NFT – Stuck in Customs

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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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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Fractals Incoming

It’s been a while since I shared some of my fractal art. The last fractal, Heart Chakra, which was a collab with the awesome Tina Guo sold out on OpenSea. Now there are 2 new renders incoming with existing Heart Chakra holders getting a free one! Here’s a little preview from one of them which has an interesting collab and backstory for another day…

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Heart

Daily Photo – Heart

Here’s a slice of the Heart Chakra fractal I worked on with the awesome Tina Guo. You can see the full video here which features her awesome cello. If NFTs are your thing you can grab those over here and each contains a different written “heart musings” by Tina and myself.

Heart

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  • Date Taken2022-06-05 22:24:15
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Phrazeboard

A bit of fun today…check out this cool treasure hunt by one of my friends, Phraze. As he said:
“This is the GameBoard.
Entirely hand drawn.
2100+ words, 15k+ letters, 200+ hours to complete.”

Epic work! Check out the game at phrazeboard.xyz
*this is not a clue. Seriously, NOT a clue. I know you think this might be me saying that it is a clue by saying it’s not a clue… but you’re wrong. Not a clue. 🙂

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Live from Australia… but not…

A couple of weeks ago I connected with the team at Australian Blockchain Week for a fun panel on the NFT industry. You can watch the recording here. (Registration required but it’s free and you can put in random info.)

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Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

Daily Photo – Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

Every year Burning Man has a different “temple” that represents a wide range of spiritual groundings. While not the official temple, this “Totem of Confessions” held some of Timothy Leary’s ashes that Susan Sarandon brought along. I think she just travels with lots of ashes of famous pyshconauts. I’m not sure. This is a gothic cathedral-style piece plastered in Kafkaesque photo collages of animals and people inside. Tons of people went inside the 60-foot high structure, which had a confession booth and eerie peephole rooms. In the right context, psychedelics can give people direct access to the divine in the universe and inside of themselves, so these are truly gifts to humanity to help spread consciousness and love.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

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