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Torleif Lie of United States was Awarded: Second Prize in the category Fine Art/Landscape – Professional for the entry entitled,

” Desert Cathedral “

Limited Edition Artwork

Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

The jury selected PX3 2017’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.


P×3 Jury
Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry:
Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007, and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.


About the Winner:
My vision is to travel the globe on an eternal quest to capture unique moments in time, by creating imagery of our magnificent and fragile planet. Capturing the raw beauty and living energy of Mother Nature with all her natural wonders and beautiful creatures is my inspiration and what I live and crave for. Through the imagery I create I try to reach out to touch the heart and soul of my audience and to open their mind and awareness for the enchanting beauty of the natural wonders in the world that we live in. I welcome you to take part of my journey through the images I create.


Beautiful Italian Mouldings

Thor Photography offers an assortment of beautiful Italian frames in contemporary to classical and eclectic to traditional styles appealing to all consumer taste preferences.

Roma Moulding is currently the leading manufacturer of high-quality Italian photo frames. Their frames are made exclusively with Roma`s premium custom wood moldings and are manufactured with the same attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.


2016 One Eyeland Finalist

One Eyeland has officially announced the result of it`s 2016 Photography Awards Competetion.

A jury comprising some of the finest photographers, art directors and creative directors in the world, sifted through thousands of sumbissions and handpicked the finalist in each category.

Artist Comments

“I’m extremely humbled to be a finalist in the fantastic and prestigious One Eyeland Photography Awards 2016, in the Nature – Landscape category. One Eyeland Awards is one of the largest photography awards in the world and the standard is incredibly high, so I’m very proud that my work was chosen by the international community of my peers from around the world”.



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New Release: “Gaia” – Mother Earth Goddess

Artist Comments Gaia” – Mother Earth Goddess. In Greek mythology, Gaia, also spelled Gaea, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess”.   Acrylic Artwork The frameless acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other presentation can match.  Unlike traditional glass, where light simply passes through, the light refracts within the acrylic creating remarkable depth and brilliance. Details appear […]

Wild Dolphins

YemayaRender2Artist Comments

Swimming with the wild dolphins was a wonderful and magical experience that touched the very core of my soul.  I feel utterly privileged to have experience these magnificent sentient beings in their own home, on their own terms and to share the mutual joy of being together in the crystal clear, warm waters off the coast of Bahamas.

The pristine waters offered an unbelievable clarity with incredible colors, ranging from crystal clear turquoise to all imaginable shades of blues: ultramarine, azure, cerulean, royal blue, sea green and even rich purples.

Holding my breath while free diving down to 30 feet to position the massive underwater camera system for the perfect shoot was both enthralling and challenging. From below, the water and surface shimmer as though it was glass, reflecting the beautiful dolphins and offering a unique perspective on this underwater paradise.

The ultra-high resolution images were created using one of the highest quality underwater camera system in the world. The resulting images have an incredible amount of details with an outstanding image quality.


Antelope Canyon – “Spiritual Sanctuary”

Artist Comments

I was amazed by the beauty of this underground cathedral. Every step exposed a unique scene of exquisite contrast and brilliance.  An unimaginable blend of glowing pastel colors made brilliant by the cascading beams of sunlight above which illuminated this artful collection of sculpted sandstone in infinite shape and form.

Limited Edition Artwork

Antelope Canyon Art Pieces are available for order in the Thor Photography Gallery/Shop.

2016 PPA International Competition Award

A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia.

Judged against a standard of excellence, the image “Chrysopelea” was awarded a Merit in the General Collection.

All accepted images will also be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition at Imaging USA, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 8-10, 2017.


  Artist Comments “I, like the thousands of others whom were delighted and enthralled that night, stood in silence, captivated by the spectacle of a this graceful aerobatic act. I knew I only had minutes before this magnificent visual magic was over. I used a wide-angle lens to reach out to as much of the night sky as possible. The composition was critical. I pressed the shutter and held my breath, as the aerobatic glider gracefully painted the night sky with it`s spectacular pyrotechnic […]

Thor Photography unveils “Old Glory”

Thor Photography is proud to unveil a new breathtaking image in the Aviator Series – “Old Glory” – a complementary sequel to “Spirit of America”   Artist Comments “The Vultee BT-13 Pilot Trainer is a symbol of American innovation and a reminder of the brave souls who took part in the biggest war in modern history.  This legendary WWII era aircraft trained thousands of pilots who fought valiantly for America’s freedom. I have always been drawn to the power and beauty of America’s legendary, […]

NEW RELEASE – Thor Photography is proud to present “Aurora”

Artist Comments “Aurora”: Derived from the Latin aurora (dawn). The name was borne by the Roman mythological goddess of dawn and by the princess in the popular fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The Ancient Romans considered Aurora the goddess responsible for flying across the sky at daybreak. “   1936 Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior The Lockheed Model 12 was a 6-passenger light transport scaled down from Lockheed’s Model 10. It first flew June 27, 1936, appropriately taking off at exactly […]