Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations
16 August 2016

Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations
Photobook by Xavier Aragonès

Photographs and text by Xavier Aragonès
Book design by José de Almeida

Released June 16th, 2017

2017 / 1st edition
Limited of 50 (210mm)
Limited of 50 (294mm)

26 photographs taken 2011-2017
60 pages
21×21 cm | 29.4×29.4 cm
Hardcover, perfect binding

Published by and on sale at Camera Infinita Books
http://www.camerainfinita.com/

L-303, Plans de Sió. 2016.

LV-7022, Torregrossa. 2016.

C-243c, Terrassa. 2011.

LV-3025, Montgai. 2016.

B-2411, Begues. 2016.

N-240, Les Borges Blanques. 2016.

C-66, Flaçà. 2012.

N-340, L’Arboç. 2013.

C-1411a, Balsareny. 2016.

C-16a, Sant Fruitós de Bages. 2016.

C-55, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada. 2016.

N-II, Cervera. 2012.

N-150, Montcada i Reixac. 2017.

N-IIa, El Bruc. 2017.

N-260, Llocalou. 2016.

T-340, Deltebre. 2017.

C. Llull / C. Roc Boronat. Barcelona, 2017.

B-124, Sant Llorenç Savall. 2012.

N-150, Terrassa. 2016.

C-17, Tortosa. 2017.

Av. Francesc Macià, Esparreguera. 2011.

N-II, Sant Andreu de la Barca. 2017.

C-35, Vidreres. 2011.

N-340, L’Ampolla. 2017.

N-260a, Vallfogona de Ripollès. 2016.

A-7, Vila-seca. 2016.

“You know, gasoline stations always bring life to small towns. You’d always have someone pumping the gas, buying things at the shop or just stopping by to say hello and have a little chat with the employees.

But at some point the farmers’ co-op decided to build their own station so they could get cheaper fuel and from then things went downhill. I could not compete with their prices at all. In the end, the guys from the oil company came here and stripped all the place down and now I’m left with the remains.

According to the law, I’m not allowed to use this place for any other kind of business because the underground gas storage tanks are still there and it would be way too expensive for me to remove them safely…

So you say you’re taking these photographs for a book? I bet you’ve found a few more stations like this!”

Former station owner. Torregrossa, Lleida. November 2016.