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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 photos from the emotional last voyage of the HMS Liverpool...

photos of hms liverpool,navy, vessel, ship, manchester, photography, pics, cruise, event, photography A misty, still morning on the Mersey. The perfect setting for some photos of the HMS Liverpool's return. The emotional last journey will culminate in her being De-commissioned after an illustrious career in the British Navy. She'll be docked in Liverpool over the weekend - and I'll be back down on Monday morning to capture her departure. Here's some photos from her arrival...

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Laura White - some photos from her stunning live show at the Lowry Theatre

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography I was lucky enough to be invited along to photograph Laura White's live show to celebrate the launch of her debut album "Lyrics in my Underwear" Set amongst the splendid grandeur of the Lowry Theatre - the show delivered on its promise. Laura White, a natural star in the making, sang songs from her debut album that has been carefully crafted over the past couple of years. With strong "hometown" support the show had an intimacy and flow that was special to watch, and a style to match. Fashion designer Spencer Lammy created various couture pieces for Laura to wear on the night. Stunning high fashion was the standard. I have been lucky enough to photograph Laura in some smaller gigs around the country over the past couple of years. And it's with these I have watched her perfect her craft. Saturday night however, was her chance to truly shine.

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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 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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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...

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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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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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!

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

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Big night tonight - the official launch of the Boot Room at Liverpool Football Club

Am headed down shortly to photograph the festivities at the Boot Room, the new restaurant at LFC. There'll be a host of celebs, a UEFA cup match live at Anfield and James Skelly, singer from the Coral performing at the after match party... photos will be up soon after... Meanwhile here's a photo I grabbed a while back shooting some initial promotional shots for them...

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Liverpool locals brave the cold and turn out for John Lennon's Anniversary. Some photos from tonight's moving vigil.

A cold but special night at the inaugural John Lennon Vigil. Was down there to grab some PR photos next to the Peace Monument in Chavasse Park, Liverpool One. Was a great turnout considering the freezing cold temperatures. Lots of Liverpool locals were holding candles and glow sticks whilst singing along, to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of John Lennon's untimely death. Here's some photos from tonight.

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A North West Winter - some photos of the frostiness...

It's a lovely thing when the countryside gets blanketed in snow and frost. Problem is finding time to photograph it! Was up St. Helens way yesterday, pulled off the A57 and attempted to capture some of the frostiness.

It's a very cold, but magical time of the year up here...

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photos of Liverpool Snow and frost at Christmas by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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An Annual Dinner with Liverpool's Finest - some photos of last night's chamber of commerce dinner

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A fantastic night had by all at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at the ACC Convention Centre last night. Was certainly a bit of a "who's who" in the business world. A great turn out of 581 of Liverpool's finest local businesspeople. The Earl of Derby began proceedings followed by CEO of the Chamber Jack Stopforth. Lord Heseltine gave a compelling speech and further instilled the importance this man has had on Liverpool's past few decades of development. Was great to hear he was ultimately responsible for keeping landmarks such as the Albert Dock from being torn down. Finally business icon Martin Broughton rounded off the speeches. A great night and an optimistic future ahead for the City of Liverpool.

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photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 with Lord Heseltine by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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Lord Heseltine hits Liverpool - some photos from this morning.

Pulling up in his late model Maserati - this man knows how to travel in style. Lord Heseltine is here for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner tonight. I'm just learning more about the man and his ties with Liverpool that date back to the Toxteth riots of the 80's. Will no doubt be an interesting speech this evening in front of the 581 Liverpool businesspeople that are turning out for the annual dinner.

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photos of Lord Heseltein - Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Lord Heseltein - Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Lord Heseltein - Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Lord Heseltein - Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner - some photos from 2009...

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On the eve of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2010 - I've finally got round the posting some photos from last year's annual dinner, set in the amazing Anglican Cathedral Liverpool.

Last year's event featured Marks and Spencer's Stuart Rose. This year - at the Arena, Liverpool will be welcoming Lord Heseltein. Sure to be another fantastic Annual Dinner. I'll promise to post photos a little bit earlier this time!

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photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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