@treyratcliff / Trey Ratcliff
Photos and videos by treyratcliff
Here I am, getting ready for the Aurora 2018 HDR Webinar this weekend! Remember you can pre-order now for Windows and Mac at https://store.stuckincustoms.com/collections/software If you want to join the webinar (it’s free), come on over to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4204402008109889539 - P.S. (I’m the one on the left).
Here’s a photo from our amazing Los Angeles photo walk. Thanks again everyone for joining us. So many nice people out there. I feel like I lost 80% of the crowd about 1.5 hours in once we made it to the docks! Oh well, maybe you remember this little girl (I forgot her name!), but she was one of the daughters of one of the photo walkers. She was more than happy to run around in the sunset surf in from of Santa Monica pier for another perfect California sunset! Thanks again @airnz for hosting the event… more photos coming! 😀 #photowalk #beach #losangeles #santamonica #fun #photography #sunset
I'm busy this week back in the studio working on a bunch of how-to videos for the new Aurora HDR 2018. It's available for pre-order at... https://store.stuckincustoms.com/collections/software I'm spending the most time working on the hour+ long tutorial video that comes with the bundle package. I've already published a few quick tip videos over on my YouTube page if you'd like to go check those out too. Enjoy! P.S. This is a photo of Moscow processed with the new software.
Here's the man burning on Saturday night. It was quite a wild scene for sure... this is taken from the top of Kalliope, one of our camp's six art cars. After this, the party really went crazy and Paris Hilton even came over to join in the fun. I was SO TIRED after being awake for like 36 hours, about midnight I crawled inside the middle of that big VW bus there (Walter) and curled up with my tripod and fell asleep. My friend Ruvi drove Walter back to the camp with me asleep in the cab there... I woke up like at 3 AM trying to figure out what the heck was going on! #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #campwalter
Here's my friend Josh Witton. It was great to see him out there... we always have super-deep talks... man, no small-talk with this dude, which I like! I first met him a few years ago when he came out to my photo workshop in New Zealand. You can tell he's a pretty zen dude, eh? #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity
I've never fought here in the Thunderdome. I'm more of a photographer, not a fighter. But man, these guys and gals really get into it. Usually, after the two combatants are launched into one another the second time, there is a leg-lock situation. Usually, one person is inverted, locked in, and just getting the snot knocked out of them. (Thanks again to my friends Julie and Eric for getting me in here to take photos with my friend Keith! 🙂) #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #thunderdome #deathguild
The tree in the middle of the desert glowed all day and all night. One evening, there was a 70-piece orchestra here and a ballet where they performed The Rites of Spring. It's the first time I ever heard of a production like that at Burning Man. #treeoftenere #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #green #nature
A plane crash in the desert? No... just more fun random scatterings of art around the white sands. I WAS almost in a plane crash here one year in an experimental hand-made plane. Right after we landed, a huge gust of wind came and blew us off the runway. Whoa that was exciting... seeing this brought back those heart-stopping memories! #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #plane #crash #art
Here's another photo taken with my trusty little FUJI XT-2. I'm going to update the review on my blog to add in all the favorite photos I just took with it. That'll probably take 10+ days to finish. But, I can attest that this camera is just as rugged and weather-proof as people say. I never had a single problem with it! #burnergirls #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity
A surprising, gnarly sand-twister came over the desert one day. I chased it for about three minutes. I know it sounds crazy, but they are actually fun get close too because the wind whips your bike around and you don't have to pedal... just kind of hang on for the ride with one hand, the other one taking photos! #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity
One of my favorite zoetropes, "Charon" by Peter Hudson, returned this year. I think I saw it first in 2011? I can't remember exactly. It was great to see it again, and this thing is always tough to photograph. Six people come up and randomly pull the ropes to cause a flashing to begin, animating the skeleton Charon crossing the river Styx into Hades. As I was taking this, and I'm not kidding, this tiny older man with stringy grey hair came up to me and growled. "I'm Dr. Toboggin, and I have a degree in psychedelics, would you like to lick the back of my hand?" I actually thought about doing it, but I had to rush over to grab a photo of the temple before it burned down. I'll see you next time, Dr. Toboggin. #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #zoetrope #styx #riverstyx
As awesome as the nightly fights are in the Thunderdome, the characters that inhabit the Death Guild are maybe even more awesome. I think they had a smaller camp, according to the few friends I have in there... maybe 25 or so? It's amazing such a small camp can pull off such incredible public spectacles every night. #thunderdome #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #night #portrait
Wow this gal had smooth skin. It was amazing. I asked if she was like some kind of an android-robot person or something. She looked as smooth as a bottle of lotion. I think if you squeeze her face, cocoa butter just kind of comes out of her ears and nose. I didn't try that, because I thought it would be a strange thing to do, even at Burning Man. #Burningman #Burningman2017 #blackrockcity #portrait #smooth #butter