rides is a photographic study of the automobile and its surroundings. Have a look around, comment and share, and let me know what you think.

christopher benton

When I first moved to New York from Louisiana, it took a while to get used to all the walking. I remember going to a grocery store just three blocks away, thinking it was really far and wondering how the hell I would carry everything home.

Now it’s no big deal. But I still remember that initial feeling of being on the street, suddenly noticing how a certain sidewalk of slate turns into concrete, and the way a rusty iron fence leads to bricks and brownstone. I moved to the biggest city in America and instead of skyscrapers or parks I was captivated by the small details.

So these aren’t necessarily car shots. I’m interested in the ways all the elements like color and background work harmoniously. Also the location plays a big part in what I do, whether it’s an industrial area with large buildings or a residential street with perfect hedges. I’m looking for simplicity, color and form and for the car to speak to those elements.

Brooklyn, 2011


  1. ian kraus
    October 26, 2011

    Really great photgraphy !! Love how make the theme work so well.

  2. Stefan Marjoram
    October 18, 2011

    Terrific photos. I love the cars but the backgrounds are just as interesting. Really looking forward to seeing how the series progresses.


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