My name is Chris and I’m a former Upper Canadian kid now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You should visit sometime.

I’m currently at Work in Halifax, NS, where it’s -4° and partly cloudy at 4:16pm.

I’m a web developer during the day. I’ve been known to listen to music, take photographs, and read books. I love to hike.

I also have a now page.

You can send me a message on the contact page. If you wish to encrypt your message or confirm my identity, you can do so over at keybase.io.

Self portrait of me in black and white

Elsewhere: stream RSS, photography and writing post RSS, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Last.fm.


Most of my photographs are recorded on film with the odd digital shot. Both black and white and colour film is developed at home, where I also print the black and white in my makeshift darkroom. For the web, I scan the negatives. For the wall, I make wet chemistry silver-gelatin prints.

Most of the photographs that accompany my writings are made with a digital camera.

Many of the fine photographs found here are available for purchase. Inquiries can be sent to me on the contact page with the name of the photograph and I’ll get back to you with size, format and cost details.


chrisjones.io is hosted on a Digital Ocean VPS and is managed with my custom-made CMS. Videos are transcoded using Zencoder’s awesome on-demand service. Map icons are from Map Icons Collection. Main compass icon is from Alessio Atzeni at FlatIcon. I’ve also whipped up an API.

In 2016 this site celebrated 20 years of clogging up the web. chrisjones.io is merely the latest incarnation of this site. In 1996 it was available as areaeleven.com. After that, in a bout of Canadian patriotism it became known as areaeleven.ca. That lasted for a while and there are many who remember that site as the one true Chris Jones website. Then it became betterleftunsaid.ca, the name coming from lyrics of a song by Sarah Harmer. Finally, it has became chrisjones.io where it shall remain until I get bored or change my name.


All photographs, words and graphics appearing on this site are Copyright © 1996-2017 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. If you would like to purchase/use/licence a photograph for commercial purposes or to create a derivative work, your inquiries can be sent to me on the contact page.


In photography, Bedroom light, September 2017 was published 3 weeks ago.

As for writing, Channel Lake Loop, September 2017 was published 3 months ago.

And in the stream, Neighbourhood No.6 was published 3 days ago.

Photographs, writings and streams are published when I feel like it, which is not too often these days. You should subscribe to the photography, writing and stream feeds to keep up-to-date.


Posts from across the site ordered by popularity.


  1. Falls at Fairy Hole, Cape Breton
  2. Fashion laundromat, Saturday night
  3. Afternoon siesta, Queen and Bay
  4. Waiting, Ferry Terminal
  5. Stoddard House, Barrington Street


  1. Three Days Around Cape Chignecto
  2. Kejimkujik backcountry, May 2012
  3. Late summer camping at Keji's Wil-Bo-Wil cabin
  4. Gully Lake Wilderness Trail
  5. South Granite Ridge trail


  1. Prized Possession
  2. Christmas Eve skate in the 'burbs
  3. Death Race 2000
  4. Old burying ground under snow
  5. Field Notes Campfire edition