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The City of Liverpool Waterpolo Team - a few photos from their recent tournament

Was great to be back at the Wavertree Sports Park to take some photos of my old Waterpolo team - Liverpool City. They'd organised an international tournament with teams from all over Europe coming to Liverpool to "play ball." It's been a couple of years since I played and it was very cool to photograph the action and catch up with the lads! If I can just get my shoulder fixed, i'll be able to join them in the water for their next tournament.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - some photos from the concert

Topping off a spectacular Annual Dinner from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or quite simply "OMD" played the awe-inspiring Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool last Thursday night. A little bit before my time - I could still appreciate the resurrection of the classic 80's tracks - played in an even older venue!Taking photographs with a backdrop like the Anglican Cathedral - the zoom lens, for the most part, was kept inside the camera bag. The wide angle was the lens of choice to capture the whole ambience of the amazing interior. There are more photos from the event in a blog post below or click here

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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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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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Performance and Cocktails - a stunning VIP launch at Eastzeast last night in Liverpool. Here's a couple of photos...

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These guys really know how to throw a party! It was all about the performance, the cocktails and the Punjabi food last night at the glamourous VIP launch of Eastzeast restaurant in Liverpool. I was there to grab a few photos for local PR firm Paver Smith who facilitated a fantastic opening night. There's plenty more photos to come - just have to jet off to Manchester for a quick job - then i'll be posting more this afternoon. Stay tuned!

 

MSB Solicitors Liverpool - a photo from a growing company.

photos of MSB solicitors LiverpoolMSB Solicitors Liverpool are one of the top firms in the Northwest region. Their recent growth has meant I have been called back time and time again to photograph their new team members. This was a quick portrait of their management team on the front steps of their new premises in the heart of the financial district on Tithebarne Street.

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Liverpool City Mag - Macula Spectacular Photography on the cover

Earlier last month I was commissioned to photograph the cover for Liverpool City Mag. It was a unique opportunity to get down to the Macula Spectacular event before it all kicked off. The shots ended up being taken around 1am once they had all the projection artwork lined up on the Liver Building. Another advantage was I could get the guys to freeze the animation so I could get a nice long exposure at low ISO.liverpool city mag cover photography

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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Reflection on the Waterfront - some photos from an epic opening night in Liverpool

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A very quick photo-driven blog post from the amazing Reflection on the Waterfront opening night in Liverpool. Have had numerous people asking me today how it was - so here it is! A fantastic blues set from Connie Lush got the night off to a cracking start. People poured in from all over the Northwest for the Macula Spectacular and it was great to photograph it with the atmosphere of hundreds of people in front of the lens...

Am currently editing a lifestyle shoot today - then it's back off again tonight to photograph the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra performing on the waterfront. Gonna be another brilliant night - get down there y'all!

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Macula Spectactular Liverpool - a ghoulish set of test photos before the big night tonight...

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Getting to take photos of the lads getting the Macula Spectacular ready was a fantastic night (middle of the night mind)... and they started with a few of their own ghoulish images being projected onto the Liver Building... everything around, dark, quiet... gave an eerie feeling to the whole scenario. Contrasting that with tonight - the opening night of the "On the Waterfront Liverpool" event - it's sure to be buzzing! Get down there from 10:15 onwards to check out the Liver Building like you've never seen her before!

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Liverpool ONE Beach - let the summer roll on! A few photos from the launch last night...

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Another year has flown by and it was time to grab a few photos of the bigger, better, faster, stronger Liverpool One Beach. It's got everything you'd want from a tropical paradise... without the 8 hour flight! Pineapple pina coladas, Zumba in the park, Beach volleyball, barbecues, alfresco dining patio etc etc... Lots of fun for all the family... Go down and check it now!

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Liverpool is Macula Spectacular! Some photos from a sneak preview last night...

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Commissioned by a Liverpool magazine I was lucky enough to capture a sneak preview with some photos of the "Macula Spectacular" last night. Dramatic 3D animations are being projected onto the walls of the Liver Building and the new Museum of Liverpool - telling the intriguing story of the history of Liverpool. This technical wizardry comes to Liverpool all the way from the Czech Republic and will be on show officially Friday night 10:30pm. I definitely recommend you go down and check it out!

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The new Liverpool Waterfront Pier Head - a photo from the warm afternoon recently (there was one trust me!)

photo of liverpool pier head on the waterfront of the mersey This photo of the new Pier Head on the waterfront of Liverpool was taken early summer when the sun was setting nice and early. The sun turns a lovely golden colour as it begins to set out West over the Welsh mountains...

I'm currently madly trying to get my galleries all sorted before we head off to Italy next week. If I wasn't having the busiest week of photography ever - I might actually have a chance!

 

Mel C - a portrait after last night's gig with the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra - supporting the Roy Castle Cancer Foundation

photos of mel c from spice girls fame at Liverpool philharmonicA quick portrait from last night. Mel C was gracious enough to stick around after her gig at the Philharmonic for a couple of photographs. Originally from Liverpool, Mel C (do I even need to mention the Spice element?) came back home to play with the Liverpool Philharmonic in an intimate gig fundraiser for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. I'll be posting more from the show which included Holby City star Mark Moraghan and Garry Christian, former lead singer of The Christians.

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One Park West Liverpool Show Apartments, some photos from yesterday

one park west show apartment liverpool photosBack again yesterday to ONE PARK WEST LIVERPOOL to grab some photos of their new show apartment. Was blessed with a blue sky and the view was to die for! Here's a link to the gallery of images: One Park West Show Apartment Gallery On another note - am currently changing my hosting over... and that's gonna take a few days - so the blog will be taking a backseat till later next week. See y'all on the other side...

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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Singing Sensation Laura White - some photos from a recent Manchester Event

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The voice of sensational singer Laura White is certainly something very special to experience. Known from the controversial exit from the X-Factor a couple of years back - i'm confident this year the negative aspects of that will be put well behind and she will be known for what she is right now - an undisputed up and coming star. Her voice can move people to tears and then have them dancing in the aisles. Truly a pleasure to experience and photograph. I look forward to her debut album coming out later in 2011!

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Laura was singing at an event in Manchester. I take photographs at lots of different events in the Northwest - and it's always great to shoot an event with the team at Connect-In - they are the consummate professionals and a pleasure to work with.

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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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Liverpool sees Chinese New Year off with a BANG - some photos from yesterday...

Another fantastic Chinese New Year kicked off with a rather large BANG yesterday in the city of Liverpool. We are now in the year of the rabbit it looks like it's going to be a good one! I was down there to grab a few photos of the event and although there was no blue sky to be seen - it certainly didn't stop half of Liverpool turning out for another brilliant event run by the guys at Liverpool City Council.

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The sun hangs low in the winter sky and casts long shadows on Paradise Street - Liverpool ONE.

liverpool one paradise street in the winter by ant clausen photographer A cold, yet perfect afternoon for photography. Working for Liverpool ONE I had a couple of hours to capture and update their portfolio of images. This time of the year is just magical for taking photos with the soft light casting long shadows on the city streets.

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John Barnes pops in to support Claire House at the Nova Restaurant Opening in Heswall.

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Was great to see legendary Liverpool footballer John Barnes turn out in support of Claire House and new restaurant Nova in Heswall last night. Was there to grab a few quick PR photos of the frivolities... more photos to come!

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