About Pacific Pictures


  Pacific Pictures Photography



John Penisten is an independent photojournalist and writer based in Hilo, Hawai`i and manages Pacific Pictures, a photo agency specializing in images of Hawai`i and Asia/Pacific Rim destinations and subjects and other selected global regions.

Pacific Pictures covers assignment and stock photography with an emphasis in photojournalism, editorial, travel, scenics, cultural events, people, business and public relations subjects.













John Penisten/Pacific Pictures has experience in related editorial and photographic subjects throughout the Pacific Basin. Work has included Hawai`i, the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, and French Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau and Taiwan , plus the U.S. mainland and Europe.

Editorial and photo services include feature stories, photo essays, publicity and news releases, support photography, promotional and stock photography, and information research.

Previous clients include local, national and international newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, electronic magazines, airline inflights, travel offices, visitors bureaus, hotels, public relations firms, travel industry businesses, publishers and others. Recent clients include Bank of Hawai`i, Lerner Publications-Minneapolis, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Weldon-Owen Inc., Encarta Encyclopedia, Houghton-Mifflin, Bess Press, Diamond Head Papaya Co.-Hawai`i, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, Salem Press, Sydney Marriott-Australia, University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Sheraton Fiji Resort.




Articles and photos by John Penisten/Pacific Pictures have appeared in various publication outlets including Hawai`i Westways, Hawai`i Magazine, Hawai`i Tribune Herald, Verve-EVA Airways Magazine, Polynesian Airlines Polynesia, Go World Travel (www.goworldtravel.com), International Travel News (www.intltravelnews.com), Pacific Magazine, www.travelmuse.com, www.GoNomad.com and others.

John Penisten is author of the Big Island sections of recent Fodor’s Hawai`i and Fodor’s Big Island of Hawai`i, guidebooks, plus Experience the Big Island:The Road to Adventure, Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, and Kaua`i-The Garden Island: Making the Most of Your Family Vacation, 7th. ed. and Hawai`i-The Big Island: Making the Most of Your Family Vacation, 7th. ed. Prima Publishing, Roseville, CA and the all island guide, Adventure Guide to Hawai`i, Hunter Publishing,Edison, N.J.


Editors, publishers, art directors, photo editors, photo buyers and researchers, graphic artists, or anyone interested in reviewing a set of photos for project consideration and use, contact us at the following address, phone, fax or email. Digital images can be sent upon request.



All photographs are copyrighted by: John Penisten/Pacific Pictures

Written permission required for reproduction or use of any photographs.

Contact: Pacific Pictures, 570 Iwalani Street, Hilo, Hawaii USA 96720

Tel: 808-959-6986; Fax: 808-959-9382

Email:  johnpen@gmail.com