Trey Hill Photographs

polaroid breakfast

Posted in i am second, outtakes, photography, random by Trey on July 29, 2009

We kicked off the first of 6 I Am Second shoots that I have booked between now & the end of August. I have been working with most of these peeps for a little over a year. Inevitably, polaroid time turns a little goofy – see also my friend Lan’s attempt to make me laugh during an I Am Second shoot last year.

All to say, we have a good time.

While we were waiting for our first subject yesterday morning, we ate breakfast, made a few images & laughed.





Posted in i am second, photography, random by Trey on June 21, 2009

i’m headed out to Orlando today to shoot some I Am Second stuff and feeling rather tropico, tropico. i’m hoping for at least one beverage with an umbrella in it. maybe i can do a travel diary while i’m away… it’s been a while.


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Get On Your Boots

Posted in personal, photography, random by Trey on January 20, 2009

I haven’t had a ton of time but have several blog posts that need to happen. However, all have been preempted to bring you this very, very special announcement.

I just received an email from my friend Ben about the newest U2 single – Get On Your Boots. Have a listen for yourself and any critique I may have isn’t relevant because I am completely biased. It meets two very fundamental criteria for my enjoyment scale to topple: it is U2 and it is new. What more do you need?


On a photography related note, the album’s cover image is from Hiroshi Sugimoto, an amazing Japanese photographer. I first came across his work via a series of images he made in beautiful old movie theaters. He would open the shutter on the first frame of the film and close it when the movie was finished – roughly speaking, these were two hour exposures and they are stunning. The cover image is equally beautiful and I must have tapped into my inner profit when first posting about the new album.

The resembelance is striking.

back from the break

Posted in personal, photography, random by Trey on January 5, 2009

hello 2009.

the holidays, like all of last year, seemed to fly by. i made a valiant effort to not work over the last two weeks; that was, for the most part, successful. it’s surprisingly hard to not work. and even harder to get back to it.

so before i dive into my backlog of emails and images, i thought i’d throw out two things that i did do. before the break, i photographed my son’s hockey team. two words: freaking cute. that’s my son Brendan on the bottom right.


you can see the whole lot of them here. his team is loaded with talent, so, look long and hard, this is the future of the NHL.

and just because i didn’t work, doesn’t mean i didn’t shoot. i actually reconnected with my love of shooting just to shoot (the new gear could be responisble for this) and had a great time pointing my camera at my personal world. here’s a look at my last two weeks in 36 frames.

you’ll have to click the jump to see it.



Posted in 15x100, personal, photography, random by Trey on January 2, 2009


today came the confirmation of some sad news I had heard a rumor of on New Years Eve.

as a long time contributor, i’m particularly saddened. it was a consistently great collection of images – many of which challenged me to do better at what i do. if you were\are a member of the community, take a minute to visit and let your voice be heard. also, feel free to control click (right click on a PC) the image above to use on your own website or blog.

picked up the new Nikkor 50mm 1.4g

Posted in gear, personal, photography, random, tests by Trey on December 30, 2008

and, let me start by saying it is an absolutely stunning lens.


i spent about 20 or 30 minutes this evening shooting a few frames. i didn’t really put Nikkor’s newest wide aperture prime lens through it’s paces. and seeing how this is a space for images and not techno babble, even when i have, don’t hold your breath waiting for me to write about it.

as an aside, i am a big believer that the image is more important than the gear. sure, better gear helps, but i’ve spent the better part of the last several years making images i’m proud of with antiquated tools. does that mean i’m not super pumped about my new D300 or this new lens? no.

it simply means i’ll spare you all the geekery. i do have a few thoughts, though, and if you’re into that, follow the jump.


there’s a new U2 album on the way

Posted in campaign, celebrity, couples, events, families, personal, photography, random, Uncategorized by Trey on December 20, 2008

…and, according to the Edge, it’s tentatively titled No Line On The Horizon and it’s due out Monday, March 2nd (thanks JD). also, if you are really hard core, take a trip here to catch a sneak listen of two of the tracks. the quality isn’t that great, but it sure got me excited.


the edge. 25 nov 2001                                                                     untitled. lake conroe. 24 may 2008.

polaroid kids

Posted in kids, personal, photography, random by Trey on December 20, 2008


western Canada

Posted in personal, photography, random, scape by Trey on December 18, 2008

back in April, i had the opportunity to shoot for a production chemcial company in the expansive province of Alberta (i mostly hung in Flame territory, but did venture up into Oiler land a couple times). i thouroughly enjoyed the trip & it yielded massive photographic opportunities. i stumbled across an image of McDougall Chapel outside of Calgary in the outakes at JPG. it reminded me of an image I shot last spring (far right, for those who don’t click on links).

in digging it up, i stumbled across a couple more images from that trip that have never seen the light of day – so, here you go. promise fulfilled.


my new portfolio is online

Posted in photography, portfolio, random by Trey on December 12, 2008

on Sunday i’ll be taking part in my first marathon. surely it can’t be a difficult as the 20-ish hour exercise i’m just wrapping up (at a very crisp 3:50 am CST). i have somewhere in the ballpark of 80,000 images that i have taken in the last few years and in the last 48 hours, i’ve put my eyes on darn near every single one and in the process whittled the massive collection down to a very tight 90 frames in 8 collections.


as i mentioned earlier today (or is that now yesterday), i’m gearing up to bring my trusty website down for a few weeks as I rework it entirely with the help of my great friend and web design genius, Steve Durman. on the other side of this grand adventure, i hope that the experience gets better for those wayward souls who crash upon my shores.

please take a few minutes to browse through the portfolio and, if you’re so inclined, leave me a note here about what you think.

Posted in personal, photography, random by Trey on December 10, 2008

several weeks ago, i caught wind of this thing called The Bible Illuminated. or, simply, the book. i looked into it and saw a coming soon page. well, i guess soon is now. their new website is up.


an e-card available through Bible Illuminated

i can’t remember where i first encountered the book, but i know my buddy Jonathan at the creation project blogged about it back in October. anyway, today i received another email from my good friend John about the book and he linked to the Swedish version that’s been out since last year. i dug a little deeper and was really blown away by what this group out of Sweden is doing.

more after the jump.


it’s a small internet-world after all

Posted in personal, random by Trey on October 27, 2008

i used to sell MINI’s and had the great pleasure of meeting really interesting people every day. on one such occasion, a DMN turned L.A. Times photojournalist, Damon Winter, happened into the dealership with a friend of his.

Sen. Barak Obama by Damon Winter, New York Times

there was an article about him in Communication Arts at the time and i was just beginning to think my photography could actually earn me money (i’m not sure if the Relevant cover had happened yet or not), so getting to have a conversation with him was a pretty big deal for me.