Paul Ward : Cunard

 Photo by Paul Ward, courtesy of Cunard

Photo by Paul Ward, courtesy of Cunard


For the past 175 years, Cunard has not only emphasized but led the way in elevating the travel experience, christening decadent ocean-going passenger liners that continue to set the benchmark for luxury even today.  While it is their ships, the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 for example, that have firmly established their mastery of the voyage itself, it is their architecturally important buildings in Liverpool, New York, and Southampton that define the epitome of arrival and departure.  

Specially commissioned as part of the recent Queen Mary 2 refurbishment, photographer Paul Ward was given a master key to Cunard’s three heritage buildings and tasked with finding and capturing on film the spectacular personalities of each historic property. Seen through the lens of Ward, the architectural and ornamental elements built into each of the three properties become strikingly powerful examples of just what it means to travel well.

Paul Ward's stunning photography of Cunard's buildings at New York, Liverpool, and London can be seen gracing the walls of Cunard's QM2.

Paul Ward
United Kingdom