Friday, April 17, 2009

"An Interview with Brian Ulrich"

An Interview with Brian Ulrich

Brian is known for taking photos of dead stores. His website is notifbutwhen.
C: What are some of these things you want to get to, exactly?

BU: I'm working on the chapter of my bigger project called Dark Stores, Ghostboxes and Dead Malls -- not just the changing retail landscape, but also the change in our economy and an economic model that has been in place since the mid-20th century. It's an economy based on disposable goods, and a society that has a continual influx of leisure time and cash to spend on new stuff. But things are changing and happening so fast, it's insane. Literally, timing the photography of a lot of these sites and locations is key -- the places get bulldozed.

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