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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

The President’s photographer

A four-part National Geographic documentary on Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s official photographer.

They didn’t think that the kid had a bomb

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They didn’t think that the kid had a bomb. They didn’t evacuate the school, like you do when there’s a bomb. They didn’t call the bomb squad, like you do when there’s a bomb. They didn’t get as far away from him as possible, like you do when there’s a bomb. They put him and… (Read More)

Silver and light

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It’s about doing what you love. If you’d been searching your whole life for something you love, and you found it, what would you be willing to sacrifice?

Stormscapes

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A timelapse film of giant storms over the American Mid-West.

Mind-bending planetary panoramas

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Seen plenty of time lapses involving star trails and motion effects? You won’t have seen anything like this sequence by photographer Vincent Brady.

Pale Blue Eyes

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An excerpt from photographer Laura Levine’s unreleased underground Super-8 film, Just Like A Movie, featuring Michael Stipe.

Eight years on

I stood and looked out of our window at home early this morning, as I was getting ready for work, remembering another beautiful, crisp autumn morning far, far away.

You’ve Got Mail

An American company offers a service to send individual, custom postcards from your mobile phone or web browser via traditional mail.