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Cris Benton

Cris Benton

Cris Benton is an artist who takes aerial photographs using homemade kite-cameras.

The South San Francisco Bay salt evaporation ponds take on a variety of colors due to halophilic organisms that adapt to the various salinities of the ponds. Photographer Cris Benton captures this vibrant landscape in a series of aerial photos taken from homemade kite-cameras flown over the ponds.