Gods of Rome but not Roman Gods

This is a shot I took in Rome. I like the symmetrical scaffolding in the back on the left…

Gods of Rome but not Roman Gods

Girl on a Bike

While I was at Southern Metal Choppers, this gal was busy lounging around, sitting on bikes, and generally napping on Corvette hoods.

Doublestuff Oreo


I think this sculpture is rather excellent… if there was a particular type of art I wish I was good at, it would be sculpture.


Two Bikes from Southern Metal Choppers

This chopper shop saw some of my work on Flickr and asked me to come by to shoot some of their custom bikes. It was right by this place that Bobby has been making me go ride bikes with him so I stopped by to grab some pictures. There were all cool guys in there and one of them talked his “friend” girl into climbing on board for a few pics as well… those will be coming up in a bit.

Southern Metal Choppers

Waiting to Exhalerate

Texas Storm

We had a pretty big storm hit last week. Here is a shot of some of the clouds from the hills by my house. The large version on Flickr is recommended for this one.
Summer Storm

Some Rides

Here are a few more rides from randomly captured from around Austin.

An Old Hot Texas Truck on a Summer's Day

Harleys to the Horizon

Animal New York Interview

The crew over at an art magazine called Animal New York interviewed me because it must have been a very slow art news day; no art suicides or lawsuits involving the ACLU were reported. Animal is affiliated with Gawker, which runs a series of some interesting web destinations.

Anyway, he chose to title the article “Trey Ratcliff Hates Andy Warhol“, which is a pretty funny title although not entirely true… I also would not list that as the number one bullet point about me, but oh well… There was a question in there that asks what artist I “hate”, so I had to pick the closest artist on my spectrum. There was another question about which Museum I don’t like, and I chose the Museum of Tolerance, thinking about the one from South Park (see the video here).

The interview can be found here on Animal.

In the picture below, you will probably notice a naked woman in a subway… That is not my photograph, but it certainly is a naked woman in a subway.
Animal New York Article

Three Hands

I think this statue is pretty awesome. From certain angles it looks like a naked-man-pile up while they are signaling for Nazi solidarity, but from other angles it looks much cooler, like this one:

Three Hands

Some Non-HDR work…

And here are a few pictures that somehow escaped my mad labyrinth of software processes known as my HDR gauntlet. The first is from Rome and the second is from San Antonio. If I had not indicated which was first and second, you would have never figured it out.


Four Plants

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