Liverpool

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...

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

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

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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!

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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.

DJ Luciano rocks the St Georges Hall - some photos from Saturday night in Liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool Usually reserved for lavish banquets, corporate functions etc... the St. George's Great Hall was somewhat transformed Saturday night in Liverpool. Swiss DJ Luciano flew into town and had the place thumping within seconds. Hundreds of hardcore Liverpool clubbers were out in force and paying their respects to the world-renowned DJ. Put on by Freeze - it was also a fund-raising event for Claire House.

Was a great opportunity to grab a few photos of St Georges Hall - as it's never been seen before...

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

photo of dj luciano cadenza

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

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The Liverpool Post Business Awards and City Halls Photography

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013 Always a pleasure to be photographing inside the majestic St Georges Hall, Liverpool. It was my first official job after winning the tender for Liverpool City Halls photography. Was delighted to be selected to cover such incredible venues such as the Liverpool Town Hall and St Georges Hall. It's the first official tender i've applied for - (usually too busy or too lazy!) so was great to have been chosen!

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

Such an amazing venue for events. Was great to be able to have a quick listen to Julie Meyer - and to photograph some of Liverpool's finest...

 

I'll be covering all sorts of events in the next year or so and capturing the essence of each of these amazing venues. They truly are "jewels in the Liverpool crown" and I look forward to helping the world find out about them!

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The Christians - some photos from their recent Liverpool Waterfront concert...

Legendary Liverpool band The Christians played a fantastic gig on the weekend as part of the "On The Waterfront" festival.Garry Christian was on fine form and rocked the Liverpool crowd. He mentioned he was late for a gig in Southport - but still managed to spend some time with the crowd and pose for a few photos. photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

Jack Savoretti (and cool looking Bass Player)... Some photos from last night's On The Waterfront Concert in Liverpool

photo of jack savoretti in liverpool photo of jack savoretti base player These guys would have to be the "unexpected/delight/discovery" for me last night. I think Jack has been in town before - but this was the first time I heard him play. It was almost textbook. The sun was getting low in the sky. Warm, long shadows were cast across the waterfront. We just needed some nice chilled rock and roll with a country twang to complement the moment. Step in Jack Savoretti. And his very cool looking Bass player. Toes were tapping, crowds were smiling... the rest was history.

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

Since writing this blog i've now downloaded his latest record: Before the Storm. If there's another warm balmy afternoon in the country this year - I suggest you download, listen and 'while away' said afternoon. Even if there's not - download and listen anyway. It's very cool.

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!

The Liverpool Sky dances to the tune of Alan Turing in spectacular fashion last night... some photos from the waterfront

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013 Last night the sky over the Liverpool city scape came alive with a spectacular laser light show as part of the Battle of the Atlantic 70 year celebrations. I was glad I stayed out a little big longer to capture the stunning laser light display that came alive as the sky over Liverpool City Centre darkened. The Morse Code laser light show was projected from the Royal Liver Building and was a tribute to Alan Turing who was instrumental in cracking the 'Enigma Code.' The Morse Code message is simply translated to "thank you"

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

 

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

Back down the Liverpool Pier Head again today to catch some of the action of the brilliant waterfront event.

Stay tuned for some more photos

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.

A Splendid Afternoon... with Splendid Afternoon Tea at the Liverpool Town Hall. John Whaite attends the "In Other Words" Festival.

A fantastic afternoon was had, as part of the "In Other Words" literary festival. This inaugural Liverpool festival is turning out to be an incredible success on all fronts. This afternoon saw The Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite attend and entertain guests for a special afternoon tea at the Liverpool Town Hall. This is what it looked like... all rather splendid! photo of john whaite at the liverpool in other words festival 2013

photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival

photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival

photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival

 

 

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

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

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

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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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!

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Jenny Stewart new C.O.O. for Liverpool Chamber of Commerce - a Photo of one of my Photos...

So nice to see Jenny Stewart being rewarded for all her tireless work in the Liverpool business community over the years. I was delighted when asked to photograph her as the new Chief Operating Officer of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. Here's a quick Instagram photo from the cover of this month's Chamber Magazine.

photo of jenny stewart liverpool chamber of commerce

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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.