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The window that won... the photo that won the best view in the UK! Museum of Liverpool.

Massive congratulations to the Museum of Liverpool for winning the best view in the UK and it was with this photo that they took the top prize... Always more than happy to help!

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

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!

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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

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

UK Prime Minister David Cameron. A photo from his recent visit to Liverpool

Arriving on his helicopter and leaving soon after - there was only a short window to photograph David Cameron on his recent visit to Liverpool. With the fastest growing economy outside of London - Liverpool is the place to be!

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Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar - some photos of their WOW Bar...

One of my favourite new clients - Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar has the most incredible in-house bar. The WOW Bar. The standard in-house cafe you find everywhere is old hat. Harvey Nichols are re-inventing the "shopping wheel" with this concept. Why settle for coffee when you could relax into a freshly shaken cocktail made by expert bartender Danny?

This recent shoot I did for them was to promote this very cool concept. Next time you're out shopping and need to take a few minutes to chill and take the edge off... head over to the WOW Bar. I very much doubt you will be disappointed...

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photos of harvey nichols beauty bazaar wow bar in liverpool one city centre
photos of harvey nichols beauty bazaar wow bar in liverpool one city centre
photos of harvey nichols beauty bazaar wow bar in liverpool one city centre
photos of harvey nichols beauty bazaar wow bar in liverpool one city centre
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Ice Dress in Liverpool One - a photo from yesterday's shoot with model Lanie Wilson

photo of lanie wilson in ice dress in liverpool one Thoroughly enjoyed photographing Lanie Wilson yesterday posing as the Ice Queen for a publicity shoot. Carved out of Ice by Anne-Marie Taberdo. Designed by Philip Armstrong, this amazing ice sculpture is now on display in Liverpool One as part of their Xmas/winter festivities. Grab your winter woolies and pop on down for a look!

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Love Me Do - A Beatles Story. A quick video from the Guinness World Record Attempt in Liverpool.

1631 Liverpudlians came out in force to successfully break the Guinness World Record on Friday.

At 11.50am UK time today the people of Liverpool smashed a Guinness World Record and in doing so celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ in unique style.

Instigated by the city’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction with the support of Liverpool City and the Albert Dock, 1631 people sang their hearts out on a cold October morning smashing the previous record set by a group in Chicago, USA in October 2011

Their backdrop? The city’s iconic Liver Building of course.

The record – the most people singing ‘in a round’ – previous stood at 897. ‘A round’ is where two groups sing exactly the same melody with each group beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices.

Those contributing to smash the Guinness World Record included 1400 local choir members, Liverpudlians, international tourists, local schools, lunching office workers, shoppers and a legion of Beatles fans who had travelled from as far away as Brazil, Argentina, Norway and even Australia. There was even a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary attending who’d had ‘Love Me Do’ as their first wedding dance!

Special thanks to "word-wizard" Richard Hector-Jones from Creative Concern for the press release above.

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This Red Chair Has Your Name On It - Liverpool ONE Summer Beach Has Launched!

Photo of Liverpool One summer beach launch Whoever said that England doesn't have a summer?

The sun was shining, the cocktails flowing and the funky band were a' playin! Yep it's that time of year again when Liverpool ONE is creatively converted into everything that's good about going to the beach. Well worth a look this weekend - if we all collectively do a little sun dance... there'll be lazy hazy days of summer to be had down at the beach. Go check it!

Caribbean Princess hits the shores of the Mersey this morning - a quick photo of the majestic ocean liner...

photos of caribbean princess in liverpool, photography, pics, cruise terminal, event Coming off the back of a big two week commercial photography job - it was nice to get back down and see the crew at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal this morning. The Caribbean Princess sailed quietly up the Mersey at 6am this morning.

I was back on the terminal to grab some PR and marketing shots - documenting the hustle and bustle of guests from all over the world disembarking to see Liverpool for the first time. I was also lucky enough to get a guided tour on board from one of the brilliant Filipino security guards.

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The weather wasn't ideal as the ominous clouds were rolling over from Manchester as they usually do... :)

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But there were a few carefully exposed shots to be had regardless!

She'll be sticking around for a couple of days - so head on down and have a wee look!

Right... now it's off to photograph the annual Liverpool ONE Beach festivities. Long may the sun continue to shine!

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Sue is a Beatles Fan. She travelled all the way from California for the John Lennon Candle Vigil in Liverpool

It's a massive shame that her Liverpool cab-driver didn't know where it was then! Hey-ho... I'd just finishing photographing the chilly outdoor vigil when I first saw Sue. I was with the 'Creative Concern' crew (a top draw Agency from over Manchester way) heading over to the Beatles Story for the second half of the Vigil. She was kinda distraught after being driven around Liverpool City Centre for the past hour. Good news then that the vigil continued and Sue got to boogie to Twist and Shout and numerous other Beatles tracks being belted out by the local musicians. These devoted fans turn up every year to commemorate the untimely death of John Lennon. Sue's fingernails have photos on them from the various times she's met Paul McCartney. Now that's a dedicated fan!

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photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

A chilly start to the evening culminated in a nice cosy singalong with cups of tea and coffee kindly supplied by the Beatles Story...

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photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

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photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

On another note - I have 5 more sleeps till i'll be headed back to New Zealand for Christmas

So even though the blogging has not exactly been great the past few months due to the photography going a little bit nuts - i'll be blogging a lot more in the new year! Ciao a tutti!

Liverpool's Epstein Theatre to open as a live music venue - some PR photos from last week...

What amazing news for the Liverpool Music scene with the re-opening of a classic theatre. It's been renamed after the Beatle's manager Brian Epstein. The venue will be operated by Liverpool Sound City, which will also use the venue to showcase pop culture in art and drama productions. I jumped on my bike and grabbed a few PR shots for the local press. The brief was "group shot, possibly Vanity Fair style" which always makes me laugh! But hey, I gave it a shot... with a group of 32 people from the music industry - was always going to be a challenge! If there were only 10 to 12 to photograph - it might just have worked. I also had to grab a couple of quick portraits of Dave Pichilingi, chief executive of Sound City and Wendy Simon - councillor of Liverpool. I then fired the shots straight off to the Liverpool press and they were in the paper the next day. I look forward to an exciting future ahead for the venue and Liverpool Music!

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X Factor Star Rebecca Ferguson sings in Liverpool on the eve of her album launch - some photos from last week's event

As it's been proven time after time - the best artist in the X-Factor competition doesn't always win. One such artist - Rebecca Ferguson had a special homecoming gig in Liverpool One recently. She even spared time to have a cup of tea and a few photos with some fans nearby before the concert. Singing outside in Liverpool One the cheers of a maddening crowd soon hushed as her distinctive soul/jazz voice found its rhythm. Her daughter then came on stage and made the show that much more special. A local Liverpool lass with a rare talent and natural humility to boot. I'm looking forward to having a listen to the whole album "Heaven" which has now been released. If the rest is as good as the singles i've heard already... it's sure to be a wee gem...

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photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

Speaking of X-Factor - current finalist and Liverpool sensation Marcus Collins is doing a special show this Wednesday night at Liverpool One which i'll be photographing. I'll try and post some photos from that soon after!

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First the Beatles - then Gok Wan... some photos from the hysteria surrounding his recent visit to Liverpool One

As I arrived to shoot the Gok Wan fashion roadshow event - I wondered if i've mistakenly got the wrong event... Groups of screaming girls (and boys) crying helplessly at the thought of seeing their iconic fashion hero - Gok Wan. I have to admit I did actually ask some of the girls why they were screaming. I was completely unaware of the hysteria surrounding this modern day fashion idol.

But sure enough - a fleeting glimpse from Gok from behind the stage was enough to prove that this wasn't another one of my Friday afternoon daydreams.

The crowd went absolutely nuts. The show ensued. The rest is history. Here's some photos.

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The Ultimate Anfield Experience - some photos from Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool Football Club PhotosI've been working with Liverpool Football Club quite a bit recently - taking photographs for their promotional purposes. This time - a whole day spent capturing the Ultimate Anfield Experience. If you are a proper red fan - then this day is like manna from heaven. You get to play football with ex-Liverpool stars, have lunch with them and then get a tour round Anfield Stadium. The day I was there, a couple of guys had flown over from Pakistan just for this day! Now that, is a proper red fan. I'll post a few more from different aspects of the day shortly - but for now here's a couple from when you visit the LFC Locker Room. Liverpool Football Club Photos

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Brabners Stuart Liverpool - some photos from a recent team shoot...

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Brabners Stuart - corporate legal finance experts - are an integral part of Brabners Chaffe Street, based in Liverpool. The brief was to grab some corporate portraits "but not the usual bog-standard type." That's always a bit of a challenge as one person's perspective on creativity is always different to the next. So what I like to do is allow myself enough time to develop a bit of a rapport with the clients, rather than rushing in, saying "cheese", "thank you", then leaving. I also like to try and get away with not carrying too much extra lighting and equipment with me - as it often takes a lot more time to set-up than it does to grab the shots. People waiting around for anything tend to be unhappy people! So I was lucky enough to have available light from a large office window and a neutral coloured wall with which to shoot the black and white head shots. The team shots were set-up on a balcony (with rain pouring down) and the Liverpool Town Hall in the background. We waited for a break in the weather to bag the last couple of shots of them walking across the square effortlessly chatting away as only good lawyers could do! The black and whites and toned colour were all produced in Lightroom and tend to suit the moody feel of the day.

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Gaddafi is killer... Gaddafi must go!!! The sounds ringing through the streets of Liverpool this afternoon...

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Was just riding back from a job down at One Park West, Liverpool - and came across a crowd of angry Libyans in the street chanting. I don't often have my professional camera gear with me whilst wandering through town, so thought it would silly not to stop and grab a couple of photos. The world has certainly gone wild. Post Egypt, the oppressed now have renewed hope. Having lived in Egypt running scuba diving boats - it was nice to see a protest with an international flavour in the streets of Liverpool. Further on the 'world gone wild' them - it's certainly been a tough week with the earthquake back home in New Zealand. It's heart-breaking, soul destroying and i'm no less stunned looking at photos coming out of New Zealand. This is one time it's pretty tough being so far away from home. My thoughts are with you all back home. 'Kia kaha', be strong and together, somehow, you'll get through it my Kiwi bro's and sisters.

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The Return of the King - Kenny Dalglish at the recent opening of LFC Boot Room

image photo of kenny dalglish, manager liverpool football club, lfc, by ant clausen photographyThe much hyped return of King Kenny Dalglish to the manager position of Liverpool Football Club is now starting to fully come to fruition, with recent wins against some of the top premier clubs. When you live in Liverpool - you'd literally have to have your head stuck in a "muddy pool" to not know about the recent return of King Kenny, or anything to do with LFC to be honest! The recent opening of the "Boot Room" which is a fantastic family oriented restaurant steeped in history and a great place to have a meal before or after the game, has been a huge success. I've been there recently to grab some promotional photos and also sample some of their culinary delights. I thoroughly recommend you go do the same!

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