Some of you may know but some may not, that Kitty and I are both avid photographers. Kitty’s focus is on food photography, concert photography and a splash of landscape photography. I, myself tend to focus more on landscape photography, iPhone Photography and really anything that catches my eye. We both find our adventures with photography do a great deal to help inspire our design work. So it should come at no surprise that one of the people we follow is Trey Ratcliff and his amazing photography. However, for this Bit of Inspiration, I wanted to specifically focus on one of Trey’s latest projects: Burning Man.
First let me just say that I find Trey’s photography to be jaw dropping gorgeous. He does a lot of work with HDR photography and you can find out more about that specific work at his web site www.stuckincustoms.com. It is such a fitting name for his site, as he is always traveling somewhere. If you find yourself interested in trying HDR, there is even a free tutorial on his site.
Now back to the specific project I want to share with you. Trey Ratcliff is a force to be reckoned with on Google+. He has taken the new social networking site by storm and has used the tools available to show off just how great his work is and also just how awesome of person he is by sharing what he does. He uses the Google+ Hangout feature on a regular basis connecting with other photographers of all different levels. He also posts specific projects he is working on to Google+ and his most recent one was of his trip to Burning Man.
If you are not really sure what Burning Man is, well I have to admit I still don’t completely understand it. I even went to www.burningman.com to see what I could find out but everything I read could only be summed up in one way… You have to experience it! While there is a great post called What is Burning Man? by Molly Steenson, it still leaves some mystery. Which is why what Trey Ratcliff shared on Google+ was so incredible. His series of shots gives you a peak into what goes on but only a peak. The mystery is still there.
You can find Trey Ratcliff’s Burning Man series on Google+ at Burning Man – Trey Ratcliff. If you are in any way involved with photography I highly recommend you do two things: Join Google+ and Follow Trey Ratcliff. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll get to see exactly why he is a major bit of inspiration for both Kitty and I.
If you need an invite to Google+, just drop us a line through our contact form and we’ll be happy to hook you up. Also don’t forget to follow both Kitty(+Kitty Florido) and I(+Jake Van Ness) on Google+ as well.