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Stairway to the basement - St. Georges Hall Liverpool.

photo of saint georges hall liverpool Spent an amazing morning taking photographs of the interior of St. Georges Hall Liverpool. This original stairway caught my eye as I made my way into the Catacombs (which have not been seen by public for 160 years).

This fascinating aspect of St Georges Hall will once again be used for different events throughout 2014. Definitely worth a look!

Another great day at the races - some photos from the Aintree Grand National 2013

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photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

What a superb day at the races! The Aintree Grand National kicked off with blue sky and sunshine yesterday. Well turned-out Liverpudlians were out in force! I was there to take photos for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce who once again put on a great event in the Amberleigh House Pavilion. Over 400 local Liverpool business people all under the one roof. All in all a fantastic day and great to be back on this side of the world again!

 

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Hey New Zealand - See ya for a few photos in a couple weeks...

baby portrait photography liverpool photographer ant clausen Pretty cool that it'll be the first time we head back home to New Zealand as a family. The reality of it all is starting to kick in - and it's going to be a pretty friggin cool couple of months!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Love Me Do - A Beatles Story. A quick video from the Guinness World Record Attempt in Liverpool.

1631 Liverpudlians came out in force to successfully break the Guinness World Record on Friday.

At 11.50am UK time today the people of Liverpool smashed a Guinness World Record and in doing so celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ in unique style.

Instigated by the city’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction with the support of Liverpool City and the Albert Dock, 1631 people sang their hearts out on a cold October morning smashing the previous record set by a group in Chicago, USA in October 2011

Their backdrop? The city’s iconic Liver Building of course.

The record – the most people singing ‘in a round’ – previous stood at 897. ‘A round’ is where two groups sing exactly the same melody with each group beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices.

Those contributing to smash the Guinness World Record included 1400 local choir members, Liverpudlians, international tourists, local schools, lunching office workers, shoppers and a legion of Beatles fans who had travelled from as far away as Brazil, Argentina, Norway and even Australia. There was even a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary attending who’d had ‘Love Me Do’ as their first wedding dance!

Special thanks to "word-wizard" Richard Hector-Jones from Creative Concern for the press release above.

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Caribbean Princess hits the shores of the Mersey this morning - a quick photo of the majestic ocean liner...

photos of caribbean princess in liverpool, photography, pics, cruise terminal, event Coming off the back of a big two week commercial photography job - it was nice to get back down and see the crew at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal this morning. The Caribbean Princess sailed quietly up the Mersey at 6am this morning.

I was back on the terminal to grab some PR and marketing shots - documenting the hustle and bustle of guests from all over the world disembarking to see Liverpool for the first time. I was also lucky enough to get a guided tour on board from one of the brilliant Filipino security guards.

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The weather wasn't ideal as the ominous clouds were rolling over from Manchester as they usually do... :)

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But there were a few carefully exposed shots to be had regardless!

She'll be sticking around for a couple of days - so head on down and have a wee look!

Right... now it's off to photograph the annual Liverpool ONE Beach festivities. Long may the sun continue to shine!

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Bike Right hits the streets of Liverpool - some photos from a sunny summer's morning...

photos of liverpool bike right freedom launch, photography, pics, event, commercial Having recently photographed their "Freedom" campaign - was great to see the images being used for the launch in Liverpool last week. The talented team over at Creative Concern whipped up a snazzy design - which is now being used to great effect.

The campaign shoot consisted of photographing locals from the Everton area who are deciding to ditch their petrol guzzling mobiles - for the freedom of pedal-powered motion. As always - met some fantastic local Liverpool characters. In between laughs - I managed to grab a few shots up on Everton brow - overlooking the City of Liverpool .

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photos of liverpool bike right freedom launch, photography, pics, event, commercial

The group then pedalled their way into town. Making the most of the sunny morning we bagged some shots in front of the epic Three Graces.

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Buenos Aires assignment published in Conde Nast Traveller...

photos of conde nast traveller article on buenos aires by ant clausen photography Still feeling like i'm playing catch-up from the madness of a couple months ago. Journalist friend Pete Healy from New Zealand gives me the call on a Thursday afternoon: "Mate, i'm on my way Buenos Aires - writing a story for Conde Nast Traveller - and I need a photographer. I've shown them your website and they want to book you"

I then took a quick look at my diary for the next few days - editing, portraits and studio shoots. All of which were not time critical. Next phone call was made to my 'travel agent extraordinaire' Dean Wilson. 18 hours later i'm on a plane to Buenos Aires.

I feel like the rest could be written into a short story - and to do the trip justice - it requires more time and writing.

But for now - i'm just happy the story has gone live!

I'm also suitably stoked and humbled with the feedback from the guys at Conde Nast: "Ant's pictures are stunning"...

Cheers guys!

I'll continue this story very soon with more photos and some excerpts from Pete's article.

 

The Little Girl is Taking a Chill Pill... a photo from the Giant Spectacular - Liverpool

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16 hours from Buenos Aires and an extravagant wedding day of photography later I hit the streets this morning to see what the hype was all about... and yep, you guessed it... it certainly did not fail to impress...

Liverpool streets once again came alive and embraced the spectacular... which is the Giants.

I raced around armed with a healthy dose of caffeine to stave off any would be jetlag suitors...

But racing round for a Giant girl also takes it's toll... she's now sleeping at Pier Head with her humble companion... the cute but feisty dog...

Only thing left to say really is (if you haven't already) LIVERPOOL - GO HAVE A WEE LOOK!

 

 

 

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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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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photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

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photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

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photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

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Some Corporate Portraits for the Liverpool One Team...

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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photos of liverpool one staff team member portraits, manchester, photography, pics, event, photography

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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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photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

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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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photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

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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The People of Mathew Street Festival 2011 - some photos of the festival goers...

At the end of the day - this is what it all comes down to... You. The people. This was my third year as the official photographer of the Mathew Street Festival. Each year I try to capture something a little bit different. This year I was given a nice open brief - a "freedom to roam" if you will. Previous years I have been given long lists of bands that need to be ticked off and i've found myself racing between stages and focusing mostly on the acts themselves. This year I had more of a chance to stop and look around me. The amount of people who make a big effort is astounding. People getting dressed up in all sorts of fancy garb - reminds me of the heady days of Big Day Out's in New Zealand. It was always a time to grab the face paint and don a whig! But Liverpudlians are unique in their own right. They're a special bunch, these Scousers - and this selection of photos goes out to you! the people of mathew street festival Liverpool 2011

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Oh, also - the ladies in the ambulance outfits dancing... they are, um, actual paramedics! Rock on ladies...

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The first morning of Mathew Street Festival had "positive impact" - some photos from a Motown tribute band.

Photo-wise - might as well start from the top! First band on the bill was Positive Impact. Quite possibly the perfect band for a festival like Mathew Street. Instantly bringing a soulful groove to the streets, they had the Liverpool crowd dancing away from the outset. Numerous incarnations of famous motown artists later, it turned into a mass sing-a-long. Very cool to see!Oh, and last shot - if a little random - I spotted Alice Cooper on the way to the next stage. You just gotta love this festival. More photos to come...

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

More photos to come a bit later on - just gotta jet off for a quick job at Liverpool One - so stay tuned!

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Aida Blu Cruise Ship quietly approaches Liverpool on a still Saturday morning...

Was up nice and early to get some photos of the German Aida Blu cruise ship arriving into the Mersey on Saturday morning. There was a handful of avid "ship-spotters" lining the river waiting to catch a glimpse also. The one thing I wasn't anticipating was the ship turning a full 180 degrees and reversing into the dock. This often comes down to the individual skipper's preference and he had only radioed the change in that morning.Anyway! Here's a big ol' panoramic from across the Mersey looking back toward the famous Liverpool City Skyline... please click on the wee thumbnail to "super-size" it... [nggallery id=7] photo of aida blue cruise ship Liverpool mersey

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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!

 

People Rally to clean up after the mindless vandalism of last night. Some photos from Falkner Square Liverpool.

photos of liverpool riots from last night falkner square Along with current trends sweeping the country Liverpool also jumped on the bandwagon last night. Driving back from Manchester I stopped briefly on Falkner Square to document what looked to be the epicentre of the rioting from last night. Around six cars had been either torched or smashed in. The devastastion clearly evident - but also evident was how calm, quiet and clean the streets were also. People had rallied early this morning before most people had even rolled out of bed. Streets were cleaned, debris taken away and people were going about their business. It will certainly take a lot more than mindless acts of vandalism to keep good Scousers down!

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The Ultimate Anfield Experience - some photos from Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool Football Club PhotosI've been working with Liverpool Football Club quite a bit recently - taking photographs for their promotional purposes. This time - a whole day spent capturing the Ultimate Anfield Experience. If you are a proper red fan - then this day is like manna from heaven. You get to play football with ex-Liverpool stars, have lunch with them and then get a tour round Anfield Stadium. The day I was there, a couple of guys had flown over from Pakistan just for this day! Now that, is a proper red fan. I'll post a few more from different aspects of the day shortly - but for now here's a couple from when you visit the LFC Locker Room. Liverpool Football Club Photos

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