercial Having recently photographed their "Freedom" campaign - was great to see the images being used for the launch in Liverpool last week. The talented team over at Creative Concern whipped up a snazzy design - which is now being used to great effect.

The campaign shoot consisted of photographing locals from the Everton area who are deciding to ditch their petrol guzzling mobiles - for the freedom of pedal-powered motion. As always - met some fantastic local Liverpool characters. In between laughs - I managed to grab a few shots up on Everton brow - overlooking the City of Liverpool .

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photos of liverpool bike right freedom launch, photography, pics, event, commercial

The group then pedalled their way into town. Making the most of the sunny morning we bagged some shots in front of the epic Three Graces.

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Relish Merseyside and Lancs Book Cover - a photo of the Liverpool Docks

Photo of Liverpool for cover of Relish Merseyside recipe bookSoon to go to print - the lovely guys from Relish have just emailed me the proof to sign off. The brief was to supply an image that was vibrant, colourful and showed Liverpool at its best. Big thanks to Liverpool for turning it on. Simple aim was to find a nice evening and get shooting. You can often find a nice spot in Liverpool and just sit and wait as the sky, colour, shadows all change and an image can literally emerge if you're prepared to wait...

Am now looking forward to the official book launch party on Hope Street.

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Could it be fate? Two strangers meet on a recent photoshoot with new Liverpool online company Fatepod.

A fleeting glimpse, a glance cast, a crowded room, the right place at the right time... could it be fate? I was there to find out on a recent photoshoot with new Liverpool-based online company Fatepod...
The basic premise is you may have seen someone, that catches your eye/tickles your fancy, but don't have the courage to make yourself known. Fatepod gives you that opportunity and potentially more! With a recent mention in the Times, the popularity for this concept is soaring. Fatepod is sure to become more than just a fleeting glimpse!

photos of fatepod couple meeting in town by ant clausen liverpool photographer

photos of fatepod couple meeting in town by ant clausen liverpool photographer

photos of fatepod couple meeting in town by ant clausen liverpool photographer

photos of fatepod couple meeting in town by ant clausen liverpool photographer

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A little slice of paradise in New Zealand - some photos of the Te Arai Lodge

Nestled in native New Zealand bush, near the pristine north eastern coastline is a little piece of paradise. It's called the Te Arai Lodge.

te arai lodge, new zealand

Whilst on my annual pilgrimage back to the homeland, I had the privilege of both staying and being commissioned to photograph this wonderful hideaway. Designed by renowned architect Pip Cheshire, its truly unique attributes become immediately apparent as you descend down the native plant-lined driveway. It has a clever two-part design, joined by an open common space and anchored by a striking concrete moulded chimney. The exterior weatherboards have blended this structure straight into it's natural surroundings. From the photo above you can also see the competition level Petanque court for an afternoon's game with a jug of Pimms at the ready. Walk down to the pontoon and dive into the fresh water "pool" which is rather more like a lake. The waterfall is operated by the push of a button from inside, as are most other things, with the whole house being fitted out with electrical wizardry. One of the benefits of staying for a few days at a place like this is the vision of the architect begins to materialise. The large glass sliding doors framing picture postcard views of rolling countryside out one side. Look out the other side of the house and you get these large doors framing various other incredible views. Slide these doors open and you can create your own bespoke living space, depending on the time of the day, or which way the wind is blowing!

I could wax lyrical all evening about this place. But i'll leave it at that for now. I would suggest the best way to experience this unique little slice of paradise is to go see it for yourself! These photos are for a new website to promote the property - so i'll keep you posted.

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I'm well overdue for a blog catch-up with all the recent work... so will endeavour to do so very soon... so stay tuned!

 

Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily - a quick photo from a recent commission

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Arriving back in the UK this morning - i'm now going through the collection of photos taken at the Tonnara di Scopello - a former tuna factory converted into exclusive residences.

Had an amazing time with two and a half days to capture the Tonnara with a combination of exterior/architectural detail and landscape shots. With no real rush or pending deadlines for the photos, it was pretty darn cool to simply take my time and attempt to capture the various elements of the location at different times of the day.

I will be posting a few shots from the shoot in the coming days, but first up here's a shot taken yesterday evening - one of the last shots I grabbed. This shot was taken with a 30 second exposure. The water was actually quite rough and I had to hold the tripod down due to high winds. The only adjustments made to the photo is a white balance adjustment in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and basic sharpening on output.

 

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Out of Office - taking photos of the Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily

Two months ago I was at the Tonnara di Scopello getting married. Now i'm being commissioned to head back and grab some promotional photos. I must remember to hand my business card out more often! As it's pretty much my favourite place on earth - i've already got an extensive archive of shots of the Tonnara (a converted tuna factory on the northwest coast of Sicily), however the rooms of the Tonnara have not been professionally photographed. So I'll be spending the first half of next week doing just that. The photos will then be used for general marketing purposes etc. Email coverage is few and far between but I'll try and post a couple of blog updates from the piazza in Scopello village. Ciao ragazzi!

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photos of Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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Manchester Chimp Magazine, Brugal Rum and Socio Rehab - some photos from a recent shoot.

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Chimp magazine is Manchester's leading "what's on" guide. The photos from a recent shoot with Brugal Rum at Socio Rehab involved the making of 3 cocktails for use as a PR piece in the magazine. The mag has now hit the streets - so I suggest grabbing a copy and mixing up a coupla cocktails to shake off the ensuing winter blues!

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photos of brugal rum promotion from socio rehab bar and chimp magazine manchester, photography, pics, festival, event, photography

photos of brugal rum promotion from socio rehab bar and chimp magazine manchester, photography, pics, festival, event, photography

photos of brugal rum promotion from socio rehab bar and chimp magazine manchester, photography, pics, festival, event, photography

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Plush new ultra modern offices for Think PR Liverpool - some interior photography.

Designed by Kingston Shaw. leading Liverpool interior designers - Think PR's ultra modern offices are certainly striking in their design and make photographing them all the more engaging!
When presented with a blank canvas it was clear that Kingston Shaw wanted to utilise and produce something special within the four walls, and they sure did.
Without attempting to add further superlatives... here's a few snaps!

 

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interior photography of think pr offices liverpool by ant clausen liverpool photographer

interior photography of think pr offices liverpool by ant clausen liverpool photographer

interior photography of think pr offices liverpool by ant clausen liverpool photographer

interior photography of think pr offices liverpool by ant clausen liverpool photographer

interior photography of think pr offices liverpool by ant clausen liverpool photographer

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This is Ph Creative - a couple of photos from their recent team shoot

Ph Creative - these guys are not your typical creative agency. It seems they like to kick the bog-standard old school design malarcky well into touch. So the brief was to capture their fresh creative take on things in the form of a few relaxed photographs. Without further ado...

 

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Simon Rimmer from BBC Something for the Weekend - photos of his restaurant Greens in Manchester

Rolled over to Manchester to grab some photos for BBC Olive magazine. This time the brief was to try and catch the "busy TV celebrity chef" Simon Rimmer and his restaurant Greens in south Manchester. Great little restaurant with a fab team of chefs rustling up some great vegetarian nosh! Simon Rimmer was a really chilled likeable guy with no hint of the anticipated "i'm on TV so i'm too busy etc etc to talk etc etc." So had a good yarn, took a few photos and then got to eat the food afterwards. Sometimes I really do just love this job!

 

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photos of Simon Rimmer BBC Something for the weekend Greens Manchester, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of Simon Rimmer BBC Something for the weekend Greens Manchester, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of Simon Rimmer BBC Something for the weekend Greens Manchester, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of Simon Rimmer BBC Something for the weekend Greens Manchester, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

Lovin' the fact that there was a bottle of Crowded House NZ sav there too!

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Pete Price hits the beach, Liverpool styles...

Some say Liverpool doesn't have a beach... well that's all changed down at Liverpool One. All we need now is a summer!
Went down to grab some photos of the launch night tonight and for about half an hour, the sun came out! Amazing transformation with palm trees, cocktail bars and the largest portable roller coaster in the world. Fun for the whole family! Definitely worth a look if the evenings turn out to be balmy, warm and dry at some stage... finger's crossed!

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A Portrait of Marco Pierre White. Some PR photos from his recent visit up North.

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photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of marco pierre white celebrity photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

Marco Pierre White is spending a lot more time in the Northwest these days with the White Swan restaurant in Aughton and another in Chester. The brief was to grab a few PR/promo photos of him yesterday. And as a few people have already remarked - it was nice to see him smiling too!

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Promotional photos for the new BBC series of Antiques Road Show

Jonathan Pratt and Charles Hanson were in Liverpool last week as part of the new BBC series of Antiques Road Trip. They're cruising round the UK in an old Alpha Romeo picking up various bargain antiques along the way. There was no love lost between the two and before they came to blows I managed to grab a couple of promo photographs that are going to be used to promote the new series.

"The programme pairs Britain’s best loved antiques experts and sends them on a nail-biting road trip across the UK, competing with each other to make the most money buying and selling antiques. The battle of wits, expert knowledge and egos has proven to be a compelling combination, with the series attracting audiences of up to 2.6 million."

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photography,Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson at the new series tv show on bbc of antiques road trip, 2010, liverpool, ant, clausen, photographer

photography,Jonathan Pratt and Charles Hanson at the new series tv show on bbc of antiques road trip, 2010, liverpool, ant, clausen, photographer

photography,Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson at the new series tv show on bbc of antiques road trip, 2010, liverpool, ant, clausen, photographer

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