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A morning portrait photo shoot at the beautiful Thornes Bay, Takapuna.

Really have been spoilt for choice so far in Auckland, New Zealand. Six photo shoots down and another 10 to go! One very special place for photography between Takapuna and Milford is a little beach called Thornes Bay. It's nestled in between volcanic rock and Pohutukawa trees.

It's an amazing place for photography - so it was just as well I had an amazing family to photograph!

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An Auckland Portrait Shoot with an Urban Flavour - Wynyard Quarter.

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With gorgeous morning light there were loads of nice photo opportunities to be had.

I'm always a bit of a sucker for a nicely back-lit silhouette. It just brings a whole new evocative mood to a shot. These particular ones we taken from a low angle to bring the old tramtracks into the shot too.

With the first two weeks of my New Zealand working holiday coming to a close - it's been pretty awesome fun working in my old stomping ground. We're off to Coromandel tomorrow for a week - and due to lots of requests i'm going to be doing another week of portrait shoots when I get back.

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First Portrait Shoot in New Zealand - some photos from Bayswater

It's so nice to be out here in Aotearoa. Weather has been incredible and i've also been capturing some portraits of some pretty amazing people. My first official shoot was with Nicki and her adorable two kids (and her fantastic two retrievers)

Here's a couple of photos from the portrait shoot:

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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Liverpool University English Department Photo Shoot

And the Gods smiled on us... the only afternoon in the past month (as far as i'm aware) where the sun shone consistently, brightly, brilliantly... etc etc.. was the afternoon where the brief was to capture images that would persuade students from the planet to come and study English in Liverpool! And why wouldn't you might I ask?photography, liverpool, university, english, events, commercial, portrait, photos, photographer, chester, manchester, wirral, ant, clausen, photographer

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