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!

BA

BA, the Last Word

When I say ‘the Last Word’, I don’t mean that I’m going to be able to give you all the low down you’ll need to get yourself around BA, far from it. This is more the last word on my own particular journey, the final...

Lima

Memories and Reflections of Lima

Arriving at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima after my timeout in Máncora brought back memories of all those times I and my siblings had flown in and out of here as children; the sadness of the parental goodbyes quickly evaporated if you were...

Peruvian flag

PotD: 58 – Peruvian Flag adds Colour

After having spent a happy childhood growing up in Lima, I returned here for the first time in over 30 years to see whether much had changed and if any memories still remained. I also decided that it was time for me to check out...

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PotD: 57 – Miraflores en tu corazón

This image of the Costa Verde below the Malecón in the wealthy district of Miraflores evokes a lot of childhood memories. Before heading off to school in England, I’d lived a carefree life in this part of Lima. Memories of...

Mancora

Mancora Beach and Existentialism

After having been on the road for over a month and with my birthday looming, I decided to check out and head off to a beach for some well-deserved R & R. I’d heard good things about Máncora up in the far north of Peru and booked...

Arequipa

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Rush

After a great five days in Cusco, I headed a little further south to Arequipa, the capital of Peru for a brief period in the mid 19th century, and still regarded by many of its inhabitants as the country’s cultural centre. Being the...

Jeans

PotD: 56 – Jeans and Fashion at Colca...

I know that a shot of a pair of jeans may not be what you expect to see from a visit to the spectacular Colca canyon but sometimes you see something so unique that you just have to stop and stare. This pair of jeans was worn by a market trader...

Obvious to some

PotD: 55 – Obvious to some

You’d think that when you visit a place of natural beauty such as the spectacular Colca canyon in southern Peru that you would not need to paint a sign on the side of a rock telling visitors not to pee on said rock. Then again, what is...

Condor

PotD: 54 – Condor at Colca Canyon

The tour bus from Arequipa to Colca canyon left at 3am and somehow I ended up on it. I hadn’t been on a guided tour since the first week of my journey when it was the only way to make it onto the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia. That...

After the Last Supper

PotD: 53 – After the Last Supper

I’d walked around the monastery of Santa Catalina for a while already when I came across this table in a room lit only by a shaft of daylight from above. Maybe it was the faint memories of my Religious Education lessons at school or...