|Thor Elias Engelstad is a Norwegian born Australia based photographer, known for his innovative and recognizable characteristic style combination of fashion and fine art photography. Some of his fashion and advertising clients include Pandora, Grab Denim, Billabong, Oscar Oscar, Mimosa, Universal Store, Volvo, Huawei, Stockland and Brookefield Multiplex.|
His work has been featured in publications such as a Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th century, Vulture Magazine, Carbon Copy, UCE Magazine, Lino, Art World, Australian Art Review, Academy for Men, Cleo, Oyster and French Photo.
The recipient of international prizes such as the International photography Awards, International Color Awards and The Centre for Fine Art Photography in the USA.
He is also involved in many diverse art projects and commissions. Thor Elias has had several solo exhibitions, as well as being represented in many group shows worldwide.
When not shooting for clients Thor Elias travels the continents adding to his varied influences and inspirations, balancing his personal photo media and visual experimentations work.
Artist representation by Buratti Fine Art, Australia.
Commerce representation by Illuminate Management Australia. www.illuminatemanagement.com.au
2012 Semi-Finalist Moran Contemporary Photographic Art Prize, Sydney, Australia
2011 International Color Awards, Photography Masters Cup, Nominee in Fine Art, London, UK
2010 Finalist HumanKind Exhibition, New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Arena, NY, USA
2010 Finalist Moran Contemporary Photographic Art Prize, Sydney, Australia
2008 IPA, 5 Honourable mentions in Professional
Categories fine art, fashion & advertising,
Los Angeles, USA
2008 Finalist Moran Contemporary Photographic Art Prize,
2007 International Photography Awards, 3 Honourable
mentions in Professional Categories, LA, USA
2007 Cover Art Challenge Award Winner, Queensland
Arts Council, Brisbane, Australia
2007 Finalist ACMP Trampoline 07 Projections,
2006 International Photography Awards Honourable
mention, Fine Art Professional, LA, USA
2006 International Photography Awards, Two Honourable
Mentions, People/lifestyle, Prof., LA, USA
2006 Finalist On The Edge The Center for Fine Art
Photography, Fort Collins, USA
2006 Finalist Project 30 June exhibitions, New York, USA 2006 Finalist ACMP Trampoline 06 Projections,
2006 Premiere selection, PHOTO ‘Le Plus Grand
Concours Photo Du Monde’, Paris, France
2006 Finalist Project 30, May and June
exhibition, New York, USA
2005 Finalist Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery,
2005 Capture Magazines ‘Exposed’ competition in
March 2005, Sydney, Australia
2005 The annual F-Stop Imaging Director’s Choice Award,