Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about archive

  • The Rescued Film project

    In 2016, photographer and archivist Levi Bettwieser, who runs the Rescued Film project, put out a call for sponsorship. He had come into possession of 66 bundles of unprocessed, exposed film and needed help to cover the costs of developing it for archival purposes.

  • Jemima’s Journey Through Switzerland

    British Pathé was a leading news service in the earlier part of the twentieth century, when people would visit a picture house (or cinema) to see the latest news reels, instead of seeing them in the comfort of their own homes. British Pathé completed their YouTube channel this week and amongst around 85,000 films now online…

  • Any photographer offering free photos should have a good reason for doing so. This is why I’ve chosen to make a large portion of my photographic archive available.

  • Ponte Vecchio

    A gem from the couple of hundred 35mm frames I’ve scanned today: the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.