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I am ready for my closeup

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

On a fine early October afternoon I met journalist Wayne Freedman out at Battery Mendell in the Marin headlands to do a video interview. It is always fun to watch a pro at work so the afternoon proved entertaining as Wayne set up a variety of shots to support the interview narrative. Cameras were strapped […]

Show & Tell

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

I have a few presentations coming up on the Saltscapes work. August 14 – I will present as part of the Armchair Travelers program at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center on Thurs., Aug. 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. My work on display at Helix. August 22 – I am on the program of […]

Saltscapes reviewed

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

  Saltscapes, my book on the South Bay salt pond landscape, is being reviewed here and there. Lyra Kilston, writing for the Wired RAW Files, conducted a thorough interview before publishing Wired’s review. “Benton has explored the South Bay with a deft eye and a historian’s ardent curiosity. His images may be as abstract as […]

Book trailers on Storehouse

Friday, March 14th, 2014

One of the Heyday Books authors asked me to try out as a vehicle for a book trailer of sorts. The site has an interesting approach for assembling short visual narratives and delivers the results via their iPad app or a web page. I have put a couple up as testers. (Update Nov. 2016: The […]

Exhibit – The New Naturalists

Monday, January 16th, 2012

If you find yourself in Indianapolis I have South Bay photographs on display as part of a group exhibition at the Herron School of Art and Design. The New Naturalists: contemporary artists in the realm of natural history, opened in the Robert B. Berkshire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries on January […]

Coverage in the New Scientist

Monday, July 11th, 2011

In June I had a series of pleasant conversations and a South Bay hike with Perter Aldhous, the San Francisco Bureau Chief for .New Scientist I had met Peter previously on an outing with the Northern California Science Writers Association and he had kept loosely up to date with the South Bay work. Our recent […]

NSF Science 360 Picture of the Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Back in March I gave the Why Files (the Science Behind the News, Univ. of Wisconsin) permission to publish this image of Salt Pond A8: From there the National Science Foundation selected the image as April 7th’s Science 360 Picture of the Day. Cool. To date I have donated the use of my aerial images […]

Article in Bay Nature

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

We have long been fans of Bay Nature, a lively publication serving naturalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. So, we were delighted when Dan Rademcher, Editorial Director for Bay Nature, approached us to develop an article based on Hidden Ecologies. After several pleasant meetings, a fine Sunday hike to the Weep, and drafts aplenty, […]

Article in California magazine

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Reaching into his shoulder bag, journalist Tim Lesle rummaged for a fresh pencil then returned to taking notes during our Sunday afternoon hike at Crissy Field. His efforts led to a nicely written article for California magazine describing my kite aerial photography and the Hidden Ecologies Project. Tim is a fun guy to work with […]

California Coast & Ocean cover

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The fine folks at California Coast & Ocean used one of my salt pond aerials for the cover of the most recent issue. The image selected is one of my early salt pond shots taken near Mowry slough when I was conducting my early explorations of the East Bay wetlands. This link will take you […]