Chris Bentley

Chris Bentley is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. His work has been exhibited at Station Independent Projects, the Photographic Resource Center, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. His photographs have been featured in the books, “The Exposure Project: Book 4” and “My Own Wilderness,” as well as the publications VICE Magazine, 3200K Quarterly, Subjectively Objective, and Incandescent Magazine. His work has also been featured extensively online.

As a filmmaker, his films have played in numerous festivals throughout the country, including festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

To the Water

Although not typically thought of in this manner, the beach is one of the most common ways in which a person interacts with nature. It’s a place that men and women have an almost atavistic draw towards. Visiting a beach is a very specific construct with its own activities, customs, and unique style of dress. It’s a worldwide, cultural phenomenon where people from every class and income group visit these sandy shorelines. There is an entire industry and lifestyle built around these narrow strips of coastline edging the ocean that are given over to leisure.

To view more of Chris Bentley’s work please visit his website.