“Trey’s images are other-worldly, mind-blowing creations that, at first glance, appear to be some digital trompe l’oeil; a Photoshop trickery post production creation. But no, Ratcliff’s photographs — through techniques he freely shares — are inspiring and real. Something which makes them all the more incredible.”

JJ Abrams, Director & Writer, Lost, Alias, Fringe, Star Trek, Super 8, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Trey Ratcliff is an artist on a somewhat quixotic mission to help spread consciousness and mindfulness to the world through photography and creativity.

Running the #1 travel photography blog in the world, StuckInCustoms.com, has taken Ratcliff to all seven continents over the past decade. Milllions of people worldwide seek solace in Ratcliff’s breathtaking photos: Google has tracked more than 140 billion views of his photos, all while building a social media presence with over 5 million followers.

Trey grew up blind in one eye, which changed the way he has come to experience and visually map the world. This, combined with his degree in computer science and math, has shaped his unique, algorithm-like, approach to capturing a scene that evokes more palpable memories.

Chris Anderson from TED has called Ratcliff a “pioneer” of the genre of High Dynamic Range photography. His photographic artworks are vivid, saturated with color, and dynamic in composition. The use of HDR technique allows Ratcliff to create richly-detailed imagery. Light and shadow act as story tellers, adding a Caravaggio like sense of drama and poignancy to each creation.

Trey Ratcliff is responsible for the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian Museum, after two of his photos were selected in the fourth annual photography contest of Smithsonian magazine. Ratcliff has since been featured on the BBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC, and has had numerous showings around the world. In 2018, his photography was again on display at the Smithsonian in their Renwick Gallery as part of the exhibition “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man”.

His best-selling book, “A World in HDR” sold out on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Trey has taught many thousands of people the secrets to his techniques via his free HDR tutorial and a more detailed video tutorial, both are available on his website.

Sales of his large-format limited edition prints to fine art collectors worldwide have grown into a multimillion-dollar business. Trey has collectors of his fine art from all around the world. These include everyone from knights to professional football players to celebrities like Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

“Trey’s pictures are a daily source of inspiration for me. I can’t count the times that I’ve gotten stuck in my writing and, as I sit there staring at my computer screen desperately trying to think of the next idea, the screensaver kicks in with one of Trey’s images, and the shapes and colors triggered something in me that got me to the next note…

Hans Zimmer, Composer, The Lion King, Gladiator, Batman, Inception, Sherlock Holmes

“To me, it’s great art.”

Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc. Philanthropist, Silicon Valley Icon and “The Woz”

“Someone once told me that a photographer is an artist that paints with light. I never understood what that meant until I saw Trey’s work.”

Patrick Rothfuss, Writer, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, The Doors of Stone

Notable Sales

Ratcliff’s large scale prints range from $15,000 to $95,000 based on availability and size. Artwork is in extremely high demand and usually requires a private commission.

In The News

The search for what is out there | Trey Ratcliff | TEDxQueenstown
“Fourth on Lake Austin” by Trey Ratcliff. The first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian Museum

Trey Ratcliff’s Burning Man Drop

“I’ve been going to Burning Man for the last ten years in a row and I’ve discovered more about love and consciousness than I ever thought possible. I absolutely love going out to capture the surprising beauty that manifests itself in spontaneous ways, opening up minds and hearts in natural ways. This collection features some of my favorite moments of the last ten years.” 

 – Trey Ratcliff

Experience the past decade of Burning Man through the lens of award-winning photographer Trey Ratcliff. A collection of historic photos that exude the contagious, powerful energy of togetherness that can be felt at Burning Man events of the past and future. A poignant reminder of humanity, humility and love.

This collection features artwork that has been previously exhibited at the Smithsonian.

Colossus by the Sand-Ocean

Editions: One
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only

Two Burners Enter

Editions: One
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only

Space Whale

Editions: 15
Pricing: $999

*Final edition will be auctioned

Love Bike

Editions: 15
Pricing: $999

*Final edition will be auctioned

Temple at Sunrise

Editions: 15
Pricing: $999

*Final edition will be auctioned

Trey Ratcliff – StuckInCustoms.com – Creative Commons Noncommercial contact licensing@stuckincustoms.com

Editions: Open Limited Edition
Pricing: $350

*Artwork will be available for purchase for 24 hours from 5/4 at 3:30 PM PT until 5/5 at 3:30 PM PT. If 25 editions are sold, a 15 minute countdown will be triggered for the open limited edition close.

Love Bike – Still

Editions: 10
Pricing: $1

*10 editions of this artwork will be available for purchase for $1 only. To enter the raffle to purchase this piece, you must be an existing MakersPlace collector and have purchased at least one artwork.

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