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

I lived in New York City for 20 years and when I first moved there 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.

Of course I got accustomed to it really quick 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 was in the biggest city in America and instead of skyscrapers or parks I was captivated by these 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.

Spring 2023


  1. ian kraus

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

  2. Stefan Marjoram

    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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