There was a time when I was enamored with HDR photography, a whole new world made possible by digital technology. The detail, the vibrancy … all of which led me to Trey Ratcliff, the man behind Stuck In Customs. I was an avid fanboy. No, seriously … I had it bad. Here was an artist on the cutting edge of this yet-to-be-defined universe, and I greatly admired him. His images were what I tried to emulate, their surreal beauty almost taking my breath away.
Then, something happened. Or didn’t happen … I’m not really sure. Perhaps I simply grew out of my phase, but his work seemed to lack its luster, its edge, its originality. HDR photography lost its appeal. (Perhaps another discussion for another time…) I grew tired and bored and jaded … which is when I lashed out.
“How I Offended the World’s Most Popular Photographer” —DIYPhotography
Shared on Feb 18, 2014