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It's a little bit misty on the Wirral - a quick photo from walking the dog this afternoon...

storeton woods photo by ant clausen photographyIt's not often I have my camera with me on a dog walk - but today was a pretty crazy day with three different shoots going on. As it was such an ethereal day weather-wise, I decided to leave my kit with me in the car when I swung by to pick up Coco for her walk. I grabbed my long lens and headed off through Storeton Woods. The area where the photo was taken used to be a railway line and it's a brilliant linear landscape for photos. Today it was made even more special with the fog that didn't lift all day. I waited as this man came out of the fog and into view to give the photo a sense of scale. Quick like the fact that the retriever was carrying half a tree with him too! Tomorrow i'm looking forward to interior design photography in Stockport. Then it's a recce at the LFC training ground at Mellwood ahead of a shoot next week with some of the LFC football players.

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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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

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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 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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Pete Price hits the beach, Liverpool styles...

Some say Liverpool doesn't have a beach... well that's all changed down at Liverpool One. All we need now is a summer!
Went down to grab some photos of the launch night tonight and for about half an hour, the sun came out! Amazing transformation with palm trees, cocktail bars and the largest portable roller coaster in the world. Fun for the whole family! Definitely worth a look if the evenings turn out to be balmy, warm and dry at some stage... finger's crossed!

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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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Model Portfolio - Emily from Liverpool

A little while back I photographed the model portfolio of Emily. Watch this space for Liverpool's next top model! It was a free model portfolio shoot with Emily signing a model release so we could use the images for our stock photography sites. That way Emily gets international exposure and high res images from the shoot and Ant Clausen Photography receives a small percentage from future image sales. We're currently looking for models for similar shoots, with stock photography being the main theme. The first test shoots will be unpaid, and if the model is successful and has the look we're after, there will be future paid work.Contact Ant Clausen Photography on 07814 457 247 for more details. Here's some photographs from Emily's shoot.

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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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