FHaB is here to take you on a visual journey.

‘From HEL and Back’ is a platform to showcase creative projects by professional image-makers based in Helsinki (HEL). Let the adventures begin!

Liberty in London

Liberty in London and Beyond

Visiting London with our two teenage children has become much more of an extended shopping trip, with the occasional cultural interlude and frequent food stops. Not that I’m complaining as I enjoy restocking my wardrobe just as much as...

Norfolk

A Misty Morning in Norfolk

We were spending a few days at a friend’s thatched cottage somewhere in the Norfolk countryside, eating well and drinking plenty as we caught up on each other’s news over the last 2-3 years. I woke up early on our final day, more...

Icing

100 for 100: 93 – Icing on the Cake

8 Days to 100th Year: 93/100 – Icing on the Cake For breakfast, bucks fizz and croissants stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon, quickly followed by the present opening excesses, before heading off to the kitchen to act as sous chef...

Santa

100 for 100: 92 – Santa time is here...

9 Days to 100th Year: 92/100 – Santa time is here again The presents beneath the xmas tree should have all reached their intended destination by now, providing joy and goodwill to all, at least in Finland, where the loot is opened on xmas...

Balloons

100 for 100: 91 – Balloons a Party Make

10 Days to 100th Year: 91/100 – Balloons a Party Make It’s Friday night, with the last of the office xmas parties going great guns. As we all know, balloons and glitter add that special festive gloss to any occasion, just make sure...

Axe

100 for 100: 90 – Axe with Deckchair

11 Days to 100th Year: 90/100 – Axe with Deckchair This is another shot from my recent visit to my mother-in-law’s place just outside Turku and, like every other Finn living in the countryside, there’s always at least one axe...

Trestle

100 for 100: 89 – Trestle Tables and...

12 Days to 100th Year: 89/100 – Trestle Tables and Stool I very nearly ended up titling this post ‘A Study in Grey’ but decided that would be a bit much. I’d taken the ferry to Suomenlinna and was just wandering around...

Sweets

100 for 100: 88 – Classic Sweets at...

13 Days to 100th Year: 88/100 – Classic Sweets at Fazer I was walking by Karl Fazer cafe the other day and just had to pop in to look around to see if they had done anything special for the xmas festivities. Popular with tourists and...

Washing line

100 for 100: 87 – Washing Line and...

14 Days to 100th Year: 87/100 – The Washing Line and the Stone Wall The title pretty much says it all. Understandably, the washing line is not seeing much action in the middle of winter but I thought it would be worth pointing out a...

Heart

100 for 100: 86 – My Baking Heart

15 Days to 100th Year: 86/100 – My Baking Heart It’s the final weekend before xmas. Time to bring out the pastry dough, the cookie cutters from out the back of the cupboard, and turn the oven right up. A little bit of flour...