Pacific Pictures Credits




John Penisten is an independent photojournalist and writer based in Hilo, Hawai`i; manager of Pacific Pictures, a photo agency specializing in images of Hawai`i and Pacific Rim destinations; author of the general guidebooks,Experience the Big Island: The Road to Adventure, Mutual Publishing, Honolulu; Fodor’s Hawai`i and Fodor’s Big Island of Hawai`i guidebooks Big Island chapters; Hawai`i-The Big Island, 7th. ed. and Kaua`i-The Garden Island,, 7th. edition, Prima Publishing, Roseville, CA, and Adventure Guide to Hawai`i, Hunter Publishing, Edison, N.J.


Recent Article-Photo Credits


“Kyoto: Japan’s Ancient Capital is a Treasure of Temples,” text/photos,

“Hot Springs and Cherry Blossoms: Experiencing Japan’s Cultural Icons,” text/photos,
“Best Affordable Honolulu Restaurants,” text,
In the Heart of Honolulu’s Chinatown,” text,
“Hawaiian History for Kids,” text/photo,
“The Big Deal About the Big Island,” text/photos,
“Family Fun on the Big Island,” text/photos,
“Best Beaches on the Big Island,” text,
“Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Observatories,” text/photos,
“Old Meets New in the Heart of Japan’s Honshu Island,” text/photos, International Travel News,
“Safe Haven in Old Hawai`i,” text, The History Channel Magazine
“Finding Christmas Magic in Seiffen, Germany,” text/photos, Christmas Magazine,
“Experiencing Germany’s Christmas Markets,” text/photos, Christmas Magazine,
“Discovering Honolulu’s Chinatown,” text/photots, Verve-EVA Airways Inflight Magazine
“Children of Paradise,” text/photos, Polynesian Airlines “Polynesia” Inflight
“Kauai is a Dream Vacation,” text/photos, Hawaii Tribune Herald
“Chinatown, Honolulu,” text/photos, Hawaii Tribune Herald
“The Other Grand Canyon (Kauai),” text/photos,Hawaii Tribune Herald
“Rediscovering the Big Pineapple,” text/photos,Hawaii Tribune Herald



Book Credits


Experience the Big Island: The Road to Adventure; Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI; general guidebook author and photographer


Kaua`i-The Garden Island, 7th.ed., Prima Publishing, Roseville, CA; general guidebook, author

Hawai`i-The Big Island, 7th. ed., Prima Publishing, Roseville, CA; general guidebook, author

Adventure Guide to Hawai`i, Hunter Publishing Co., Edison, N.J.; adventure guidebook, author and photographer

Hawaii, 2nd. ed. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, MN; juvenile pictorial book; contributing photographer

New Zealand-Land of the Long White Cloud, Dillon Press, Minneapolis, MN; juvenile pictorial book; contributing photographer

Honolulu, Dillon Press, Minneapolis, MN; juvenile pictorial book; author and photographer

Client Publishers-Organizations-Companies

Aloha Festivals Hawai`i Anaheim Hilton Hotel
Bank of Hawai`i Moonlight Lodge-New Zealand
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation  Volcano & Geothermal Tourism handbook by Patricia Erfurt
Big Island Group Newmans South Pacific Tours
Koloa Landing Cottages-Kaua`i Radisson Kaua`i Beach Resort
New Zealand Tourism Board Onizuka Space Center-Kona, Hawai`i
Destination Hilo Diamond Head Papaya Co. Hawai`i
Encarta Encyclopedia Houghton Mifflin Company
Guam Visitors Bureau Hotel Bora Bora-French Polynesia
Hawaii Visitors Bureau Lerner Publications-Minneapolis
Salem Press Rarotongan Resort Hotel-Cook Islands
Sheraton Fiji Resort Tongariro Lodge-New Zealand
Sydney Marriott-Australia University of Hawai`i at Hilo
U.S. Marine Turtle Research Westin Maui-Hawai`i
Weldon Owen Inc. Tsunami Marketing


All photographs are copyrighted by: John Penisten/Pacific Pictures

Written permission required for reproduction or use of any photographs.

Contact: John Penisten, Pacific Pictures, 570 Iwalani Street, Hilo, Hawai`i, USA 96720-5562

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