Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer
His fine art is collected by people all around the world including from knights to professional sports stars to celebrities like Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio. Trey's images examine the tension between this reality and another. He is driven to help spread consciousness and love around the world.
Each day, Trey posts a new photo to his website, Stuck In Customs, the world's #1 Travel Photography blog, which receives over one million monthly page views. During travels, Trey often has live events where he gives art talks that are full of crazy stories from everything from Burning Man to being arrested in China. The talks are inspirational and help encourage people to find themselves and presence through creativity.
His photos have been viewed over 140 billion times and he currently has over 5 million social media followers. He uses these platforms to help inspire the world to be a better place.
Trey is in a unique and influential position with over 5 million online followers. He is the #1 most followed male on Pinterest and is in the top 1% of followed individuals on Instagram.
Google tracks Total Views of Trey's photos. In 2017, total views surpassed 140 billion and continues to grow rapidly.
Some of Trey's photos go viral, amassing millions, and sometimes billions, of views.
Trey also gets over 35+ million impressions on his Pinterest per month.
Trey's verified Facebook fan page is growing every week.
Trey's audience largely consists of people with disposable income seeking inspiration and adventure. They span all ages across more than 110 countries, and are passionate about travel, high-tech gadgets, the environment, camera equipment, and learning photography. They follow Trey for his art, stories, product reviews and tutorials.
Trey's YouTube channel, now with 10+ Million video views, has a variety of content from inspirational to educational, funny to reflective, and spanning America to Zimbabwe.
Sent monthly to over 90,000 subscribers with an open rate 75% higher than the industry average.
In 2019 Trey wrote and published a book which exposes the cunning tricks Social Media Influencers use to buy their way into the lucrative, multi-billion dollar world of social media brand sponsorship, world travel, and free merchandise.
In the book you'll discover the Instagram black market, hidden in plain sight. Meet these fake “Influencers” - with seemingly glamorous lives, but no real sway on social media - who are fraudulently cheating the system by buying likes, comments, and followers. You'll find out how little the social networks and agencies are actually doing to protect major brands across every industry, who these Influencers are defrauding to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
This widespread deception has side effects that are more than just monetary. The seemingly perfect, glamorous lives of these Influencers, combined with social media algorithms engineered to get you to keep clicking, cause many of us to feel anxious and unsettled after using social media.
You'll learn how to spot fake accounts, and discover how it’s possible to stay zen on the Internet - without needing to unplug completely.
Thousands of people fly from around the globe to participate in Trey's Photography Adventure Workshops. These are transformative experiences far beyond what people have come to know as photography workshops. Locations have included Portugal, France, New Zealand, Australia, Namibia, the United Kingdom and many more.