Fine Art – Stuck in Customs

Artist interview with Sam from the PROOF Collective

See the full project at: https://stuckincustoms.com/trey-ratcliffs-1k1k/
Thanks to Sam and Proof for this fun interview!

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Machine Elf 52: The Strands of Serenity

A new Machine Elf for you all, in 360 and 8K… A visual journey that will take you places you need to go.

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The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Daily Photo – The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

This is one of the six uber uniques from the collection where the owner on the 31st March 2023 gets the large format physical print!

This is a mysterious place!

This magical place is deep in Death Valley and virtually inaccessible. These massive rocks move across the desert pan, carving trails of time behind them. Countless theories exist about what causes this phenomenon. I stayed here all night, and this was taken just after midnight as the moon rose to make new shadows. I thought the moon might give some clues, but it did not. I lay on the hard pavement near the rock to see if I could sense movement. After half an hour, not only did I see no movement, but I also felt quite redonkulous.

I was completely nude while taking this photo. That has nothing to do with the photo, but I thought you might like to know.

The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-26 01:20:33
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Proof of Artist

Check out this new podcast where I chat to Sam from Proof about my life as an artist and the business of photography in 2023…

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The Big Reveal

Just 2 hours to go (noon PST) until the new NFTs start revealing their photographic (and story) content. Come join me over on Discord to chat about the project, the places and the stories!

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Thanks!

Thanks everyone! The new 1,000 photos sold out immediately! Wow!

See the project at https://stuckincustoms.com/trey-ratcliffs-1k1k/ or over on Opensea at https://opensea.io/collection/trey-ratcliff-1k1k-project

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1000 Stories, 1000 Places

Big announcement time!

I’m releasing 1,000 unique photos with 1,000 stories very soon as a new NFT collection. See the website at https://stuckincustoms.com/trey-ratcliffs-1k1k/ that describes everything you need to know!

This project took a bit over 500 hours to complete simply in the writing alone, much less the 1000s of hours to travel to all these locations across all seven continents. Altogether, there are over 120,000 words, which is the same as a long, beautiful novel.

—UBER UNIQUES—
Mixed in the 1,000 one-of-ones are 6 Uber-Uniques where you get the actual print! Exciting! Whoever owns one of those six unique NFTs on March 31 will be able to hang the physical print wherever they wish!

—BEAUTIFUL CITIES OF THE WORLD HOLDERS—
If you are a Beautiful Cities of the World collector, you’ll be getting a free airdrop! Make sure you have registered to grab it. Here is your Premint link.

—AiVATAR HOLDERS—
We’ve also set aside some Premint allowlists for AiVATAR owners. There will be airdrops for you cats at a later date, but it’s just not mathematically possible now with this collection of 1,000 to give to a collection of 6,000. But we’re at work on Phase 2 there, so no worries. Here is your Premint link.

—LIVE REVEAL—
On Dec 19th, the mint will go live and there will be a 2-day period before the big reveal. We have a cool system that will reveal one photo per minute until all 1,000 are revealed. The whole process will take approximately 16.6666666 hours, so that will be a fun day indeed!

I’ll be doing some live videos and voicechats along the way in addition to taking lots of questions. I am so excited about this release, and I hope you are too!

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The New Machine Elf

I previewed it the other day and here is the final version! Machine Elf 100 – The Pineal… in 360/VR so you can grab the video and look all around or just sit, ideally with headphones on, in full screen and just let it take you on the journey!

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A Glimpse Inside

Daily Photo – A Glimpse Inside

Here’s a little peek inside the latest fractal creation. This is the flat version of the 360 render which stretches out to envelop you in VR/360. It’s a crazy render, days to create… 30,000 frames, hundreds of gigabytes of data and custom audio but the early versions are an awesome journey to experience.

A Glimpse Inside

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  • Date Taken2022-10-23 23:03:02
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A Bit of a Bug

As you may have noticed, there’s a bit of a bug going on below with the daily images! So, while that gets investigated, here’s a fun little article about NFT Photography. It’s nice to be featured in there but you should definitely check it out as there is some awesome art within.
Speaking of bugs and NFTs… here’s a cool bit of generative art by Zancan. Well worth digging into his world. Super talented and some amazing plotter work. This is one of the creations from A Bugged Forest.

Tomorrow, bugs permitting, the first of my images from Burning Man 2022!

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