jo howells-mead

Waiting for Spring

Jo, photographed on a Sunday outing to the Gurten hilltop park on the outskirts of Bern.

Sciara del Fuoco

Visiting the island volcano of Stromboli was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and probably one of the top 5 highlights of our walks together.

The only one for me

My light in the darkness, who has more patience for my photographic madness than I could imagine in a thousand dreams.

Tea Dressing

I bought Jo this dress last weekend. It’s lovely; a modern tea dress reminiscent of years gone by. Jo’s figure and style is greatly flattered by dresses like this and where it comes and goes from fashion listings (so I’ve read: don’t think for a minute that I have any idea of women’s fashion), Jo… (Read More)

Back to the Future

I’ve decided to blog about our wedding and honeymoon trip from Switzerland to Scotland and back again and this is the first entry.

Strobism in the old city of Bern

I’ll be photographing a band in Bern at the end of next week with a couple of friends and so Jo and I headed to Bern last weekend to scout out some locations. We headed for the lower, older part of the city below Kornhausplatz and wandered down through Rathausgasse, stopping off at St. Peter… (Read More)

Dark Interior, Pompeii, Italy

Jo makes her way interestedly around one of the few semi-intact rooms in the ancient ruined city of Pompeii.

Auto Cemetery, Kaufdorf, Switzerland

The Autofriedhof (car cemetery) is an extraordinary collection of rotting cars, dumped by a spare parts salesman on land behind his workshops since the 1930s in Kaufdorf, between Thun and Bern. The cars, in varying stages of decomposition, have remained untouched since they were abandoned in the woods and are now mainly collapsed hulks. The… (Read More)

The Ring

I designed Jo’s engagement ring myself and it was made by a goldsmith associated with Rolf Dillmann in Berne. The ring contains two rubies and a diamond on a white gold band in a classic design. The band is slim where it joins the setting and increases in breadth towards the rear of the ring,… (Read More)