FHaB is here to take you on a visual journey.

‘From HEL and Back’ is a platform for creative projects, stories and other visual offshoots from Tim Maher, an image-maker based in Helsinki.

Journal

Wandering Lost in Buenos Aires

I had given myself three days in Buenos Aires before heading down south to El Calafate, just to have a little bit of time to re-orientate myself. I enjoy wandering round a city, so I’d set out early in the mornings, my Sony A7RII camera...

Flying

Flying high with the Sony A7RII

I suppose at some point I need to start at the beginning, so here are a few photos on the journey from Helsinki to Buenos Aires. Flying is not the most exciting thing in the world, so I put the time to good use. The Sony A7RII still felt like a...

Not a Fashion Blog, but… ‘Flor...

Now, I know that I’m not writing a Fashion blog but, sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow. I was doing my usual aimless wandering around with a camera routine in Buenos Aires when I came across this boutique tucked away off a main...

Concrete and Colour in Buenos Aires

The ‘Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno’ in Buenos Aires might be a bit of a mouthful to say but it’s definitely worth a visit, if only to check out the architecture. There’s something about concrete and a splash of...

GearTalk: with Jussi Hellsten

 The full title for this article should be ‘GearTalk: with Jussi Hellsten, the hardest working man in photo business’. When I met up with him in the studio to do this interview, he had been up since 4am editing a commercial for a...

Tarja

A Photographer’s Health is in the...

I like to think that my health is something that I take seriously but I’ve definitely learnt over the years that being a photographer can be detrimental to your long-term well-being. During my assisting days, many of the photographers I...

Choosing a travel tripod

Just by the fact that this site exists, you may have noticed that I like to do a bit of pre-production. The initial plan was simply for me to take a creative sabbatical around South America with my cameras. It was only later that I thought it...

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GearTalk: with photographer Valtteri Hirvonen

I first worked with Valtteri on the red dot award winning Transitions 1020 project, an epic journey round New Zealand’s south island shooting video and stills for Nokia on their recently launched device, the Nokia Lumia 1020. It was that...

Music wall

Workflow and Time Management: Part 2, FCPX

Just to be clear, I am not an editor. I have sat in on several projects with various editors and have stumbled through some of my own personal projects to a passable level. What I have learnt from this is that editing is both an art and a craft...