Post series Choo Choo

  • Bern band Choo Choo in 2010

    Long-time visitors to the site may vaguely remember that I used to collaborate photographically with Bern pop band Choo Choo.

  • Lili from Bern band Choo Choo in 2011

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    Once upon a time with Choo Choo at the Reithalle in Bern.

  • 7 videos in 7 days

    7 videos in 7 days

    For those who may have missed out: one of those meme things went around on Facebook and I posted a favourite video per day over 7 days. …and, last but definitely not least: Christopher Walken and Fatboy Slim in an empty, glitzy, Kubrick-esque hotel. What else could you ever dream for in a music video?

  • Yannick’s lightbox

    Wow. Two years. It’s taken me two whole years to get around to writing about the photos I took for Choo Choo in 2010-2011, which they used to accompany their superb self-produced video for the single We Go. The two photo shoots to produce these photos were a little unusual but I really enjoyed them,…

  • We Go

    We Go

    Friends Choo Choo release their next music video, conceived and filmed by their bass player Yan.

  • All new Choo Choo

    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 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.

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

  • Regular visitors and fans of my photography will be delighted to hear that I have added another level of pricing to my price listings: free!

  • By whittling down pictures while you are still shooting, or when you are trying to assess their merits on a tiny little screen, you always run the risk of deleting a shot which later turns out to be one you really like.

  • 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…

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

  • 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.)