Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations

Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations
2011-2017

Apart from an obvious homage to Ed Ruscha’s 1962 seminal artist book Twentysix Gasoline Stations, this body of work is the result of a six-year long treasure hunt in which I challenged myself to find as many derelict gas stations as I could in my native Catalonia (for those who don’t know, an area in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula slightly bigger than Belgium).

Cover art © José de Almeida
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-12, 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-260, Vallfogona de Ripollès, 2016
A-7, Vila-seca, 2016

The book: Twentysix Abandoned Catalan Gasoline Stations was published as a photobook by Camera Infinita Books in 2017. You can preview the book in full and, if you wish, purchase it here.

Exhibitions: The project has been featured in an exhibition format at the Revela-T (Can Basté, Barcelona, 2018) and Festimatge (La Fàbrica, Calella, 2020) photography festivals in Catalonia.