Liverpool – A Day in the Life

Liverpool – A Day in the Life from David Humphreys on Vimeo.

I shot this over a six month period from December 2012 until June 2013, in my home city of Liverpool.

The city has many buildings of historic and cultural significance, not forgetting their aesthetic and architectural merit. Due to this, the city frequently doubles for major cities around the world in the movies – London, New York, Chicago, St Petersburg & Moscow to name but a few.

To say that this is the only reason I chose Liverpool as the subject for my first film would be far from the truth. Whether you’re Liverpool born and bred, moved in to the area, or came to university and never quite managed to make the effort go back home to mum and dad when you graduated, Liverpool becomes a part of you as you become a part of Liverpool.
That is to say, the reason came not from my head but from my heart and soul – consider this film my little love letter to the city – its architecture, its culture and most importantly, its people.

Concept, photography & editing – David Humphreys @ Fotopia Photography
Music – The Dice are Thrown by My Free Mickey

Thanks to :
National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside
Dickie Felton
Lucy Cattell
University of Liverpool Electrical Engineering Department
Dave Hocker
Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas
Peter Humphreys

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There are 11 comments on this post
  1. David Gilford
    June 11, 2013, 9:41 am

    Enjoyed watching that, some of the shots would make beautiful stills. It made me proud to be from Liverpool.

    Thanks, Dave.

    • June 11, 2013, 9:04 pm

      Thanks – it’s had a great response on Facebook and Twitter today – far many more views than I had hoped for!

  2. Tristan Bryant
    June 12, 2013, 7:38 pm

    “or came to university and never quite managed to make the effort go back home to mum and dad when you graduated, Liverpool becomes a part of you as you become a part of Liverpool.”

    16 years ago I moved to Liverpool to study at LIPA and I can’t imagine leaving. Loved the City and the People (they/we are the City) from day 1. Great video David, it got a round of applause here (just me at home!) but I’m sure everyone else who watches it wants to give it a little clap too. It’s brilliant.

    • June 12, 2013, 7:42 pm

      Thanks Tristan – I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s had phenomenal viewing figures and been shared on Facebook and Tweeted hundreds (if not thousands) of times over the last two days. I’m really happy that everyone is enjoying watching it!

  3. June 12, 2013, 7:41 pm

    It shows Liverpool at its best, and I’d be happy to add it to my website if you would allow.

    • June 12, 2013, 8:41 pm

      Of course you can Matt! Just use the embed code available at the top right of the video (under “Sharing”) You may have to play it to see the embed or share button. I’m glad you like it!

  4. David Hughes
    June 14, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Great video, very proud of our improving City It will help spread the word on how lucky we are to live here

    • June 17, 2013, 10:52 pm

      Thanks David – It certainly has helped spread the word – it has been tweeted thousands of times (including Visit Britain and Liverpool FC) and also shared many hundred (if not thousands) of times on Facebook (including the Liverpool Echo and It’s Liverpool) – There must only be a few people in Liverpool who haven’t have seen it!

  5. Ralph Bennett
    June 16, 2013, 9:03 pm

    Brilliant and we all know our city is the best. I always feel very proud when I tell people from around the world I am from Liverpool. Aigburth Ralph

  6. mrs Jones
    July 03, 2013, 3:38 pm

    I have lived in Liverpool for all of my 60+ years and love the way it constantly changes but keeps its special character.As a keen photographer I’m very jealous!a brilliant piece of work!

  7. George Lwin
    July 05, 2013, 9:14 am

    I came to Liverpool and has settled here in 1984, for the past few year I have witnessed enormous changes in this lovely city, I am very proud of the progress the city has made with new gorgeous buildings for schools health centres Library and Museum and Hospitals

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