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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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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 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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A Great Day for Photography at the Hub Festival, Liverpool.

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A classic moody Liverpudlian sky greeted the thousands of people coming to the HUB Festival last weekend. This eventually fined up with an amazing sunny afternoon had by all.

To view the complete gallery from the day - please click here: HUB Festival Gallery

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Photos from One Park West Show Apartments - a sneak preview.

Described as being the "jewel in the duke's crown" the final phase of Liverpool One is being implemented. These are the One Park West 17 storey apartments overlooking the Mersey River. I was there for the grand opening by the Duke of Westminster a few months back. Now the apartments are on the market and are being snapped up by savvy Liverpudlians and investors further afield. I was there on Thursday to take a few promotional shots for their new marketing collateral. So, hot off the press, here's a sneak preview inside... one, park, west, photography, liverpool, events, commercial, portrait, photos, photographer, chester, manchester, apartments, wirral, ant, clausen, photographer

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Some photos from the recent Barclays branch opening - Hull.

One of the things i'm lovin about photography here in the North West is it's taking me to a few new places I might not otherwise see. Hull for example. Barclays have recently opened a new branch here, located centrally in the town square. Here's a few photos of the people that both make up the town and visited the new branch that day. I was working this job courtesy of Steve Stills photography who is based in London.barclays-14 [nggallery id=16]

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce - photos from the platform lunch...

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Another great networking event with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. Held at the cool Osqa restaurant bar on Roscoe Street - there was lunch laid on, a bit of speed-networking and presentations by local business people. Next event will be when the tennis comes to town.

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A Photo from New Zealand...

Think i'm over the jet-lag now, so with a bit of luck the blog will start to roll again.Here's one of my favourite shots from my recent trip back home to New Zealand. Taken at sunrise on a beach north of where I grew up - I guess it's the subtle moody tones of the images I like. Last year I was chasing big dramatic landscapes. This year, so far, i'm enjoying more of a toned-down feel. mangawhai-1 To check out some more of my print images - please click here: ant clausen prints

A few photographs for BBC Olive magazine in Leeds

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Housed inside the dramatic Corn Exchange building - I went across to Leeds to photograph the new Piazza by Anthony restaurant for the BBC Olive magazine's July edition.

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