The Artist

Professional Landscape Photographer, creating stunning prints for the walls of your home or office.

 

Hi, I'm Maria

A New Zealand landscape photographer creating limited edition prints so stunning your friends will want to steal them right off your wall.

Shooting cameras, and rifles...

After working as a lab technician, and a photo retoucher I landed my dream job in the Air Force as a military photographer. I spent 12 years travelling New Zealand and the world. Shooting (with my camera) out the open door of a helicopter, documenting the evacuation innocent families from Afghanistan, and cruising through the "furious fifties" to reach the icy white shores of Antarctica.

New Zealand Landscape Photography

After 12 years as an Air Force photographer, I said goodbye to the defence force so I could pursue my own adventures and shoot some epic New Zealand Landscapes.

Like many kiwi kids, I grew up exploring the outdoors with my parents. In the summer we would spend every weekend out on the sea, and in the winter we would jump in a campervan and explore snowy mountains and frozen lakes in the South Island.

Now I spend my life exploring those places with my camera, back to all those places I used to play as a kid.

I am so lucky that I live amongst some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, right here in New Zealand. The challenge is, bringing out the feeling of actually being in these amazing places in a printed image.

You know that feeling when you are somewhere so amazing it takes your breath away, but no matter how many photos you take of the scene, it just doesn't look the same as it did in real life?

It has taken me many years, but I have perfected the art of bringing that moment to life so you can hang it on your wall.

I am always exploring different parts of New Zealand so I can capture something that suits your taste and your space.

New Zealand has to be one of the best places in the world for landscape photography. The scenery is so diverse, unique and of course, stunning. From lush green native bush, to pristine white sandy beaches, to magnificent snow capped mountains.

 

I think it would take me a lifetime just to photograph all the beauty of New Zealand. I am always discovering new places that fascinate and amaze me.

View My Gallery
  • Asia Pacific Photography Awards

    Pink Potion was in the top 20, and was awarded a bronze highly commended award in the "Pure" category.

  • Asia Pacific Photography Awards

    Holographic Sunrise was in the top 20, and was awarded a bronze highly commended award in the "Pure" category.

  • Asia Pacific Photography Awards

    Erosion was awarded the bronze, highly commended award in the "Black and White" category.

  • Diploma in Contemporary Photography

    - Started in 2006

    - Graduated in 2008

  • 12 Years as a Military Photographer

    - Joined the RNZAF in 2009

    - Became head photographer in 2018

    - Left the RNZAF in April 2022

  • NZIPP Affiliate Member

    I am a proud affilliate member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography as of 2021.

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