About The Picture lounge - NZ Photographers Gallery

The Picture Lounge is a successful photographic gallery concept founded by Wanaka based Graphic Designer & Professional Photographer Christopher Thompson in 2011.

The gallery was created to allow some of New Zealand's finest professional photographers to have a retail showcase for their work. Traditionally, many had struggled to get their work into fine art galleries, even though the work is undoubtedly deserving of such representation.

Due to the gallery's location in the beautiful resort town of Wanaka, the focus is predominantly on artistic Central Otago regional landscapes, though the collection is made all the more exciting for the unique photography that captures the broader essence of ‘the New Zealand experience’ and also features travel and street photography from well beyond New Zealand’s borders.

Representing some luminary talents from all over New Zealand, the gallery showcases a selection of landscape, travel, adventure and fine art photography – in both open and limited editions (depending on the artist). In addition, one can also browse through catalogues for the broader volume of work ‘available to order’. Selected photographic publications are also available.

Loose prints can be packaged on-site to be safe for travel and/or post, and can be shipped to overseas destinations. Fully framed works are available to New Zealand based customers. The gallery recommends and uses only the finest quality production methods.

The gallery currently represents the work of full-time professional photographers; Craig Potton, Christopher David Thompson, Jason Law, Mike Langford, Jackie Ranken, Paul Gummer, Richard Sidey, Camilla Rutherford (nee Stoddart),  and Gilbert van Reenen.

The exciting collection is continually updated and modified, ensuring that The Picture Lounge is always well worth a visit.

Photographers please note, with regret, submissions are generally only possible by invitation.

Also onsite Christopher operates his graphic design business; hook. Established in 2000, this creative studio has produced all manner of high-end graphic communications for a range of New Zealand and International clients across the retail, fashion, industrial and wine sectors. These days the studio specialises in wine brand creation and marketing collateral. Due to Christopher's dual talents as a photographer, he can offer services from vineyard photography (his personal passion) through to label and packaging design and print advertising.

Please feel free to contact the gallery directly for further information.