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Liverpool Images
This site showcases some of the finest architectural and cityscape
 photography of Liverpool available today.

Paul McMullin is a specialist architectural and corporate photographer. Born and raised just outside Liverpool he is a photographer with an immense amount of experience working in the UK and overseas, commissioned by various architects, consulting engineers, construction companies and magazines. Paul was commissioned by both Grosvenor plc and RIBA to act as Photo Editor and Photographer for their books on Liverpool.(Liverpool: Remaking a City Centre & Liverpool: Shaping a City respectively) He has also produced three of his own books on the City in 2005 and 2009  and 2012. He is currently working on a history and photo essay of Albion House ( The White Star Line Offices) to be called 30 James Street, Home of the Titanic, which is due for publication before the end of 2014.

Stephen Bayley, The Observer's architecture and design correspondent writes -
"Liverpool made me. Its huge presence made me interested in architecture. Its majesty and pathos fascinate. I love its strange mixture of ruggedness and delight. Paul McMullin's astonishing images capture, for me, all its contrariness and edgy beauty. I grew up with Quentin Hughes' Seaport, his influential book about Liverpool's buildings with evocative photographs by Graham Smith and David Wrightson. Paul McMullin joins them as one of the great photographers of a great city".
His Liverpool  work is widely collected both in the UK and internationally by locals, expats and those with a connection to Liverpool.  Image quality and archival permanance  is of utmost importance to Paul and as such  please bear in mind that when viewing these images on a computer screen and web that this is not an ideal situation. Should you be interested in purchasing a print as a gift please be assured that your print will be produced using the latest ink technology and printed on Baryta 308gsm archival fine Art paper paper.
Paul has many more images held on file. If there is a specific image that you are looking for please do make contact.

All Images within this site are available as either an editioned or open edition signed archival print.  Canvas's to special order at various sizes.
 Images are also available for web, brochure and advertising use.
Web use of images by commercial organisations is by negotiation and is chargable. Free use for charitable bodies and deserving causes if agreed beforehand
Please email
or telephone: 01695 424499  mobile: 07973838171

Should you wish to see more of his national and international work please visit

"Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort."
 John Ruskin (1819-1900)


Modern images from around Liverpool, many made within the last 12 months. These images are current and or timeless. All of which are available for publication or as archival prints. Some images are of a more architectural interest such as the interiors of Martins Bank etc.  As an image becomes outdated it is moved to:

Archived Images

These images now have a recent / historical interest even though some are only a couple of years old. With the widespread construction and redevelopment work that has been carried out in Liverpool over recent years there are many views of iconic buildings which are no longer possible from various vantage points or perhaps a new building is now evident. These images still stand up as lovely pictures but they highlight the ever changing nature of the City. For example the iconic view from the Albert Dock towards the Pier Head is now obscured by the Mann Island Development and it is also interesting to view an image of the Liverpool Waterfront from 2005 to one of the most recent shots taken from the Wirral.I have moved some images from the archive section into Greeting Cards as these are increasingly very popular.
Greeting Cards.
A range of different scenes from around the city. Each card measures 150mm square complete with matching envelope and in an acetate sleeve( just like the card shops) with a description of the image on the reverse but  left blank inside for your own message. Minimum order of 25 cards - mixed or just one design. For orders over 50 (of the same card these can be personalised with either the company name or a message of your choice inside. Please contact for further details. £2.00 each.
If there is an image within the site that isn't currently offered as a card such as for example one from the Albert Dock 1977 series - do make contact and I will look into the production for you.

The Albert Dock:

Back in the 70's with a borrowed Mamiya C330 twin lens 6x6 camera there were opportunities to access the abandoned and derelict Albert Dock complex. Shooting on transparency film with available light only.Limited to an edition of just 25 each with two artists proofs, and printed to a size of 55cm square (overall framed size is 79x79cm)embossed. signed and numbered reverso. These images are a unique record of the Liverpool Albert Dock before any redevelopment.

30 James Street.

Current project looking at the buildings history and producing a photo essay on how the building is today in its present decaying state. The book will be published at the end of 2014 and will be available through the Hotel.

Queen Mary 2. (now moved into the archive section)

Aerial images of  QM2 berthed at the Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal taken late afternoon on 15th September 2011. Prints available.

Liverpool : The Great City (Revised and updated edition)
published June 2012

Over 70 new images to reflect the ever changing city. Ken Dodd has kindly written and contributed the foreword.

Liverpool: Shaping the City

This book is an objective and entertaining assessment of the city's architectural history and recent regeneration, taking the reader on a journey of the city which was once proud and wealthy, then declined into ruin, and is now visibly resurgent. Written by Stephen Bayley, The Observer's architecture and design correspondent,it is beautifully illustrated with images by Paul McMullin. This is a valuable and enlightening book for professionals, academics, journalists and anyone interested in understanding the context of the recent regeneration of Liverpool.A4 Hardback 192 pagesPrice £19.95Publication date : April 26th 2010


Liverpool The Great City

Published September 2009. (Revised and updated edition expected1st June 2012) Limited availability of first edition in retailers at the moment. Liverpool Cathedral still has a small amount of stock.

This book showcases the resurgence of the port as a tourist, leisure, shopping and educational place. Visitors to the city arrive curious about the birthplace of the Mersey Sound, the home of the Beatles, the old staging post to the New World, the
arrival port for wartime Atlantic convoys and  to see a city that boasts two
cathedrals or two top-flight soccer teams – a wide variety of reasons. They invariably depart surprised by the breadth and beauty of the city architecture, the magnificent waterfront skyline and, more recently, the quality of the shopping. Liverpool The Great City provides an overview of the city, a treasured keepsake, a wonderful present for a family member or perhaps those who no longer live in the area and are curious to see how it is changing.The images are brand new, some deliberately taken just days before the book went to press. A small selection, however, are echoes of the past and show the Albert Dock before it was refurbished to become one of the most visited attractions in the whole of the UK. All are presented in a large format hardback that does justice to both the qualityand importance of the photographs and of the city itself.Paul McMullin is a commercial architectural photographer born, raised and based in Liverpool. His work has taken him all over the world on a variety of projects in the Far and Middle East, Africa and America. He is driven by the pursuit of perfection in all his photography and has spent many months, seeking the quality of light that defines his award-winning style. This involved many early dawns, late nights and hours waiting for the light and clouds to be just right.Mike McNamee is the editor of the photography magazine, Professional Imagemaker and began collaborating with Paul McMullin on features concerned with architectural and panoramic images. He lives and works on the Wirral, in New Brighton, and so has the best view of the Liverpool Waterfront on a daily basis. He has thus been following the emergence of the city and its skyline for more than 50 years.Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 949 3, hardback, 238x258mm, 144 pages.
Price £16.99
Liverpool One : Remaking a City Centre
David Littlefield is the author, John Wiley & Co are the publishers - Paul McMullin as the principal photographer.This book tells the story of this Herculean project, its origins, its design and its delivery.Liverpool is one of the most famous trading cities in the world. The view of its Pier Head with the Liver Building has become iconic: it has been called the second city of the British Empire and in the 1930s it became the model for Shanghai's Bund. The city suffered a slow decline in the latter half of the 20th century; industries closed or moved away, postwar architecture was mostly mediocre and the city's population fell as citizens sought employment further afield. Local people even began to shop elsewhere. As Manchester's star ascended in the late 1990s, the heart of Liverpool was in danger of becoming economically inconsequential. In 1999, the city council set out a challenge for international developers as part of an ambitious initiative to reverse this trend and encourage people to visit, live in and invest in Liverpool once again. The vision was for a reimagined and extended city centre, one that rethought the vast and under-used space between the principal shopping area and the city's historic docks. Forty-seven developers expressed an interest and, after a rigorous selection process, the job went to Grosvenor. The result is a 42-acre transformation, a mixed-use, retail-led development that embodies both contemporary urban design thinking and a deep sensitivity to ideas of place, identity and scale. Containing more than 30 individually designed buildings including department stores, a bus station, apartments, hotels and a five acre park , this complex project was completed within an ambitious timetable to exceptionally high-quality thresholds. Grosvenor, and its 26 firms of architects, have created an entirely new, but uniquely Liverpudlian, urban district. Published April 2009
A Portrait of Liverpool.
Sold out/ Out of print.

Published 2005

All images are for sale.
The majority of images on this web site are taken from original file sizes of 50mb plus.
Any image printed on to A2 310gsm Baryta paper (semi Gloss) at
£95.00 per print. Open edition and signed for personal use only.

Images are available as either archival prints produced in house (using an Epson 7880 printer with K3 ultrachrome inksets) or as Canvas prints at various sizes and are produced as numbered limited editions and signed reverso with a COA.
Delivery within 20 miles of Liverpool CC can be arranged FOC, please email in the first instance if unsure,  otherwise delivery will be at cost.
All prints are supplied in a 100% archival acetate material. A3 size with A3+ matte.
A2 - image is centered on A2 paper also protected in acetate.
Edition sizes are A3 of 295,  A2 of 50.   Canvas of 100
Larger non editioned sizes for promotional or display purposes are also available - email or contact to discuss.
It's an unfortunate fact that  organisations (and sometimes individuals) think that because a photograph is published on the internet that they can steal that image to use in their own publicity whether that be on their web site , brochure or magazine.
All images within this site are the copyright of and belong to Paul McMullin and as such cannot be used without  permission and payment.
Commercial organisations wishing to use images will be quoted an appropriate rate for web or print use.
Charities and deserving causes may use images FOC by prior agreement.
All images (whether paid for or supplied FOC) should be credited- ©Paul McMullin

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