John Mitchell is a former journalist and foreign correspondent who specialises in journalese style photography and travel writing, as well as photography for websites.
His work appears in leading cruise and over 50's travel magazines, newspapers and electronic travel publications.
John is based in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, where he has made a "tree change", and is available for photographic and/or writing commissions.
John's wife, Julie, is his researcher and assistant, and often accompanies him on major assignments. John's and Julie's address is 3 Jeffrey street, Kyneton, Vic 3444, and telephone 03 5422 6465. Email John direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see many of the photos plus numerous others in the JMPR Photography portfolio at this site . This is where you may purchase photos.
John and Julie also operate a full service public relations and media consultancy offering media advice, media release services, speeches, writing consumer and trade press articles for magazines and newspapers, and brochure writing and design.
You are invited to leave a comment in the website guest book.
All photos are available for sale as postcards, laminated posters, canvas prints, posters and framed etc at http://darius4522.redbubble.com/works and at http://www.redbubble.com/people/darius4522
Travel writing sample: Travelling with foot-in-mouth disease
11th September 2011
I was in Cambodia touring the temples of Angkor. My guide Ree, was staring at me with a look of utter horror on his face. I was smiling broadly before the penny dropped, and realised I had made one of life’s awful tourist gaffes.
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06th June 2011
Andrew Fisher’s large hand gripped the receiver as he listened to the telephone ring at the other end. Sweat broke on his brow and his skin felt clammy. He was breathing heavily. Outside he could hear magpies warbling and the gully winds caressing the tall gum trees that surrounded his isolated home in Victoria’s Dandenong Mountains an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The sounds of the bush should have been soothing, but his nerves were on edge. As the telephone continued to ring he toyed with hanging up. Yet he was unable to do so. He had thought about this telephone call for six months. It was part of his plan.
28th March 2011
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Burma Days: In the footsteps of George Orwell
21st January 2009
As I stood at the rail of the RV Pandaw IV looking towards Katha in Burma, I wondered how George Orwell must have felt as he arrived at this remote Upper Irrawaddy river port, which has changed very little. We had been on the Pandaw IV for several days, and I was looking forward to seeing the home in which George Orwell had lived in 1926-27.
Abandoning ship on the first night in Burma
18th December 2008
Not even being forced to temporarily abandon ship the first night of a cruise up Burma’s normally placid Irrawaddy River was sufficient to thwart photo-journalist John Mitchell’s vacation. Here he tells the story of how the Pandaw IV’s courageous crew overcame a freak occurrence when 150kph wind hit the vessel – the first time it had happened in the company’s 15-year history of cruising in Burma.
Travel writing sample: Airport arrivals are hell
08th September 2008
Nothing is worse than arriving at a strange airport in a foreign country after a lengthy flight. I seem to always make a complete hash of it, and subsequently get off to a holiday start that is very much less than memorable.
My latest fiasco was in Kolkata, India, earlier this year.
Bansbari - Halfway between Heaven and Earth
18th August 2008
Dusk in Assam at the border of India and Bhutan is like being halfway to heaven. On one side of the majestic Manas River is the lush national park which takes its name from the river, and on the other are the misty Himalayan foothills, which turn golden at sunset.
Cruising the Mighty Brahmaputra River
18th July 2008
Cruising the mighty Brahmaputra River in the remote north eastern Indian state of Assam is like taking a step back in time. Sitting on the cruise vessel’s panoramic sundeck at dawn, as the sun shows as an almost scarlet orb and the mist lifts to expose the remote landscape, one could be forgiven for imagining one’s travelling companions are Mahatma Gandhi or Rudyard Kipling.
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