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Thor Fine Art published in Varden Newspaper

Article in Norwegian by Anniken Wathne – Journalist Varden Newspaper – Full size news article available in Norwegian at bottom of page.   A small cottage along Vråvatn in Telemark is the home of the world`s seventh best landscape photographer.   I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember Torleif is a world class photographer. He have been awarded numerous awards and honors for his work in several prestigious international photography competitions. In December 2019, he […]

“Kerauno” awarded Bronze in Monochrome Photography Awards

Artist Comments “Being a fine art photographer I often have to make arguments as to why photography is just as much an art form as painting or sculpting. Some seems to forget that photography can be dated back several centuries with the invention of the camera obscura. The first successful photograph as we know in modern day is “View from the Window at Le Gras” in 1826 or 1827 by Nicephore Niepce. I have spent years experimenting in the artistic […]

How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame

Artist Comments “A series of images portraying the impact of humankind’s destructive industrial practices on the natural environment. The images portray the terrible beauty of mining’s toxic impact on the land, whilst serving as a reminder of man’s folly. Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources. This affects global warming, environmental degradation such as ocean acidification, mass extinction and biodiversity loss, creating an ecological crisis, and ecological collapse. […]

Gold Winner in Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019

Artist Comments “I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Gold winner in the prestigious Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019. The image “Zeus” was awarded Gold in the Landscape-Sunset category and Bronze in the Nature-Lanscapes category. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to TIFA, the incredible judges and the organizers who run this distinguished photographic competition.” Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) In another tremendous year for TIFA, we received thousands of highly qualified entries from […]

“Valhalla Rising” Customer Installation

Collector Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland selected “Valhalla Rising” to compliment her interior design. She is a talented interior designer who specialize in assisting clients in creating beautiful contemporary interior designs. The Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta print was framed in an oak hardwood frame with museum glass by a frame shop in her home town of Trondheim, Norway.

Anniken wrote a wonderful review after receiving her print. We are always delighted when we receive such excellent feedback. It is truly humbling and inspirational.

“So pleased with our new photograph Valhalla Rising. It really grasps your eyes with the beautiful sunrise, the stunning horizon and the majestic Pulpit Rock. The artist has captured a truly unique moment in time that we will enjoy for a lifetime”. Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland

Interior images curtesy of Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland

You can read more about the award winning “Valhalla Rising” photograph and order your own in this link



BRONZE STAR AWARD IN ND AWARDS 2019

Artist Comments “I am truly honored and humbled by being awarded 3rd Place and Bronze Star Award for my image series “Oneiri” in the Fine Art Landscape category and Honorable Mention for my image “Zeus” in the same category. I’m privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. A special thank you to the distinguished staff and jurors of the prestigious ND Awards for continuing to create such a beautiful stage, portraying art from some of […]

The Showcase: A Collection of The Loan Collection’s Very Best

PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition (commonly referred to as ‘IPC’) produces the very best photographers from all over the world. Thousands of images are submitted, but only the very best get selected to be published in the esteemed PPA Loan Collection Book.

The PPA Loan Collection

Simply put, the Loan Collection exhibits the best of the best from the IPC. These amazing images are collected into a gorgeous and massive, hardcover Showcase book. This book is made available for purchase to Collectors all over the world. Most importantly, it is known for being a collection of images that set the standard for quality in our industry.

These gorgeous books are published by one of PPA’s partners, Marathon Press.  You can buy the Loan Collection book directly from them.

Source: www.ppa.com

Title Winner World`s Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2019

“I am incredibly grateful to be a Title Winner in the Prestigious WORLD`S TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019 and being awarded the GOLDEN X TROPHY. I was ranked #7 in the world. This is the second time I have been fortunate to be among the ten Title Winners in this recognized competition. One Eyeland is one of the largest photography awards in the world and the standard is incredibly high, so I`m humbled that my work was chosen by the international […]

Gold Winner in Budapest International Foto Awards

Artist Comments
“I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Gold winner in the prestigious Budapest International Foto Awards 2019.

Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to BIFA, the incredible judges and the organizers who run this distinguished photographic competition.”

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Budapest International Foto Awards

Budapest International Foto Awards is an inspirational community that recognises the power and influence of photography in shaping how we see the world. We are here to nurture creative expression and support photographers who have important stories to share through their images.

BIFA’s mission is to promote the work of professional and emerging international photographers to the fast-growing artistic community of Budapest, putting them in the spotlight and providing them with a great platform to showcase their work.

We encourage all photographers to participate–professional, amateur and student–to share your unique talent and vision with the world, and win prizes, awards, and recognition.

www.budapestfotoawards.com

The Importance of Art in You Home

Art creates mood and adds personal character to your space Your home is “your place,” and that’s why decorating it with personal items is so important. You need to feel comfortable in your home! Surrounding yourself with art you love will help you enjoy where you spend a majority of your time. From a functional design standpoint, art acts as a focal point, makes a room appear finished, and immediately shows off your interests and values to visitors. By choosing […]