2019 / Nature / Underwater

Pasithea

  • Company
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie

The wild dolphins would usually interact, play, jump and move in lightning speed. This couple was different. They were gracefully moving through the water, swimming inverted. They seemed totally relaxed, almost like in a state of meditation.It almost looked like they were holding hands. If you look closely you will see the shape of a heart in the seabed surrounding the couple. In Greek mythology, Pasithea, was one of the Charities (Graces), and the personification of relaxation, meditation.

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.