City@Night 006 – Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff cyberpunk city photo

How was your trip to Kowloon?  Did you enjoy it?  Good.

This week with City@Night we have the cyberpunk city photography of Trey Ratcliff, “a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman explorer with really cool toys.”  He’s a big fan of HDR (High-Dynamic-Range) photography to bring out those saturated colours and he’s certainly travelled the world; from just looking at his Cyberpunk city photos he’s shot Beijing, Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and more.

Trey is fully aware that his photos have a Cyberpunk feel to them as a quick search on his portfolio shows a bunch are tagged with the term.  Some of his photos are also named with titles like ‘The Blade City’, ‘The Sprawling City’ and ‘The Neo Monoliths of Chicago’.  He says of one of his photos entitled ‘The Runner of Blades’;

“More and more cities are giving me that feel of Blade Runner. It’s such a great movie… well, the first half is great. It drags a little after that. Okay okay I know that is blasphemy… just my opinion and everything. I know I should not say such a thing…”

I think we can forgive him for that comment, just about…

Cyberpunk city photography from Trey RatcliffThe incredible photo above is of an exhibition in the Beijing Planning Museum, the winner of ‘Least Exciting Name 2009’ (probably).  It comes with the description below on Trey’s site:

“The museum features a few giant city-models. And I mean GIANT! You can get a sense of the size of this thing by looking at the waist-height red rope around the outside. Not only is this a fully detailed model, but each of the buildings light up individually in a cascade, corresponding to a dreamy Chinese voiceover. The voice describes each sector of the city and what makes it unique. There is music playing in the background that I could have sworn was the same music as “Jurassic Park”, so that was a very strange addition to the scene.”

See more of Trey’s shots below.

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If you like photography in general, I highly recommend visiting his portfolio home page and just scroll down, taking in the incredible photos he has taken.

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Written by Zymepunk
Zymepunk was drawn into the world of cyberpunk by Deus Ex and Blade Runner and now looks both back and forwards in time for anything that may come close to those masterpieces.
1 Comment
  1. I was just curious what city is pictured in your first photograph in the see more section. The one of the skyline at night..it is really bugging me.

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