Andreas Lie lives in Bergen, along the western coast of Norway, enveloped by feral terrain that is dotted with mountain peaks and engraved by deep fjords. He shares the land with creatures as diverse as wild reindeer, grey wolves, red deer, and moose, majestic beasts who only emerge from their hideaways at dusk and dawn. Lie marries these critters with the landscape that nourishes them, digitally fusing two photographs into a single image.
This month, Lie has received overwhelming attention from the media, and although many have mistakenly reported that his images are the result of double exposure photography, he explains that he is first and foremost a digital artist. He appropriates found stock photographs to create these storybook animals, characters who are at once familiar and mythical. In merging two elements of the terrestrial world, he gives rise to visions that are decidedly preternatural; poised to move—to scamper and trample this way and that—each animal becomes the living, breathing embodiment of the land that bore their ancestors so many centuries before.
Find Lie’s prints on Society6.
All images © Andreas Lie