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Gianni Russo plays Static Gallery Liverpool - One Night Only.

To have a legendary Hollywood actor from The Godfather come to Liverpool is amazing. To have him perform under the same roof as where you work is simply unreal! As I was finishing up some editing from the aerial photography earlier in the day - Gianni Russo was warming up. He was still getting to know the musicians that were banded together from across Europe.

They rehearsed, they jammed, they joked. This was going to be a good night.

I went down and introduced myself. What a guy!

I asked if I could take a few snaps of him outside Static on Roscoe Lane. It's a typical little Liverpool lane that I thought might be an interesting juxtaposition with his yellow pants. He was obliging as ever and happy to be photographed wherever.

The rest of the night as they say, is history...

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Ant Clausen is a Liverpool based photographer originally from New Zealand. Please feel free to browse Ant Clausen Photography or contact Ant on 07814 457 247.

 

 

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!

The Charlatans play the Great Hall. Some photos from their gig in St Georges Hall, Liverpool.

What an amazing night. After originally billed to play as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival - tragedy struck as the Charlatan's drummer Jon Brookes suddenly passed away. A testament to their sheer resilience and professionalism as a band - they re-grouped, re-scheduled and another date was locked in the diary. Thankfully I would be in the country to photograph them this time also. Arriving early I had the chance to capture the superb Tea Street Band. Keep an eye out for these guys - with their debut album due out shortly. Next into the majestic Great Hall steps the Charlatans. They soon had the parka-clad crowd hopping to their captivating early 90's blend of Indie rock and roll. And the Liverpool crowd didn't stop hopping for the next hour and a half...

Here's some photos from the show...

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photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

Ant Clausen Photography is based in Liverpool and covers the whole of the UK (and beyond!). To browse portfolios – please click: liverpool photography

Ice Dress in Liverpool One - a photo from yesterday's shoot with model Lanie Wilson

photo of lanie wilson in ice dress in liverpool one Thoroughly enjoyed photographing Lanie Wilson yesterday posing as the Ice Queen for a publicity shoot. Carved out of Ice by Anne-Marie Taberdo. Designed by Philip Armstrong, this amazing ice sculpture is now on display in Liverpool One as part of their Xmas/winter festivities. Grab your winter woolies and pop on down for a look!

Ant Clausen Photography is based in Liverpool and covers the whole of the UK (and beyond!). To browse portfolios - please click: liverpool photography

Queen Elizabeth sails into Liverpool for the day...

Was so nice to be in and around the Liverpool Cruise Terminal today capturing the Queen Elizabeth as she gracefully sailed up the Mersey this morning.It was not the hot, sunny weather we've been accustomed to - more of a "black and white" day. Here's the first shot of her as she berthed. photo of queen elizabeth cunard in liverpool I also jumped on board the Search and Rescue boat for some photos this afternoon. Will post a few very shortly.

Katie Melua delights the Liverpool crowd - some photos from her Waterfront Concert...

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool Was so nice to photograph Katie Melua playing live last night as part of the Music On The Waterfront concert series in Liverpool. With the Three Graces and new Pier Head buildings as a backdrop - it was a stunning location to start off her summer of touring. With tens of thousands of Liverpudlians out to enjoy the sounds - it was an amazing night to photograph.

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

More photos from more acts to follow - so stay tuned people!

Music On The Waterfront - Liverpool. Some photos from a spectacular evening event...

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool The Liverpool Waterfront. It has to be one of the most spectacular settings for an event anywhere in the world. A stage, set in the middle of the Three Graces, overlooking the Mersey River as the sun sets. Makes for a magical event, and makes photography all the more easier! Here's some shots from last night: photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

Make sure you head down tonight to see fantastic live acts such as KT Tunstall, Katie Melua and Russell Watson. Going to be a scorcher!

Murder on the Docks - A Thoughtful Interaction between Authors and Guests.

writing on the wall photos from in other words liverpool festival Another captivating event as part of the "In Other Words" festival was had at the Bridewell in Liverpool this evening. Facilitated by Writing on the Wall the authors gave some gripping insight into the hard-edged underworld of organised crime in Liverpool and neighbouring Amsterdam. Fascinating dialogue was shared in another engaging connection between panel and audience. Bring on the next one!

Here's some more info from the Writing on the Wall website: A panel discussion dedicated to getting under the skin of modern-day writing on crime. Does crime fiction and true-crime writing help us to understand criminality and its impact on society? When does this top over feeding prurient readers with vicarious thrills? Can true-crime writing be considered as a valid form of investigative journalism, and what does crime fiction have to do to measure up to the heights of the contemporary novel? Join us for the debate, with three noted writers. Denise Mina put to use both a law degree, and a PhD thesis on mental illness in female prison inmates, in a diverse career writing crime fiction, plays and short stories. Graham Johnson is a mainstay of contemporary true-crime writing, with a publication list that includes The Cartel, on Britain's biggest drugs gang, The Devil, on gangsters who 'tax' other gangsters, and Powder Wars, where he writes about the career criminal turned underworld grass who bought down both Curtis Warren and John Haase. Kevin Sampson requires no introduction to regular attenders of Writing on the Wall, but for the uninitiated he is a journalist and best-selling author, with 8 novels under his belt, including the recently released The Killing Pool.

This time last year - The Giant Spectacular turned into a Sea Odyssey... some Photos from the Incredible Spectacle

This time last year I had just arrived back from a job for Conde Nast Traveller in Buenos Aires. I put jet-lag to one side and hit the streets of Liverpool to capture the final day of the Giant Spectacular/Sea Odyssey. And what an incredible day it was! Following and documenting these Giants was truly memorable, but perhaps more so was the faces of the people who lined the streets. Liverpdulians have a reputation for embracing events like these and this was no different. Anyway, enough rambling - here's some photos! photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular photos of liverpool sea odyssey giant spectacular

Family Faces - Some Portraits from a little Get Together...

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portrait photo of family in new zealand

portrait photo of family in new zealand

portrait photo of family in new zealand

portrait photo of family in new zealand

portrait photo of family in new zealand

So nice to be home!

Here's a few quick portraits of my nieces and nephews. Always love getting updated shots - and always so interesting to see how much their faces have changed.

I have lots of commissioned portrait shoots coming up in the next couple of weeks - I really hope the weather comes good!

Next blog post will be some portraits of older faces - so stay tuned!

 

The Recession Busting Liverpool One - a photo from yesterday's shoot in the snow...

liverpool_one_shopping-1 Had a great day at Liverpool ONE yesterday photographing images for their 2013 promotional archive. This was the last shot taken - and it really just shows that at 0 degrees and in the snow - people are out and about enjoying shopping at Liverpool's finest shopping area.

Right. Time to pack my bags now. Off to New Zealand for two months - where there'll be more photoshoots... but this time on the beach, in the sun!

Look out for some sunnier, warmer updates from here on in!

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

The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral.

Last night I was down at the lovely Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight. Over the past year I have been photographing the galleries and museums in the Merseyside region for their promotional material. It really has been an absolute joy to have "free reign" of some of these incredible spaces. Here's a quick shot of the rotunda from the Lady Lever - with a banquet dinner about to take place.

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

Mathew Street Music Festival Liverpool - Hotting Up for 2012...

photo of mathew street festival 2012Being an optimistic Kiwi photographer living in Liverpool - i'm happy it's raining on the eve of the Mathew Street Festival 2012. Cause that means it will be nice, sunny day for photography tomorrow!

Always a delight and an honour to be the official photographer of the Festival - it's shaping up to be a bigger, better, brighter Mathew Street than ever before. Am really looking forward to capturing the new aspects such as the "Strawberry Fields" in Saint Johns Gardens and all the new tribute acts including Jessie J, Rihanna and Pearl Jam. Dynamic local artist Esco Williams also makes his Mathew Street Festival debut on the Williamson Stage tomorrow. Stay tuned for some blog updates and a few colourful shots as they come to hand!

So what's it all about anyway? Here's some photos from the past couple of years:

Mathew Street Festival 2011

Mathew Street Festival 2010

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photo of mathew street festival liverpool 2012

This Red Chair Has Your Name On It - Liverpool ONE Summer Beach Has Launched!

Photo of Liverpool One summer beach launch Whoever said that England doesn't have a summer?

The sun was shining, the cocktails flowing and the funky band were a' playin! Yep it's that time of year again when Liverpool ONE is creatively converted into everything that's good about going to the beach. Well worth a look this weekend - if we all collectively do a little sun dance... there'll be lazy hazy days of summer to be had down at the beach. Go check it!

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... :)

photos of caribbean princess in liverpool, photography, pics, cruise terminal, event

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!

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

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.

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

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

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.