mark howells-mead

Cross-country skiing

Jo learned to ski in Scotland when she was younger. After living here for several years now, she decided that it was about time to give cross-country skiing another try and give me my first shot at trying, as I’m not keen on regular skiing and had never tried cross-country before.

Large Christmas tree, Spiez, Switzerland

Out in the cold

I pledge to take more winter landscape photos this year, after being out this evening to take some long-awaited photos of the Christmas lights in Spiez.

Crossmedia Team at Burson-Marsteller

A gallery of portrait images I’ve taken of team colleagues at work, for use on the team website.

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.

One year on

A year ago today, I left my previous employer after seven and a half years to start a new working life in Bern.

Alien abduction

That was the idea, anyway. I’ve been inspired by Nick Turpin’s street shots, using high, undiffused strobes, and have been experimenting on and off with the technique. This is a shot from this evening in the woods near my home, which uses a single flashgun on a 3 metre stand out of shot to the… (Read More)

Bleached

This is one of those shots which just seems to work, despite the fact that it came about purely by accident. Well, mabye not by accident, but not in a planned way. It was taken in the bathroom of a conference centre near Zurich at the end of October, when I was shooting the conference… (Read More)

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… (Read More)

Last Day in Brienz

Photos from my last day in Brienz after seven and a half years with Gossweiler Media AG are now online at Flickr.

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.