Posts about choo choo

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 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?

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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, […]

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We Go

We Go

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

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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.

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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!

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Content being shifted

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

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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.

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CHOO CHOO, Bern Strobist day

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 […]

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CHOO CHOO band portraits

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

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Choo Choo at Funk am See, Lucerne, Switzerland

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 […]

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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.)

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