A Hungarian artist’s Impression

Peter Anderson, a New Zealander, has been based in Malaysia since 1984. He is a travel photojournalist and the author and photographer of the following books:

• Discover Malaysia with Mobil (1994)

• Discover Borneo Sarawak (1996)

• Sarawak Natural Heritage (1996)

• Sarawak – A Concise Guide (1996)

• Golfing Malaysia (1998) (with Joe Carlos)

• Labuan – International Offshore Financial Centre (2000) (Photographer)

• Religious Buildings of the World, (2001)

• Traditional Malay Costumes of Malacca (2003)

• Fond Memories –Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s visits to Malacca 1981 – 2003 (2004)

• The VIVA List Latin America: 333 Places & Experiences People Love (2007) (Contributing  Author)

• Cons, Fools & Friends – 25 years of Travelling the World (Aug 2009) Marshall Cavendish Publishers

• Celebrating a Decade – Malacca under Datuk Seri Ali Rustam 1999 – 2009 (2010)

He has had over 125 travel articles published in magazines and newspapers in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, UAE, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and New Zealand some of which have been translated into Chinese, Malay and Arabic.

He has done assignments for SriLanka Airlines, Air New Zealand, Malaysian Airlines, Cape Tourist Authority (South Africa), Celyon Tourist Board, Tourism Malaysia, Tourist Development Corporation Pakistan, Olympic Airways, Malacca State Government, Sarawak Tourist Board, New Zealand Tourist Board

He was on the Board of Advisors, a Judge and Photo Editor for the Millennium Photo Project based in Canada in 1999-2000. This project brought together 10,000 photographers from 126 countries. The book, The Dawn of the 21st Century, was published in 2000.

He has had seven photo exhibitions in Malaysia, the latest, Beyond Beauty – Northern Pakistan was held at the National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, which was officiated by Begum, wife of Pakistani Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz. His latest international exhibition was Urban Stereotype, held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in May 2013

He has travelled and photographed in:Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, U.A.E., U.S.A., Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales and Yugoslavia

By the way Peter is the great grandson of Baroness Orczy, authoress of the Scarlet Pimpernel.


24 comments on “ABOUT

  1. nitzus says:

    hi peter,
    thank you for sharing with us your amazing photos and adventures.

  2. Ainslie says:

    That resume is my goal for the next few years 🙂 Truly amazing!

  3. Ainslie says:

    Haha it does seem a lot to achieve in a week now you mention it 😉 Reading it makes me realise it can be done

  4. The Pal Guy says:

    You have a great blog here and i have seen that your photographic skills have taken you places. Keep it up and i hope it goes well.

  5. selah says:

    you are a truly skilled photographer, and I am blessed that you would follow my blog.. thank you very much.. today is the first time I have seen your work, and I am very thankful to have found your blog.. following you as well..


  6. makeacrane says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. It would be amazing to be a photojournalist. What a life. Any advice for pursuing that life?

    • flyingkakapo says:

      The first step is to get travel articles and photographs published in magazines and newspapers. The advent of digital photography has ruined this market financially for us older travel photojournalists. Gone are the days when we would get US$200 to US$1,000 per article. In 1993 from a 14-day trip to Sri Lanka I published 18 articles in Inflight and local magazines and newspapers and collected US$22,000. Today newspapers want free stories & photos or pay very little. Make friends with editors and tell them you are travelling to a certain place and would they be interested in an article. Just publish and publish, treat it as a hobby initially and once you’ve got some published articles approach the tourism board, some hotels of a place you plan to travel. Initially ask for info as you will be writing stories with photographs, if they appear interested you can ask if they can offer some assistance, i.e. free accommodation etc. You will get refusals from hotels etc., but when you get some positive results it’s a great feeling. Good luck.

  7. stasiaalexa says:


    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    Go here – http://stasiaalexa.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/one-lovely-blog-award/ – to see what to do next. It’s really fun and easy.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome blog!

  8. Well, I guess you don’t need to hear how much I liked these shots, I’ve just seen, or to learn about our travellers photo challenge, but in case you get bored, or curious, here’s the address: http://wheresmybackpack.com – we enjoy it and your participation would up the ante, so to speak:)

  9. Your blog is awesome, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award.

    Well deserved!


  10. Peggy Tee says:

    Brilliant blog, and your photos are amazing!

  11. Hey, Peter, remember your friends from Brazil? Man, amazing pictures! My friends and I are enjoying. See you in another country. Vini and Gabi

    • flyingkakapo says:

      Hi Vini & Gabi
      Next year’s meeting is in Buenos Aires from 30 September to 4th October. See you there. We are most likely going to Ecuador after the meeting.

  12. Michel says:


    I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog https://peters365photos.wordpress.com because of the great style and energy. I have a blog on travel theme. If you’re interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  13. icesabel says:

    Hi!!!! XD I’m nominating your blog for the Liebster Award! ❤

  14. Icesabel says:

    Hiiiii! I love your photos!!! ❤ To share the love, I'm nominating your blog for The Sunshine Award and The WordPress Family Award!

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