Queenstown Central
Parkroyal on Pickering, by WOHA, Singapore
Parkroyal on Pickering, by WOHA, Singapore
Parkroyal on Pickering, by WOHA, Singapore
Queenstown Central by Ignite Architects, New Zealand
The Esplanade
The Pod Pavilion
Walking Man

marina mathews photography.


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I am Marina, a New Zealand based fine art architecture photographer with a passion for creating award winning imagery using bold architectural forms.  My practice of interpreting architectural objects feeds my creative soul while paying tribute to the beauty of the form and the designer’s vision.  While my commercial work is a literal interpretation of the built form, my fine art work is my asthetic voice.

fine art architecture

Photographing architecture and built forms for property related clients and myself as personal projects has allowed me to discover a multitude of subjects which I enjoy interpreting and transforming into art.  A recurring theme that can be found in my photographic style is twofold and contradictory.  One being the simple elegance of urban minimalism where in traditional architecture photography, sharpness and straight lines are key.  The other being the complexity of shapes, textures and shadows of the built form interpreted in a multi-dimensional manner.

fine art.


Marina Mathews Commercial Work

fine art.

My creative right brain sees me turning strong architectural forms into pieces of fine artwork.  My galleries showcase various series I am drawn towards and continue to develop ~ Urban MinimalismUrban Blend, Fragments and Black & White.  Are you an interior designer or homeowner and see something or a particular style you like in the website galleries? I can create an artistic portrait of your built project or work with you to customise a piece of architectural photographic art for your wall space.

Staircase at Auckland airport, NZ


Parkroyal on Pickering, by WOHA, Singapore


Tree bark


Christchurch Bus Interchange in Black and White



Specialising in architecture photography allows me to privilege of exploring the exteriors and interiors of residential and commercial buildings with my camera.  The galleries in my architecture portfolio showcase examples of residential, interior,  hotels & lodges, decor, restaurants & bars and commercial photography.  It is not always about the large image of the lounge space, often its about the smaller details in the decor like the ornaments strategically placed on the side table to tie in with the fabric of the reupholstered armchair all in one scene.  Or when I’m shooting on a construction site, I gravitate towards the repetitive patterns found in the de-construction of a building, knowing that every form started as a hand sketch or 3D render by a designer.





Spires Hotel, Queenstown NZ


Transational Research Institute, Wilson Architects Donovan Hill


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Bold form, strong lines, sharp angles, colour, the lack of, smooth curves. Find me on Instagram to see what makes me tick and for a healthy dose of architectural eye candy.