Charlie Clift's photographs builds a picture of California and its people

Charlie Clift, a British photographer, travelled to California in the summer of 2014 to cycle along the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

He quickly realised that California is not just the misty Bay Area and the waves of Big Sur - California is what the people of California make her.

Along his 400 mile cycle he photographed the strangers he met on Route 1 - from the strawberry-picking immigrants and fellow tourist to the excitable locals.

The resulting collection is a Portrait of California today. We think it's a fantastic project, you can see more here.


Get the best of Creative Boom delivered to your inbox weekly