Author Archives: hellisjones

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Location: London, UK. November 2013. Iconic. Instantly recognisable.  With the added interest of an unusually tropical sky. Lucky to be in London, at this time, at this place. For more on this challenge, see here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

  Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia / Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland.  2007. My introduction to Bolivia came via a beaten-up yellow bus with shattered windows, with dust wafting through the cracks. We drove from the Argentinian border and ended up in Tupiza, the town where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were rumoured to have met […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Location: Penang, Malaysia.  December 2012. I love checking out the street art of the different cities that I visit.  Penang was a wonderful (and unexpected) example of this: it’s historic, colourful streets have been further enriched by wonderful murals by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic.  His paintings mostly feature local kids.  They are playful and inventive, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

Location: Venice, Italy.  October 2013.   Ai Weiwei’s “Bang”, an explosion of 886 antique wooden stools from floor to ceiling, featured as part of the German switcheroo with the French Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2013.  The topic of “room” made me think of Ai Weiwei, as the Chinese artist manages to maintain a clear voice […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Location: London, England.  21 May 2014.   I wasn’t looking at them. I was looking at the fiery sky, and wondering whether I could get across London Bridge safely, to get a better view of the red streak and the dome of St Paul’s.  I took a load of photos. I didn’t see the lovers until […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Location: Barwon Heads, Australia. Saturday 7 February 2009. On a day where temperatures in Melbourne, Australia hit 46.4 degrees C (115 degrees F), we headed down to the coast to celebrate a a dear young friend’s wedding.  We drove past power lines swaying in the heat. Everyone sweltered through the ceremony,  which took place in a little […]

Short is Beautiful

Short is Beautiful Here is a link to a review I did for the F Word – looking at the top short fiction I read in 2013.