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F is for Festival

The latest in a alphabetic series on aspects of my life: this time, the letter F is inspired by this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.

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Fire Parade, Liestal, Basel

The photos in this series are now available to order as a book, via www.blurb.com/books/3473838. Read more on my website at permanenttourist.ch/blog/2012/02/parade-of-fire/. All of the images in this series are copyright protected. Please read the terms of use on my website. Alle Bilder in dieser Serie sind copyrightgeschützt. Lesen Sie bitte die Anwendungsbedingungen auf meiner […]

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Street Parade, Zürich (2012) – preparing for the off

I was at the Street Parade dance festival on the streets of Zurich again this past weekend. This first set of photos shows some of the participants of the floats, as they wait patiently to take their position in the parade which leads through the centre of the city.

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Emmental fire festival

Emmental fire festival

The Fire Festival in Signau, a small area in the Emmental valley, is a Swiss folk and artistic festival; a smaller equivalent of Burning Man in the U.S. My friend and independent filmmaker Yannick de Zordo – who plays bass guitar for Choo Choo and who produced the great video for their song “We Go” […]

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Images Festival in Vevey

The Images Festival of Visual Arts is the only open air photographic festival in Switzerland, which takes place in the picturesque town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, every two years.

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Buskers Bern

A quick upload from this evening’s street performance festival in Bern to keep you going until Sunday. I have a few more pretty good shots which I shot with a 17-55mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens on my D80. I’ve rented the lens for tomorrow’s Street Parade in Zürich and based on tonight’s results, I hope to get […]

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Seenachtsfest Spiez

The Seenachtsfest took place last weekend in Spiez, so Jo and I headed up with our friend Beat to the vineyards near our home, where there is a commanding view across the castle, lake and surrounding mountains.

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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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Choo Choo, Funk am See Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland

If you’ve come over to visit me after visiting the Choo Choo band website, where the shots I took of them recently are now online, then please do drop me a line or a comment, to let me know! If you’re in a band (or even if you aren’t) and would like me to take […]

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Yannick, Choo Choo, Funk am See Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland

If you’ve come over to visit me after visiting the Choo Choo band website, where the shots I took of them recently are now online, then please do drop me a line or a comment, to let me know! If you’re in a band (or even if you aren’t) and would like me to take […]

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Dream come true

When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I dreamed of becoming a band photographer. I couldn’t imagine being stage-front because of the regularity of the shots, but more a portrait photographer; taking bands out and taking photographs of them looking moody in grotty locations. Thanks to Dan and the rest of the […]

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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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