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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.

For more PR, commercial and other photography - head back to my website Photography Liverpool

Emmet Scanlan aka "bad boy Brendan" from Hollyoaks - some photos for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Emmet Scanlan, Irish actor from Hollyoaks and numerous other movies is giving up smoking as part of the lung cancer awareness month of November. I popped down to "Hollyoaks-ville" to grab some PR photos for Roy Castle. Emmet had was already into his first day of giving up... and actually seemed very pleasant considering! After 16 years of chain-smoking, and then going cold-turkey - we all wish you the very best mate!

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photos of Emmet Scanlan actor for Hollyoaks for Roy Castle by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography

photos of Emmet Scanlan actor for Hollyoaks for Roy Castle by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography

photos of Emmet Scanlan actor for Hollyoaks for Roy Castle by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography

For more PR, commercial and other photography - head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen

It's all about the Turkeys! Some photos for Lunya restaurant Liverpool

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The brief - head out to a farm and grab some photos of 100 turkeys grazing in a field. Yep, no worries!
These Turkeys are being hand reared at Thurstaston Farm exclusively for Lunya restaurant in the heart of Liverpool One. Owner and executive chef Peter Kinsella was giving me the low down on how important it is that these Turkeys are hung for 12 days and then slow cooked in their wood-burning brick oven for the ultimate, succulent bird! Might have to head along and give them a try myself!

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To see more photos from this shoot please click here Lunya Turkeys Liverpool

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Brugal Rum hits the streets of Manchester. Some photos from the Northern Quarter.

Saturday afternoon I headed across to Manchester to grab some photographs of the Brugal Rum Promotion goin' on. Introduced to the UK in 2008 - the Dominican Republic Rum is now being heavily promoted in the Northwest. They've teamed up with some of the country's top street artists to create large murals on the city streets - successfully drumming up publicity 'guerilla-styles.'
Brugal claims to be the fourth largest and fastest growing rum in Europe with over 1 million cases being sold a year in Spain alone. I was in Manchester last week photographing a few Brugal cocktails in a local bar. I'll put some photos up shortly from that, but first, here's some photos of the street mural, in the bohemian Northern Quarter of Manchester.

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To see more photos from this shoot please click here Brugal Rum Photos Manchester

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Mathew Street Festival 2010 - some photos from an awesome weekend!

Bigger, better and definitely sunnier! Another Mathew Street Festival is done and dusted - and what an amazing weekend it was! Perfect early autumnal weather greeted the thousands of Liverpudlians who hit the streets, for what is now the biggest street party in Europe!I'll be posting photos from the festival in the coming days, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a few for starters...

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Mathew Street Festival Kicks off with a beauty blue sky day...

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Starting off with rain looming - the clouds disappeared and the Mathew Street Festival Liverpool 2010 kicked off with a bang!
Turned out to be a great day for photography. Here's a quick snap from the Black Eyed Peaz on the Superlambanana stage. There'll be plenty more photos to come...

New Zealand Coastline - some photos from my favourite beaches...

As it's a lazy Sunday and all... have been looking through a few images taken from my last trip back to New Zealand. There's one particular beach just over an hour's drive north from my home in Auckland. You can drive up there on a Sunday morning and literally have the whole beach to yourself. It's an amazing part of the world with a nice little wave peeling in, perfect for longboards. But perhaps one of my favourite things about this beach is that you can rock up in your car, don't have to pay for parking, and you can pitch your tent where you like and spend a day or two in the most beautiful part of the world whenever you like!

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Something for the petrol-heads! Pageant of Power, Cholmondeley photos 2010

A break in the weather gave me a window of half an hour to run round and grab some photos of the Pageant of Power, Cholmondeley. Lucky there was some sun otherwise there would only be close-up shots of V12 engines! A fantastic setting down in the Cheshire country-side, the pageant of power is essentially a festival for those who prefer the smell of gasoline to music. Although some might argue, the sound of a supercharged V12 engine is music to ones ears!

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Isla Gladstone first Birthday Party, Stanley Park, Liverpool - here's the photos!

Great night had by all at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory's first birthday and a great night for photography! Storm clouds were brewing in the distance as the sun was trying to set, provising some lovely ethereal-type light filtering through... here's a few photos from the event...

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It's Isla's first birthday tonight...

So i'll be heading down to grab a few photos of the festivities. It sounds like the Isla Gladstone Conservatory has had a very colourful history... being burned down, left to neglect, and now has been restored and standing proud in the re-furbished Stanley Park. It's been a pleasure to be part of its first year with lots of great events going on in the summer.tonight is sure to be another one! Like most other glasshouses it's a fantastic venue for photography with lovely light filtering through from different angles. Here's a few photographs from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 160th birthday from a couple of weeks back...

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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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The New Liverpool Skyline - a photo from a recent night time shoot.

Was recently commissioned to take a few photos in and around Liverpool. I made my way down to the Mersey one clear evening and grabbed a few shots. Conscious of the number of Liverpool Skyline shots i've both seen and taken since i've been living here, I zoomed in a little closer and tried to capture a different take on the skyline.

Photo of the Liverpool Skyline at night with reflection in the Mersey

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

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Summer Beach Volleyball in Liverpool ONE - some photos from Tuesday night

After raining all day, the sun came out and I headed down to Liverpool ONE to grab some photos of the new beach volleyball set-up. And what a fantastic set-up it is! Beside the new outdoor plunge pool and next to the tropical cocktail bar is where it can be found. Perfect for the balmy summer evenings, grab a team of workmates and head on down for a quick game of beach volleyball followed by an ice cold cocktail!

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More photos from the Liverpool One Summer Beach!

Hard to believe the sun came out in Liverpool One for about half an hour yesterday - but luckily enough it did - and gave me the opportunity to fulfil the brief of capturing photos of people out in the sun having a good time at the new Liverpool One beach!

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On another note I hope people reading this blog aren't freaking out too much with the fact i've written two blog entries in two days! Will be endeavouring to write my blog a lot more often in an attempt to keep ya'll updated with what's happening in Ant's world. Cheers all!

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

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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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Workshops in Liverpool with Ant Clausen Photography

Yep, after much request - i'm starting my first photography workshops in February. All going well - these will be on-going throughout the year.The first workshop will run over two Saturday's and will be an intensive, practical, hands-on course for beginners and intermediate level photographers. The emphasis will be on getting to know everything about your camera and photography very quickly - learning and discussing what makes an eye-catching, captivating photo - and then putting it into practice by going out and taking some professional quality shots around town. We'll then discuss further and explore different techniques and styles for the next Saturday. For more information please email Ant Clausen or call 07814 457 247. First dates will be 7th and 14th of February. Photography Workshops run from 10am to 2pm. Total price is £150. Maximum 6 people per workshop. liv-1

Celebrating the film-makers of Liverpool...

A great night out to celebrate some of the young film-making talent of Liverpool. Sponsored by Atlantic Chambers, and held at FACT - the overall winner was Paul Banner for his short film, The Thing About Being A Man. The night then carried on over the road to Alma de Cuba. It's always a challenge to photograph in Alma de Cuba, with there being little ambient light to play with. First shot is taken on a tripod with the ISO cranked up to about 1600. A live band came on later and it was a great chance to get the 70 - 200VR out and meter for the candle light behind the band. Quite like the silhouette of this young Chinese double-bassist - and even though there's not much light, there's always a few different shots to be had. To head back to Ant Clausen Photography - click here

The Hammer goes down in Speke

Another frosty morning in Liverpool led me out near the John Lennon airport in Speke for the Merseyside Property Auction. Was also a great opportunity to catch a few shots of the old plane sitting out the front! The auction soon got under way with many people getting a few bargains - if only I had a few spare pennies! All in all, a great auction!

She's all go at Static!

A couple of months ago I moved into Static Gallery, Liverpool - where i'm sharing a pretty darn cool office space with local photographers Deana Clarke and Matt Thomas There's a lovely big studio space, a noodle bar/cafe as part of the Biennial project and numerous other creative businesses all under the one roof that is Static. Thursday night is the time to come down and sample some Korean culinary delights. Otherwise if i'm not out shooting - you can catch me there most days. Espresso maker is on the premises - so feel free to stop by for a brew!