Botxero Stores


© Diego Sanz.


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.

















All photographs. © Diego Sanz.


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.

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