NEW BOOK: Photographing Liverpool by Geoff Drake

We are pleased to announce that Geoff Drake will be the author-photographer of Photographing Liverpool. Geoff is a fine art photographer and specialises in photographs of Liverpool, his home city, as well as taking photographic trips further afield to the USA and Norway.

Liverpool is one of the UK’s most interesting cities, and will need little introduction to many, situated by the mouth of river Mersey’s estuary, originally a fishing village it has been a major port since the 18th century and its docks: the Royal Albert Dock, Canning, Salthouse and Princes, along with Royal Liver and Cunard Buildings, are major attractions for anyone with a camera. Geoff will also be exploring Liverpool’s music connections, the Beatles and Cilla Black of course, and buildings such as the  Philharmonic Hall home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The extent of Geoff’s book will encompass parts of the Wirral, and parts of Merseyside, but will concentrate on much of the city area with forays out to Anfield (home to Liverpool FC), and Everton’s Goodison Park (and soon their new stadium at Bramley-Moore). Both cathedrals will be covered, the Georgian terrace houses, and parks such as Sefton and Everton Park, as well as some street and urban photography. We will give a complete list of areas covered closer to publication.

Geoff already has a significant catalogue of images, but he will be out in all weathers and seasons as he completes his writing up.

Geoff uses Sony cameras, and Sony and ZEISS Batis Lenses

His current set up includes:

Camera: Sony A7RII
ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8
ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2
ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8

Sony 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss
Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-6.6
Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 telephoto

You can see more of Geoff’s work and buy his prints at his website:

You can follow Geoff on Social media on both



We are currently working hard on the publication of several titles, both Photographing LONDON by George Johnson and Photographing THE COTSWOLDS by Sarah Howard are taking shape and should be published before the end of the year. Work is also progressing well on Photographing WESTERN IRELAND by Carsten Krieger and Photographing NORTHUMBERLAND by Anita Nicholson. James Rushforth is busy with ICELAND, Alyn Wallace with Photographing THE NIGHT SKY, Robert Harvey on WILTSHIRE, Lizzie Shepherd on THE YORKSHIRE DALES, Alex Hare on KENT, Beata Moore on SURREY AND SUSSEX, Adrian Hendoff on DUBLIN AND WICKLOW, Stephen Burt on WEATHER, Sarah Mason and Suzi Garlick on FAMILY, HEBRIDES by Chris Swan, EDINBURGH by Dougie Cunningham and several second editions are in the works.



Mick Ryan

Director of fotoVUE and Co-author of Photographing The Peak District
Mick Ryan is the founder and the director of fotoVUE. He is based in Calderdale having spent the last seven years in the Peak District. He also spends part of the year in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York. He is the founder of Rockfax guidebooks and introduced well-designed large-format photo-topo...

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