January 10, 2023
Artist Profile: Trey Ratcliff's 1,000 Stories from 1,000 Places Around the World

Trey Ratcliff is an accomplished fine artist who has been featured by the Smithsonian and has sold millions of dollars worth of physical artwork to collectors, including celebrities such as Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio...


Trey Ratcliff is an accomplished fine artist who has been featured by the Smithsonian and has sold millions of dollars worth of physical artwork to collectors, including celebrities such as Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio. His latest project consists of 1,000 unique, one-of-a-kind NFTs featuring photography from his travels across all seven continents, each with its own unique story. Sam joins him to find out more.

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  • [00:00] Who is Trey Ratcliff?
  • [01:45] Approaching business as an artist.
  • [07:24] The gifts of giving.
  • [11:07] Monetizing in the early days.
  • [16:20] Pivoting into fine art and NFTs.
  • [18:02] Understanding the counterintuitive world of high-end art collection.
  • [23:34] NFTs Trey has launched and loved.
  • [25:40] 1,000 Stories from 1,000 Places Around the World.
  • [28:50] Lessons learned.
  • [29:52] Royalties.
  • [31:47] Doing business as an NFT artist vs. creating physical art.
  • [36:33] Storytelling and creative process.
  • [45:15] Self-curation.
  • [49:49] What is Trey collecting?
  • [51:23] Pros and cons of moving to New Zealand.
  • [52:42] Four of Trey's six uber uniques.
  • [59:03] Psychedelics.
  • [1:02:47] Travel is valuable discomfort.
  • [1:04:20] Parting thoughts.

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