The arty garages of Berkeley, California – in pictures

For the past two years, Ian Wood has been capturing his home town of Berkeley, California, through its array of garages. The project began during Wood’s dog walks, eventually becoming a way of documenting the city. “Garages embody the colourful, messy, free spirit of Berkeley’s history,” he says. “You don’t see many homes with murals on them, but it’s apparently OK on garages: kids have their forts, adults have garages.” Many involve street art – “one of the most important aspects of any city”, he says. Wood’s hobby has led to some strange encounters with garage owners, but, he admits, “having my toy-sized Yorkshire terrier makes me look less suspicious”.

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