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Wild Dolphins

Artist 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 experienced 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 shot was both enthralling and challenging. From below, the water and surface shimmered as though it was glass, reflecting the beautiful dolphins and offering a unique perspective on this underwater paradise”.

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2016 Professional Photographers of America – International Photographic Competition

Merit
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.

Chrysopelea

  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 […]

Thor Photography unveils “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, wartime aircraft and wanted to portray an image series I had visualized in my mind. My goal was to create something unique, something different. […]

“Daytona Lights”

Daytona Beach “World Center of Racing” “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines” Daytona International Speedway, known as “The World Center of Racing” is a world renowned racing facility located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, Daytona International Speedway has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR and one of the biggest racing events in the world. During Speedweek in early February more than 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. The […]

Spectacular Night Aerial Pyrotechnic Display

Artist Comments “As the sun began to set behind the western horizon, the skies over the SUN ‘n FUN flightline on Lakeland Linder Airport ignited with the pyrotechnic artistry of several world-class aerobatic pilots. Thousands of spectators were dazzled by the unmatched display of precision aerobatics from many of the world’s top air show performers mixed with dazzling pyrotechnics. Gene Soucy, one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation, performed a spectacular night aerial pyrotechnic display […]

NEW RELEASE: Miami ART DECO – Acrylic Blocks

The Miami Beach Architectural District (also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, and the more popular term, Miami Arto Deco District) is a U.S. historic district located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The area was well known as the district, that Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace resided in a mansion in Ocean Drive. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, the Collins Canal and Dade Boulevard to the north. It contains […]

Photoshoot at Daytona Beach International Airport

I was asked to photograph two good friends from Norway, Eivind and Louisa. They both work as Flight Instructors at Phoenix East Aviation.  I had worked with both of them before and knew they were both comfortable in front of the camera and easy to work with. We always have a lot of fun during different shoots so I was excited to have the opportunity to photograph them in an aviation setting. We agreed to meet an hour before sunset to […]