Highway 191 Gas Station / by Sarah Robertson

Every time I go to Moab I always notice this great old gas station off the side of Highway 191. I am always attracted by the splash of color that it brings to the landscape. I have always had a bit of an obsession with photographing gas stations. I'm not sure where it comes from, perhaps I was a bit too influenced by Edward Ruscha and his 26 gas stations. Regardless, I find there is a sense of mysterious history attached to abandonded places. It makes me wonder how something like a gas station, a necessity in the barren Utah desert, just falls into disrepair. Anyways, if you ever find yourself along Highway 191 I would highly suggest stopping and checking this gem out. [Shot on Ektar 100 taken with a Mamiya 645]