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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
info@ridesphotos.com

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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

2 Comments

  1. ian kraus
    October 26, 2011

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

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  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.

    Reply

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