Was such a pleasure to photography Myleene Klass in Liverpool recently. She started "tinkling the ivories" and was both amazing to hear - and to photograph...
An entire shoot in heavy rain... that was a challenge and a half! Was fantastic meeting the incredibly engaging, enthusiastic host that is Paul Rose. What a legend! If I have half his vitality when i'm his age - I will be very very happy! Such a pleasure to work with professional people. SO rewarding!
Just had a great meeting with the marketing team at LFC Foundation. Really looking forward to getting my teeth into a new branding project for the team there. It's all heavily image based (which works for me!) and will cover all aspects of the global brand that is LFC!
Photo above is a shoot I did for them a few years back. Lucas Leiva being the only player still there - with Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen moving on in that big ol' professional football world!
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!
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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Beauty, couture and ice. That was the recipe for photographing Jennifer Metcalfe recently at Liverpool One to mark the official launch of the Christmas season in Liverpool One this year. Always the consummate professional - it was a joy from start to finish to photograph the famous Hollyoaks actress (albeit a slightly chilled affair...) Here's a couple of photos from the shoot... For more people and portrait photography please check out Ant's portrait photo portfolio by clicking here: liverpool photographer
Was so nice to both meet and photograph the legendary Lulu at the Manchester Hilton. What a truly inspirational woman and an absolute joy to photograph. Lulu's warm rapport and humility with everyone around her was incredible considering her life spent amidst rock royalty. Love your work Lulu! :)
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Really have been spoilt for choice so far in Auckland, New Zealand. Six photo shoots down and another 10 to go! One very special place for photography between Takapuna and Milford is a little beach called Thornes Bay. It's nestled in between volcanic rock and Pohutukawa trees.
It's an amazing place for photography - so it was just as well I had an amazing family to photograph!
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Flynn and Hugo are mad about basketball. So it was only fitting that our photoshoot was in Downtown Auckland at the new Wynyard Quarter. What was formerly industrial dock wasteland has now been transformed into a very cool urban playground.
With gorgeous morning light there were loads of nice photo opportunities to be had.
I'm always a bit of a sucker for a nicely back-lit silhouette. It just brings a whole new evocative mood to a shot. These particular ones we taken from a low angle to bring the old tramtracks into the shot too.
With the first two weeks of my New Zealand working holiday coming to a close - it's been pretty awesome fun working in my old stomping ground. We're off to Coromandel tomorrow for a week - and due to lots of requests i'm going to be doing another week of portrait shoots when I get back.
It's so nice to be out here in Aotearoa. Weather has been incredible and i've also been capturing some portraits of some pretty amazing people. My first official shoot was with Nicki and her adorable two kids (and her fantastic two retrievers)
Here's a couple of photos from the portrait shoot:
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As mentioned in my previous blog post - here's few more photos from my Aunty Fi's birthday. These are my Uncles, my Aunties, my amazing Mum (second photo) and my Cousins.
Faces I have grown up with. Faces that are family.
So nice to be home!
Here's a few quick portraits of my nieces and nephews. Always love getting updated shots - and always so interesting to see how much their faces have changed.
I have lots of commissioned portrait shoots coming up in the next couple of weeks - I really hope the weather comes good!
Next blog post will be some portraits of older faces - so stay tuned!
Having two whole months off any kind of work is likely to drive me slightly mental. So to counter that i'm going to be shooting portraits in the first couple of weeks. Already have the first week booked up - but give me a holla if you'd like any photographs taken. I've also got an absolute killer wedding to photograph down Mount Maunganui way in March. That is going to be amazing. In between times there'll be plenty of "up at sunrise" coastal shots to be had. Am really looking forward to expanding the fine art photography archive and getting the PRINTS section of the website live.
I'm currently adding a general portrait section to the site as last week I had someone call and ask me "Do you only photograph famous people?" I laughed and told her that was me just trying to show off!
Anyway - back to it. Gotta get some sleep before I photograph some of the LFC team tomorrow at their Melwood training ground.
A perfect winter's morning greeted us as we hit the Liverpool One outdoor shopping complex for some team portraits. The marketing team had a massive year last year with some fantastic events going on. From Gok Wan's Fashion Runway to X Factor stars Rebecca Ferguson and Marcus Collins live in concert - there was always something happening! We were lucky with some soft morning light. We hit a few locations to accentuate the diversity of Liverpool One. Although clean black and white studio portraits can be very effective - I also like getting out and about and utilising the environments in which people work. It gives a nice natural and more contextual feel to the photos. Donna, the Liverpool One Marketing Director - was about to be published in an article relating to the state of retail. We went to both Peter's Lane and Paradise Street to get some portraits that had the necessary retail "feel" to them.
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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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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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A little while back I photographed the model portfolio of Emily. Watch this space for Liverpool's next top model! It was a free model portfolio shoot with Emily signing a model release so we could use the images for our stock photography sites. That way Emily gets international exposure and high res images from the shoot and Ant Clausen Photography receives a small percentage from future image sales. We're currently looking for models for similar shoots, with stock photography being the main theme. The first test shoots will be unpaid, and if the model is successful and has the look we're after, there will be future paid work.Contact Ant Clausen Photography on 07814 457 247 for more details. Here's some photographs from Emily's shoot.
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Brief - capture photographs of resident Margaret of One Park West. Had a lovely cup of tea and met the most amazing person ever. This was last year and tonight I ran into her again. Margaret has many an amazing story to tell. One in particular was her voyage to New Zealand in 1960 to become a seamstress. It just so happened that my Mum was travelling to the UK at that same time... to become a seamstress. A very enjoyable hour sipping tea, chatting away... and grabbing a few snaps somewhere in the middle. This (below) was the very last shot I took. And this, as I was informed of tonight, was also in the Times newspaper a couple of months ago!Have to say I love photography and everything it brings - and i'm never surprised where one's photos end up.. although sometimes it would be nice to know in advance, as I would have been happy to spend a pound to see my first photograph in the Times! (that I know of anyway) Anyway - here's Margaret. From a technical standpoint, yes the background is completely blown out etc etc.. but in fairness... the background was a carpark. The shoot was all about Margaret and I really don't liking using flash, not a big fan at all... so I kinda like the fact that the background is blown out and the focus is more on Margaret (and not the carpark)
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