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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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7 videos in 7 days

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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. 1. Stipe and co. in 1993, with reminiscences of So. Central Rain in their video for “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”. 2. Eminem as superhero? MTV’d feel so lonely without… (Read More)

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,… (Read More)

We Go

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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.

Snaps from the Choo Choo gig at Wasserwerk

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

Choo Choo celebrate 15 years of Subversiv Records

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.

Photographic volunteers urgently required

If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, or subscribed to my Flickr stream, you will probably have seen my One Frame Movie photos. I urgently need volunteers for more!

Content being shifted

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

Get your portrait taken for free!

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!

Stay away from the “Delete” button

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.