Photo Essay

night trip

Gas station IV

no towns on this road, no bar... only gas stations, like cathedrals in a dark desert, empty and useless. "Petrol", the one and only universal god.

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32 responses

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt said (31 Dec 2008):

    awesome series!

  • Hwee-Kheng Tan

    Hwee-Kheng Tan gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    I love this series. Great photographs.

  • Daisy

    Daisy gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Good idea. Well executed. Nice work.

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Fantstic series and I love the little text with them. Great work and my vote!

  • A F

    A F gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    vote for sure

  • Randy Blase

    Randy Blase said (1 Jan 2009):

    they seem so surreal, as if only small models on the table, props for a photo. You did a great job of separating them from the rest of the world.

  • Siim Vahur

    Siim Vahur said (2 Jan 2009):

    Button says: "Yeah! It rocks!"

  • Danne Dhirgahayu

    Danne Dhirgahayu said (9 Jan 2009):

    wooowww...nice!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    Excellent work!!! My vote.

  • Emanuela Franchini

    Emanuela Franchini said (28 Jan 2009):

    Fantastic work, excellent. Voted.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Excellent in all respects. A real winner 4 sure.

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (31 Mar 2009):

    WHAT CAN I SAY MORE ... EXCUISITE WORK... vote it, love it !!!

  • patrick conaty

    patrick conaty gave props (13 May 2009):

    I'll never look at gas stations the same again. This really gets me thinking! WELL DONE!

  • Laura G.

    Laura G. gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    love the isolation of each station

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Excellent -- you are really in your element doing these shots: I love them all!

  • Valentina Fontanella

    Valentina Fontanella gave props (14 Oct 2009):

    great

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    These certainly hark back to Edward Ruscha´s : Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962...However, done a la contemporary mode & style de Francesco Scipioni...I am totally dig this series of fotos great works.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (23 Jun 2010):

    so good

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (30 Jun 2010):

    I enjoy writing the stories and essays....but this is OUTSTANDING!!!! If this doesn't get published it is an crime!!!! Beautifully captured and executed!!!! MY VOTE!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    These are awesome photographs. Very effective how they stand out, like oasis in a sea of darkness. Driving at night, almost running out of gas, in some non-descript town, you don't know how relieved I was to find one of these. Truly remarkable photographs.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 May 2011):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (17 May 2011):

    fantastic, like something out of a fantasy and sci fi novel... amazing job

  • Joel Stevenett

    Joel Stevenett (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2011):

    Love this series.

  • jason morgan

    jason morgan (Deleted) said (18 May 2011):

    Nicely done. Striking images; work really well as a series.

  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn said (18 May 2011):

    I love this series. Good work.

  • Florian Fritsch

    Florian Fritsch gave props (18 May 2011):

    Damn brilliant! Magical! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  • Laurie Brown

    Laurie Brown gave props (18 May 2011):

    NICE!

  • Al Stiegman

    Al Stiegman   gave props (18 May 2011):

    Terrific essay, woderful images. Wish I had thought of it:-)

  • Jon Matthies

    Jon Matthies gave props (18 May 2011):

    Great work, and it deserves to be published. Voted!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (19 May 2011):

    Exceptional work Francesco....my vote & admiration ~ ! x

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (19 May 2011):

    Excellent series!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 May 2011):

    Brilliant my friend, simply Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!

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