I have been photographing for more than 40 years now, and old and abandoned gas stations have always drawn my attention. Here is one I posted on my blog a few weeks ago:http://pitchertaker.blogspot.com/2008/07/day-after-yesterday.htmlThanks for posting all the images from all those known photographers. I can use it in my classroom.P'taker
this entire set blows my mind...so eerie for one reason or another. sad, for those same reasons.
Fascinating stuff. You're a scholar for finding and collecting them and a gentleman for posting them. I'm off to find more work by Ulrich, Strauss and Mayes.Thank you.
My fave is Walker Evan's "American Gas."
Although this isn't meant to be a comprehensive survey, I did feel a bit weird leaving Evans out since he was a pioneer of this style. But I couldn't find a good version of "American Gas" online or any other gas station work by him. All the photos shown here are ones I found through various online searches, no scans.I plan to make this a regular feature and am in the process of putting together another grouping. I'm sure that one too will leave out some fitting images.
Amazing set. Going to post a link to this page. Thanks!
Robert Frank's "save gas" picture is also a notable omission.I don't know if that was included on a later post.
That was the picture that started off the whole chain, written about just before this post:http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2008/09/that-gasoline-picture.html
Great set, really. And if I may point out another important omission, there is Route 66 by Andreas Feininger.Gianni M.
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