The Cory Marshall Gallery in Queenstown’s Earl Street specialises in fine art landscape photography from New Zealand and around the world.
“It had been a goal of mine to have a gallery displaying my work for quite a long time and we opened in September last year,” says Cory. “I love the Queenstown and Wanaka area and when looking for spaces for the gallery it was a toss up between the two towns.”
Most of the work on display is Cory’s own photography focusing on natural landscapes throughout the South Island.
“I print all of my work myself onto Chromaluxe aluminium panels at my printing studio in Wanaka. When I first moved to New Zealand I printed in Australia since there were no printing labs here who could print large format onto the metal panels. Eventually I imported all the machinery and equipment so I have control over the entire creative process from start to finish.”
Cory grew up in California spending winters in Lake Tahoe skiing and summers tramping the Yosemite National Park.
“ I went to university in Colorado and spent more time hiking throughout the Rocky Mountains than in classes. My first camera was a graduation present and I fell instantly in love with capturing nature, finding unique vistas and trying to capture them in the best light possible. When my wife and I moved to New Zealand in 2017 my exploration focused on the Southern Alps from the alpine glaciers of Mt. Cook to the beech forests of Fiordland.”
Photographic technique and composition are key to Cory’s vivid landscape images.
“A combination between patience and spending time in the mountains – some of my favourite photos have taken years to capture how I envisioned them. Often I head into the mountains with a week’s worth of food and a Kindle and sit and wait for the perfect light to bring my vision to life.”
The Cory Marshall Gallery is open Thursday – Monday from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
“ We attract visitors and locals and have had many local clients purchase large statement pieces for their homes. Shipping is included for all New Zealand, Australia and USA clients and I can arrange international freight to other countries or package the print to be taken with them. People can also buy direct online.”