Text and photographs by Diego Sanz
I started this photo series in 2008 when, during my daily walks, I started to notice that all the small stores that had existed forever began to slowly disappear.
My intention was to document the life of neighborhood stores, a reflection of the centenary identity of a city that disappears amid franchises and new businesses that come and go.
I photograph the stores from the street in a frontal and cold way, from a pedestrian perspective. I am interested in the façade and the signs, but also in the interior and the clients. I look for the moments that reflect a neighborhood lifestyle that it is unlikely to ever come back.
Diego Sanz, aka Karramarro, graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country. In 2010, he joined the Bilbao-based design studio Vudumedia where he works as a graphic designer. Ever since his parents gave him his first camera at the age of 10, he’s been a photo enthusiast.
www.vudumedia.com | @karramarro