Posts from the category Music

  • When Bern band Choo Choo were looking for a photographer for some new shots in June of this year, I was happy to step in and work with an art director to shoot the raw images for their website and new promotional material.

  • A snapshot from the crowd of Imogen Heap, a British singer-songwriter, performing live at Bee Flat in Bern on 10th March.

  • A few snapshots from last night’s Choo Choo gig at the Wasserwerk club in Bern.

  • Bern band Choo Choo celebrate 15 years of their record company this weekend with a gig at the Wasserwerk Club, and they select one of my photos to appear in national Swiss commuter paper 20 Minuten.

  • iPhone and AirTunes

    How I’ve hooked up my iPhone, laptop and stereo system to have a 50Gb wireless audio system at home.

  • Classical accordion

    A lone man sat on a little fold-away stool, out of the way of people hurrying past, and played classical music wonderfully on an unaccompanied accordion.

  • As is pretty common for me, I have once again decided to shift things around here at Permanent Tourist.

  • This is the kind of shot that I hope to achieve more by continuing to work with CHOO CHOO in future. They’re a great bunch, not just musically but also fun and motivated; being around them infuses everyone with energy, once they get going! No setup at all on this shot: just a grab as…

  • Càirdeas

    Through Jo’s contact with the Whisky Experience, with whom she is working, we arranged a photoshoot for Scottish folk music band Càirdeas this weekend at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne. The guys come over from Scotland on a regular basis to play gigs at places like the Pickwick chain of British pubs and at whisky…

  • Through contact with event organiser “The Whisky Experience”, I arranged a photoshoot for Scottish folk music band Càirdeas at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne. The guys come over from Scotland on a regular basis to play gigs at places like the Pickwick chain of British pubs and at whisky tasting events. The staff of the…

  • CHOO CHOO is a Bern, Switzerland based band which draws its influences from 60s teenage beat, pop, soul and contemporary garage rock.

  • Dream come true

    When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I dreamed of becoming a band photographer. I couldn’t imagine being stage-front because of the regularity of the shots, but more a portrait photographer; taking bands out and taking photographs of them looking moody in grotty locations. Thanks to Dan and the rest of the…

  • Swiss band Choo Choo call their music “60s garage pop”, drawing influences from 60s teenage beat, pop and soul as well as contemporary garage rock. I have photographed them in the Dälhölzli woods and back lanes of the old city of Switzerland’s capital, Bern, as well as at the Funk am See open air festival…

  • Choo Choo

    This is my favourite of the shots I took of Berner band Choo Choo this weekend. The complete set is now online at Flickr. You can also see photos by Nick and Beat at Flickr.)

  • I received a letter from my new employer today, detailing the first weeks of my employment and lots of interesting sessions they have planned, from “getting to know you” time in the office in Bern to “an hour with the CEO” at the Zürich office. Starting on my first day, I have meetings and sessions…