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Golden Hour

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Sunsets
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie
  • Studio
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Website
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Located just downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam on the
Colorado River sits one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful sights,
the Horseshoe Bend.

It’s arguably one of the world’s most amazing watercourse
meanders, flowing beneath the magnificent hematite, platinum
and garnet-encrusted cliffs of the Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area.

As the sun set below the horizon, a dynamic spectacle appeared as
if the sky was about to erupt into a fiery blaze. I experienced a
rush of emotions as I pressed the shutter, capturing the true
beauty of this magnificent natural wonder. It was an epic moment I
will never forget.

As an artist I am compelled to create images that provoke an experiential reaction from the viewers, but also to reveal the fragility and grandiose nature of landscapes; I aim to capture a mixture of the sublime together with the fragility of the environment at the hands of human exploitation.

My work is celebratory by design and creates an intimate storyline with the underlying message that beauty can only be comprehended with the contrast of decay or destruction. I aim to pose questions, to reveal both beauty and loss.

Awards 2022
Norwegian Professional Photography Awards
1st Place Fine Art
3rd Place in Norway

Hasselblad Masters
How we Bleed the Earth, Our Guilt and Shame + Finalist - Aerial

Anthropogenic #6 + Loan
Anthropogenic #7 + Merit

Zeus + Silver

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Silver Medalist
Enchanted + Loan Collection
White Angel + Merit Collection
Valhalla Rising + Merit Collection
Yemaya + Merit Collection

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2019
White Angel + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2019
Valhalla Rising + Gold
Oneiri + Bronze
Sentient Beauty + Bronze

International Color Awards 2019
Desert Cathedral + Honorable Mention
Gaia + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee
Buffalo + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 - Finalist - # 6 in Europe

- Individual Image Awards 2019
Valhalla Rising + Distinction Award
White Angel + Merit
Chimera + Merit
Golden Hour + Merit

One Eyeland
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2019
#1 in Norway

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2018
Photographer of The Year – Norway

Tokyo International Photography Awards (TIFA) 2018
Valhalla Rising + Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2018
Golden Hour + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2018
Enchanted + Bronze

One Eyeland Awards
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2018
#5 in the United States

One Eyeland Awards
- World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2017
Title Winner - #8 in the World
#2 in the United States

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017
Gaia - Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2017
Desert Cathedral + Silver

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2017
Golden Hour + Silver

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2016
Chrysopelea + Merit Collection