This Machine Elf collaboration brings together the generative fractal work of Trey Ratcliff and music composed by Tina Guo to form a visual meditation. In this first release from the series, a limited edition of only 20 videos, each has a variety of different characteristics. Because Tina created this music specifically for the heart chakra, each of the 20 pieces contains a different written “heart musings,” each of which are embedded into the videos at the end. Each of the 20 pieces have a unique rarity based upon the word content of these musings. Tina’s sound meditation became one of the mathematical waveform coefficients that fed into the generation of this fractal. You will notice it move and dance with her cello. Also, #20 of 20 is quite unique, as it is the only one that is rendered in 360, thus making it usable in VR.


Trey Ratcliff’s Machine Elf has a larger purpose of spreading love and consciousness through visual meditations. Each of these has unlockable content that allows you to download in 4K to act as an amazing meditation that soothes your monkey mind with beautiful visuals and calming music.

This is the first of many Machine Elf collaborations and collectors of multiple artists will reap special benefits. See more about the project at or join our fun discord at 

Now available on OpenSea

The Heart Chakra is a collection of 20 editions. 19 will be all the same except for the different heart musings at the end, each custom written by Trey Ratcliff and Tina Guo. All of those first 19 will be in 4k, available to download by the owner. #20 will be unique, available as a 4K NFT with the addition of a 360/VR render for the owner.

Now available on OpenSea


I'm announcing a 30-city tour starting in 2023. In the afternoon, I'll have a free educational workshop about art for kids (well, kids of all ages)... then, in the evening, we'll shut the doors and anyone that has any of my NFTs (photos, AI, generative fractals) - any - they all count as a ticket to get into a VIP event with me at The Ritz-Carlton (my other partner). Like, maybe I'm in Tokyo and there are like 30 people around the city that have my NFTs... we all gather like a sweet sweet secret cabal! So we can drink champagne and hang out and make fun of Garyvee and I'll create a piece of art live... then I'll airdrop it (POAP) to everyone there for el freebo. Cool, right? And then maybe we can do drugs. Who knows? Only the shadow knows...

Trey Ratcliff Tour 2023

Join me in... Austin, LA, San Francisco, NY, Miami, London, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Bangkok, Sydney, Paris, Dubai, Barcelona, Chicago, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Osaka!

Oh, and add. "Yes yes, I know it says 30 cities but there are only 20 listed. The last 10 will be based on popular votes in the Discord. I'll pretty much go anywhere you all like... I'm a travelin' man...




Rarity will be based on the words that are used in the “Heart Musing” descriptions. Because this first release is based on the Heart Chakra, we have a special idea that brings meaning to the collaboration. Each of the 20 NFT videos with Trey’s visuals and Tina’s music will feature a different “musing” (or poem or flowing thought or mini-story) about the Heart in the description and at the end of each one. 10 from Trey. 10 from Tina. Tina does the odd ones and Trey does the even ones even though Trey is a lot more odd, although knowing Tina, she may disagree with this.

We will create a “Word Cloud” out of the 20 written musings. That will show us how often words are used.

For example, the word “love” may appear 15 times across all 20 poems and will not be very rare. The word “mind” may appear 12 times. “Pain” 8. “Ache” 4. “Mother” just once. You get it.


You may end up getting many rare words in your NFT. That makes it quite cool and unique that Trey and Tina blindly wrote these musings. Then again, you may not care about this unique mathematical rarity and one poem may speak to your heart… and you love it. And that’s wonderful too.

And finally... Because editions #1-10 will go to PROOF, they will get the additional rarity status of “PROOF#" .


"Thank you from the bottom of the anxious part of my heart. So soothing, calming, serene, whole, healing, breathing, beautiful. I wish I had more words to describe how much this affected my emotional state."
- Kay Perret
"Wow. Headset VR on. Wow"
- Ellie Sambrook
"This stuff is truly messing with my consciousness - is it a representation of some reality that I don’t perceive because of my limited human perception, or is it a portion of the actual cosmos? Could I perceive this in some state of consciousness, or is this only a reality subset visibly created in computer AI, which is actually a subset in my consciousness? I am part of a fractal? I am part of a simulation running in the universe? This is massive to ponder! Could send me into a reflexive infinite loop!"
- David Johnston
"An electrifying display of color and imagination. Well done."
- Betty A.
"This might be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!"
- someone with 50% of the DNA of Patrick Rothfuss.



Trey Ratcliff is an artist on a somewhat quixotic mission to help spread consciousness and mindfulness to the world through photography and creativity. Running the #1 travel photography blog in the world,, has taken him to all seven continents over the past decade, and Google has tracked more than 140 billion views of his photos, all while building a social media presence with over 5 million followers.

Chris Anderson from TED called him a “pioneer” of the now ubiquitous genre of High Dynamic Range photography. Ratcliff had the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian Museum and, sales of his large-format limited edition prints to fine art collectors worldwide have grown into a multimillion-dollar business. In 2012, he moved to Queenstown, New Zealand, before it became a trendy doomsday contingency plan.

Trey has collectors of his fine art from all around the world. These include everyone from knights to professional football players to celebrities like Edward Norton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Here is a link to Trey's Media Kit to find out more.


Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Female Artist of the Year-nominated musician Tina Guo has established an international career as a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and entrepreneur.
Known for her unique genre-crossing style, she is one of the most recorded Solo Cellists of all time and can be heard on hundreds of Blockbuster Film, Television, and Game Soundtracks.

Tina is featured on the scores of DUNE, Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, WW84, Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Lion King, Dunkirk, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run, Clash of the Titans, Tomb Raider: Reloaded, CSI:NY, Vikings, The Borgias, Blizzard’s Diablo III and Hearthstone, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Boss Baby, and Journey, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack.

Tina Guo on Spotify and Instagram



Tech Guy

Stu Bio

After university Stu joined the Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest Group working on the development of their early internet banking/ecommerce platforms as well as the migration of NatWest systems to the RBS IT infrastructure; at the time one of the largest integreation projects ever undertaken worldwide. He then moved into technology journalism, taking from a hobby site to a leading publication with millions of monthly visitors and excellent working relationships with brands including Intel, AMD and NVIDIA.

Leaving his role as Editor in Chief in 2016 he began working full time in Trey's creative empire. In his current incarnation he can be found dealing with all things tech in the Machine Elf world... render farm management, music licensing, data wrangling, website design, social media admin and a sprinkle of After Effects/Premiere Pro work are all on his regular to-do list. When not staring at a screen you'll find him in the hills and glens of Scotland with his quadcopter or following Rangers F.C.


Machine Elf Advisory Board

Hans Zimmer: Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning film score composer and record producer. (The Lion King, Gladiator, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Man of Steel, Planet Earth II and Blade Runner 2049 to name a few.)

Naval Ravikant: Entrepreneur, angel investor and podcast host. Co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList. Invested early-stage in over 200 companies including Uber, Twitter, Clubhouse and FourSquare.

Tim Chang: Tim co-leads Mayfield’s Consumer investment practice and is an experienced investor and global executive. He has been twice named to the Forbes Midas list of Top Tech Investors.

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., PH.D. : Founder & Executive Director - Neuroscape. Professor - Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Matt Mullenweg: Founder of WordPress, CEO and Founder of Automattic.

Jason Silva: Television personality, filmmaker, futurist, philosopher, and public speaker. Known for hosting National Geographic documentaries: Brain Games and Origins. His goal is to use technology to excite people about philosophy and science.

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