About the Guest
Peter Giordano & Trey Ratcliff
Pete Giordano is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Arcanum which he launched with Trey Ratcliff and Curtis Simmons in November of 2013. During his 20+ year career, Pete has founded several startups and held executive roles in Fortune 500 companies such as VMware and Accenture. Pete’s true passions are visual arts, teaching and mentoring others. He’s ecstatic to unite all three of those passions every day within The Arcanum. Pete resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at Pete@TheArcanum.com
Trey Ratcliff – I’m best known for StuckInCustoms.com, which has become the #1 Travel Photography Blog on the Internet. I started early with the sharing, and Google has tracked billions of views, which is mind-boggling to me! At least a few of those views are from my mom, who visits the site many times per day! My work first became popular after I had the honor of having the first HDR photo ever to hang in the Smithsonian. After that, I was fortunate enough to be represented by Getty (who I have since dumped because they take 80%), been featured on the BBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC, and have had numerous showings around the world. I am known generally for the unique way in which I capture and process the world around me. I have my own “take” on HDR Photography, and you can see my free HDR Tutorial.
I grew up blind in one eye and this might have changed the way I view the world. I don’t know. It’s hard to be objective about the way one’s brain was wired. My background is in computer science and math, so I bring an algorithm-like process to capturing the scene in such a way that it evokes memories in a palpable manner. Whatever that means.