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THE ARTIST

“Welcome and thank you for taking a look at my photographic art!
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.”
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About the Artist

Torleif Lie is an international award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway.

His stature as a leading nature photographer was indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the title ‘WORLD`S TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER 2017’ ranked as #2 in America and #8 in the World.

In addition he was awarded Silver in the MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – MIFA for his image “Golden Hour” in the Nature Category and Silver in the PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS for his image “Desert Cathedral” in the Fine Art Landscape Category.

Additionally acclaimed masterworks include “Lady In The Wind”, “Enchanted” and “Yemaya”





 

Torleif was born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1980. Norway: The Land of Fjords, Trolls, and Vikings.

Norway is one of the brightest Scandinavian jewels and even its toughest and most rugged landscapes shine beautifully. Norway is widely known and admired for its wide range of natural peculiarities and beauties: deep forests, arctic tundras, grand mountaintops, colorful grass-roofed houses, and, of course, its majestic fjords. Torleif`s experience in nature has become a large influence on his passion for the beauties of the natural world.

The Name Torleif comes from the Old Norse name, Þórleifr, meaning “Thor’s descendant”. It is a merging of the name for the Norse god Þórr combined with leifr “descendant, heir”.

Torleif has always harbored a passion to explore the unknown. He has been on deep-sea diving explorations several thousand feet below the ocean surface, exploring hidden treasures resting in the captivating waters through the lens of an underwater camera. Photographing marine life, lost shipwrecks, and fallen World War II airplanes, he found to be an intriguing endeavor. Piloting the Underwater Robotic Systems gave him a different perspective, not limited by time or depth.

In 2012 he decided to devote his attention to pursue a yearning for aviation and widen his photographic horizons and moved to Florida, USA. It served as the perfect location for him to pursue his aerial and artistic passions. Close to the some of the worlds best dive spots and world class flight academies. During his stay in America he completed his professional pilot training and accumulated more than 1000 flight hours. He also explored some of the world`s most magnificent landscapes and dive spots during his photographic journeys.

 

I find flight to be freedom in its purest form. The sensation I experiences while flying is one
of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that electrifies every nerve of my soul to the utmost.
His journey has just begun and we invite you to take part through the images he captures.

 

 

Limited Edition Artwork

"Old Glory"

 

Torleif is a proud member of PPA – Professional Photographers of America

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PENTAX 645Z

Featuring an amazing 51.4 megapixels on a high-performance CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX 645Z assures super-high-resolution images with a stunningly realistic sense of depth combined with vivid colors and rich shadow detail. The resulting image features a uniquely distinct look and unmistakable brilliance. The CMOS image sensor, with an imaging area (43.8mm x 32.8mm) approximately 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-size sensor.