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

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 .

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Travel writing sample: Travelling with foot-in-mouth disease
04th September 2015
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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Burma Days: In the footsteps of George Orwell
21st August 2014
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.
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Abandoning ship on the first night in Burma
18th July 2014
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.
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Bansbari - Halfway between Heaven and Earth
18th August 2013
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.
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Cruising the Mighty Brahmaputra River
18th June 2013
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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Travel writing sample: Airport arrivals are hell
08th September 2011
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.

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Personal coaching
28th March 2011
Personal coaching service to assist people in today's increasingly complex world.
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09th August 2007
JMPR is based in Kyneton, Victoria, and services local and national accounts. The consultancy was established in late 1986, and is a full service public relations consultancy.
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia Sample shots
(Contains 9 photos)
These are random samples of John Mitchell's work.
Swimming pool, Ophir Street, Goodwood. Real estate: Kyneton (Hedgerow Cottage), Daylesford (The White House) and Goodwood (Ophir Street).
(Contains 15 photos)
Bruce Lee sculpture, Avenue of the Stars, Kowloon, Hongkong Hongkong and Macau
(Contains 10 photos)
Taken in May of 2009. Simply shots I took during a brief trip to Hongkong
Abandon ship... Burma
(Contains 70 photos)
Thse photos were taken in Rangoon and along the Irrawaddy River between Bagan and 8 miles south of the city of Bhamo near the Burmese-Chinese border.
Temple doorway, Majuli India (Assam, Brahmaputra cruise, Agra and Jaipur)
(Contains 45 photos)
Assam and Rajasthan, India, photographic assignment.
RV Mekong Pandaw Cambodia and Vietnam
(Contains 41 photos)
Shots include a 750km cruise along the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company aboard one of its sensational Pandaw vessels.
Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia
(Contains 3 photos)
Photos taken in and around Sydney during Easter 2008.
Graffiti Lane Melbourne
(Contains 21 photos)
Street photography, Melbourne, Australia.
Carrickalinga dusk Adelaide, South Australia
(Contains 25 photos)
Coriole vista South Australian Wineries
(Contains 9 photos)
An expanding collection of wineries in South Australia - Australia's most significant wine area.
Bali post bomb-blast Bali
(Contains 2 photos)
Burma cruise Some magazine articles
(Contains 10 photos)
A few of John's and Julie's articles, which have been published in "Cruise Pssenger", Australasia's largest circulation cruise magazine, and "Get Up and Go", Australia's leading magazine for the over 50's - those who want to try something "different".