About

This collection of photographs traces the emergence of Liverpool and its iconic waterfront over a 30 year period.

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries this remarkable waterfront was the lifeblood of Liverpool and defined its visual identity on a global scale. It is renowned amongst residents, sailors and tourists alike for the imposing architectural trinity of the elegant Three Graces buildings that hold court over the Pier Head and the mighty Mersey.

This awe-inspiring waterfront is even more impressive in the 21st century as it takes on the mantle of a modern metropolis while also revelling in its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. And within the waterfronts World Heritage boundary can also be found Jesse Hartley's wonderful Grade I listed Albert Dock amongst other gems. Liverpool has the most Grade I and II listed buildings outside of London.

My first ever job fresh from photography college was photographing the regeneration of the Albert Dock. Working as a photographic assistant for photographer Hal Mullin we undertook progress photography during the renovation process. Subsequently he introduced me to Aerial photography which sparked an interest which I still pursue today and one day time permitting who knows I may well get my ppl?

Later as Liverpool caught the eye of London politicians like Heseltine the waterfront program through the development agency the Merseyside Development Company continued the process. Capital of culture in 2008 and UNESCO's recognition continue to make Liverpool a much desired destination.

Guy Woodland (Photographer/Publisher)


“Two green birds with
a brown ribbon
flowing forever,
the Waterfront is
Liverpool’s front door.”
Brian Jacques
Author - Redwall

About Liverpool Photos

Liverpool Photos was set up to promote the extensive redevelopment of Liverpools waterfront by Guy Woodland. He is a British-born photographer who has been practicing his art for 30 years. Clients have included, nPower, Liverpool City Council, CDS Housing, HP, Sotheby’s and others. Work ranged from offshore corporate photographs to studio work.

Experience has allowed him to cover many varied assignments and for the last 3 years has been working on and off with the Chinese Government on promoting the provinces. Currently he is working on a London portfolio for publication and exhibition in China.

Additionally he sees him self as a creative consultant and practitioner and is vice president of Sino Creative Associates, Shanachie Publishing and the China Photos project.

He is an award-winning photographer working out of the UK and has worked extensively across mainland Europe - in particular Germany, Spain, Portugal and France - as well as Australia, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Benin, Brazil - and China. For the last 15 years he has been involved in publishing both in printed books and electronic formats and is still involved in commissioned photography.

His books include The Bond of Friendship, celebrating China-UK relations; The Icebreakers, a history of the famous 48 Group Club’s links with China; World Heritage City, a photo-essay book inspired by UNESCO; and Urban Reflections focusing on cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.