Hello, I’m Mark Chamberlain. I’m a travel and landscape photographer and writer focused on Southeast Asia and Australasia.
My photographic objectives are to tell stories through photo essays about transient cultures, religions, and lifestyles in this dynamic global region. In contrast, my fine-art landscape images detail the natural environment while maintaining a strong sense of place.
Asian Explorer Past
Previously, I lived a nomadic life working as a petroleum exploration geologist in Southeast Asia. In the early 1990s, I was helicopter-dropped into Indonesia’s rugged mountains and rainforests on my first company assignments. Jobs in southern Myanmar followed – at the time, an area that was very much off-limits to travellers and tourists. I never really returned home to my native England after these initial culture shocks and experiences. A fantastic Far East life adventure had begun.
I spent the next twenty-five years living and working in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Inspired by my spectacular surroundings and the diverse people and cultures, my travel photography interests grew.
I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and am currently the Editor of CameraTalk magazine, the official online magazine of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.