Peter John Watson

Adventurer, photographer, dreamer of improbable dreams.



Peter John Watson was born in a not-quite dystopian 1984 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. For 15 years, he fell asleep to the sound of the North Sea and yet somehow ended up in the Big Smoke. Peter studied film and music before going on to freelance as a filmmaker and audiovisual engineer. After gaining his teaching qualification, Peter taught taught media and computer science at secondary level.

He has published photography on Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and the Guardian and has covered a range of destinations in print including Cambodia, Egypt and Jordan.

He has had two short films screened at The Cannes Film Festival and sells his travel photography online at Shutterstock and iStock by Getty Images.

Atlas & Boots

In 2014 Peter co-founded outdoor travel blog Atlas and Boots with his girlfriend, Kia Abdullah. Since then they have been travelling full-time while running the successful website on the road and from various semi-permanent locations. During this time he published articles on travel sites Business Insider and Matador Network as well as working closely with Lonely Planet.

A keen climber, photographer and traveller, his ‘life to-do list’ includes sailing the Atlantic Ocean, visiting at least half the states in the world and climbing the seven summits.