“My vision is to travel the globe on a 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.”
About the Artist
Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty. Torleif is also a multidisciplinary artist, including underwater imagery, and exquisite interior designs that reflect his spirit of excellence and immense attention to presentations, details and overall experiential perfection.
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.
His journey has just begun and we invite you to take part through the images he creates.
Torleif is a proud member of Norges Fotografforbund, Federation of European Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America.
Norges Fotografforbund NFF
The Norwegian Photographer’s Association (NFF) was founded in 1894. It is a Norwegian association with more than 500 professional photographers. The association’s purpose is to bring together the country’s professional photographers to collaborate on the development of photography and safeguard the interest of the photographer.
Federation of European Professional Photographers
The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) is a nonprofit organization that organizes national professional photographers associations in the geographic area represented by the Council of Europe and has member organizations in some 29 countries. FEP is officially headquartered in Brussels. The Secretariat is in Rome. As the central reference authority for Photography in the European Union, it represents over 50.000 professional photographers in Europe.
The FEP defends the rights of professional photographers directly and in communion with national and international organisations. about-insetIt represents the interests of member associations on a global scale on topics like education, training, professional standards, authors rights etc. The FEP cooperates in the organisation of national events of member associations and international congresses, and promotes an exchange of keynote speakers.
The main aim of the FEP is to validate the standard of qualifications of professional photographers throughout Europe. In 1998, with help of the British Institute of Professional Photography (the BIPP), the FEP instigated a European qualification called QEP.
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It currently helps 30,000+ pros elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of closing the gap between what photographers do as artists and entrepreneurs and what consumers want.
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