My name is Mark Chamberlain. I am 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 ever-changing, dynamic global region. In contrast, my fine-art landscape images detail the natural environment, whilst maintaining a strong sense of place.
I am currently living in New Zealand, affording me fantastic opportunities to work on fine-art landscape photography projects across this pristine country.
Asian Explorer Past
Previously, I lived a nomadic life working as a petroleum exploration geologist for oil and gas companies 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 Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP), the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ). I am currently the Editor (in a voluntary role) of CameraTalk Magazine, the official online magazine of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.