about me.

Based in obscenely beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand since 2003, I am a commercial photographer who specialise in fine art architecture photography & interiors photography for commercial clients in the property industry.  My broad client base includes architects, interior designers, landscape designers, hotels, resorts, property developers, property managers, construction companies, restaurants, cafes, retailers, corporate offices & magazine publishers.

My fascination with architecture also extends into my personal work which centres around minimal urbanism. In my quest to get those oh-so-special shots, I can be found stalking construction sites in a hardhat, wandering under bridges, drawn like a magnet towards power plants and powerful dams, looking up while wandering around skyscrapers in big cities & being stopped and questioned by airport & industrial sites security. Its often hard and funny as a girl with a big camera who loves architecture photography to explain to unimpressed security staff that I’m simply trying to create fine architectural art photography.

awards.

I am a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP). This gallery showcases a few of my award winning images, all of which revolve around the theme of architecture photography that I’m so drawn to.

2017 – Finalist in the NZIPP Iris awards creative & commercial categories
2017, 2015, 2013, 2012 – Winner of NZIPP Iris awards

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Earthquake Ravaged Building, Christchurch, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Earthquake Ravaged Building, Christchurch, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Christchurch Bus Interchange by Architectus, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Christchurch Bus Interchange by Architectus, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Interior of Park Royal on Pickering by WOHA Architects, Singapore

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Interior of Park Royal on Pickering by WOHA Architects, Singapore

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, BNZ Shopping Centre by Sheppard and Rout Architects, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, BNZ Shopping Centre by Sheppard and Rout Architects, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Park Royal on Pickering by WOHA Architects, Singapore

NZIPP 2017 Award Image, Park Royal on Pickering by WOHA Architects, Singapore

NZIPP 2017 Te Wharewaka Tapere by Architecture Plus, Wellington,

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Te Wharewaka Tapere by Architecture Plus, Wellington, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren & Mahoney Architects, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren & Mahoney Architects, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Christchurch Bus Interchange, by Architectus

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Christchurch Bus Interchange, by Architectus

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Auckland Airport Control Tower, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Auckland Airport Control Tower, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Silos in Twizel, NZ

NZIPP 2017 Award image, Silos in Twizel, NZ

NZIPP 2015 Award Image, Walking Man

NZIPP 2015 Award Image, Window

NZIPP 2015 Award Image, Smiling Woman in Nepal

NZIPP 2015 Award Image, Smiling Woman in Nepal

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Spiral Staircase

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Spiral Staircase

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Clyde Dam, NZ

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Clyde Dam, NZ

NZIPP 2013 Award Image, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Rabat Mosque, Morocco

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Rabat Mosque, Morocco

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Cloud, Auckland, NZ

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Cloud, Singapore

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Marrakech Airport, Morocco

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Marrakech Airport, Morocco

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Dunedin, NZ

NZIPP 2012 Award Image, Dunedin, NZ

NZIPP 2012 Award image, The Esplanade, by DP Architects & Michael Wilford & Partners, Singapore

NZIPP 2012 Award image, The Esplanade, by DP Architects & Michael Wilford & Partners, Singapore

publications.

Urbis Magazine Cover
Property Press NZ Cover
Trends Magazine Landmark Show Home spread
Trends New Home Magazine Cover
NZ Bathrooms and Kitchens Magazine Cover
Landscape Architecture Magazine Copper House spread
Architecture NZ Forsyth Barr Stadium spread

Urbis | Trends | Houses
Architecture NZ | Home Style
Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly
Landscape Architecture NZ
World Living & Travel

connect on instagram.

@marina_mathews_photography

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.