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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Silent Garage

This photo shows the empty lot of Barris Kustom Industries, a fifty-plus year institution in North Hollywood that has, as of this writing, been put up for sale. George Barris was the designer of such iconic vehicles as the 1960’s Batmobile, the Munsters Koach and the Dragula. After learning of this disheartening news, I ventured to the shop hoping to get one last look at these warm childhood memories. The shop was closed, most likely never to be opened again.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: North Hollywood, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Copyright: © Tarik Polansky