Fine Art – Stuck in Customs

Floating over a seafront villa on Laucala Island

Machine Elf 25

This is the most mathematically complex fractal I’ve been working on for a few months. If you’re a math nerd, it’s a variant on the Menger Sponge but I ended up messing with the coefficients so much that you will only occasionally see the source pattern.

Last month, I did another hardcore version of the Menger with the short “Devs Cube (based on the Alex Garland show)” – which is a bit dark and unsettling. Most of my other weird Machine Elf creations have been more calm and meditative. Choosing (or creating) music is very difficult. For this one, I decided to use one of my favorite Jon Hopkins tracks. It’s quite glitchy and full-on, but it works more than enough for me. This song (Everything Connected) is from his latest album.

We’re in the middle of generating a 360 version of this now… so if you have a VR set, it’s quite a ride. Enjoy…

Daily Photo – Floating over a seafront villa on Laucala Island

When I was running around taking photos all over the island, they told me that this is where George Clooney stayed when he came. It’s a little hard to tell from this angle, but that pool is surrounded by this cool angled black basalt rock. It made the blue pop out even more.

Floating over a seafront villa on Laucala Island

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:12
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Behind the Scenes with a TRIPP creation

Tripp

If you’re a Passport Member then you can see some really radical new projects I’m working on with Tripp.com. Here’s a video from their website that describes a bit of what they are about.

First Official Fractal

Well, I have a lot of these… But this is the first fully mastered version along with music from Sam Wave. Wait till you see it in 360 VR!

Behind the Scenes with a TRIPP creation

I am not exactly sure how I got off on this crazy fractal tangent. It mostly started from having an epic acid trip that had extra layers thanks to adventures into the DMT zone. Either way, it started me down this path to try to recreate some beautiful visions.

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Patagonia in my Hallway

Daily Photo – Patagonia in my Hallway

Since I recently converted one of my homes into an AirBnB, I decided to also make it a bit of an art gallery. I hung up about 10 photos all over the home and it was pretty fun deciding what goes where! Back in this long hallway that goes to four of the bedrooms, I decided to put up this panorama. I’m always a bit scared to get things printed because I don’t want to see any mistakes! Sometimes that happens! But, this time, it came out perfect and I’m quite happy with it.

Patagonia in my Hallway

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  • Date Taken2019-12-17 03:55:43
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  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
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  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Machine Elf – Creator of Worlds – on the wall

Machine Elf – Creator of Worlds

The actual work is a physical installation at 75 inches across, embedded in a wall, running in a continuous loop forever (this is only the first 15 minutes).

The soundscape you hear is how a baby hears its mother’s heartbeat as it reverberates through her organs along with theta waves. There’s an even better version of that in the works, but I thought it was good enough for now. The piece explores chaos and order and creation from nothing. It is created with mathematical fractals that are changing, growing, and being destroyed over time and then recreated from the void.

Daily Photo – Machine Elf – Creator of Worlds – on the wall

And here’s a photo of what it looks like on the wall… Only making three of these, and as of the time of writing this, there is one remaining. If interested, contact [email protected].

Machine Elf – Creator of Worlds – on the wall

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  • Date Taken2020-01-06 15:04:12
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  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/50
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  • ISO46
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
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Edward Norton Print

Passport Sunday Fun

In today’s Passport Sunday video, you’ll see some of the behind-the-scenes that went into the creation of a new work I did for a celebrity in Hollywood. It was a mammoth project that took about half a year. The final photo is a deconstructed panorama made out of 54 different photos. I hope you enjoy!

Edward Norton Print

Here’s a special thing for Passport Sunday! I recently made a print for the actor Edward Norton. It was a custom print of Brooklyn that’s made out of 54 different photos I took from a drone. Here’s how it came about!

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The Impossible Library

See TreyRatcliff.com

Pop on over to www.TreyRatcliff.com to find out more about my fine art collection.

Daily Photo – The Impossible Library

Here’s one of the new pieces from Series 2 of the fine art called The Impossible Library. We decided to make these a little smaller to fit on the walls of regular people! Haha… Series 1 has been doing great and many are sold out, but not everyone has a ton of room to hang pieces that can be 6 to 10 feet wide.

The Impossible Library

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  • Date Taken2019-03-29 19:09:47
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO126
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Passport Sunday – Art Talk at SLOW in Queenstown

Art Talk in Queenstown!

If you’re a Passport member then today you’ll get a little tour of some of my art hanging in Queenstown as I prep for an art talk. Also, I MAY be coming to a city near you in the US and Canada to do a similar talk! Check our Rediscovering The Americas tour page for details!

Art Talk at SLOW in Queenstown

Hi Passport Members! I recently gave an art talk in Queenstown where I have three pieces hanging. Here’s a quick video I made before the event so you can get a look!

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Hanging in Beverly Hills

The Original

Here’s the photo below from the fine art collection at www.TreyRatcliff.com. This Paris museum shot is made from over 250 photos… We only do 3 prints of each of these, and this one is sold out.

Where Jules Verne Would Perform Experiments On Animal Kind

Daily Photo – Hanging in Beverly Hills

Here’s the above piece hanging in the home of one of my collector’s homes in Beverly Hills. He actually has two pieces hanging in here and another two in two more of his homes. As with all collectors, I am very thankful to him!

Hanging in Beverly Hills

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  • Date Taken2019-04-11 09:35:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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In Sir Michael Hill’s Home

Passport Sunday Fun

If you’re a Passport Member, you’ll see a little video on how I make these photos below. It’s a simple trick. Well, kinda simple. And, this trick doesn’t always work, so I show a good workaround!

By the way, if you want to know more about the Fine Art series, visit www.TreyRatcliff.com.

Some of these photos below are newly printed and on display in downtown Queenstown at SLOW. Stop by and have a look!


Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Copyright Trey Ratcliff www.StuckInCustoms.com

Taking photos of photos

I don’t get a chance to see all my art hangings, but whenever I do, I often set up to take a photo of the photo. I think it’s interesting to share how people place these in their living or working areas. They read much differently when they are huge in large format. For some reason, even though I think I am above a mediocre photographer, I can never quite capture a photo of the photo, so I need to do a little photoshop action to recreate the scene!

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Daily Photo – In Sir Michael Hill’s Home

And here’s one of my favorite photos (now sold out) hanging in Sir Michael Hill’s home.

In Sir Michael Hill’s Home

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  • Date Taken2018-08-18 11:44:18
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  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Art Unveiling Partay!

Becoming An Artist Episode 4

I hope you’re enjoying these! They were a lot of fun to make.

Daily Photo – Art Unveiling Partay!

A few weeks ago, one of my collectors had a fun party at her house so people could experience her new art! This is a quick mobile-phone shot I got with my Pixel 3 (not bad, eh)? That shows off how massive this piece is. You should see it at night! I’ll have to go back and get a photo of it then. Anyway, this particular one is now sold out, so that’s pretty cool. All 3 are gone… one was purchased by an NFL player, and I think we’ll have a party there soon too! See more about the fine art at www.TreyRatcliff.com.

Art Unveiling Partay!

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  • Date Taken2018-12-06 19:50:23
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO96
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
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