'Bankrupt' Shots by Philip Toledano Embody the Economy

 - Dec 26, 2008   Updated: Aug 10 2011
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Trend Hunter favorite Philip Toledano visually documents the tragic fall from grace for many businesses as a result of the global economical crisis in his photography series, 'Bankrupt'.

"When I started shooting bankrupt offices, I found it to be more archeology than photography," explains Toledano. "Everywhere I went I found signs of life, interrupted."

Check out the gallery for the 'Bakrupt' images and enjoy more of Philip Toledano's fantastic work below.

Implications - In a time of economic upheaval, it's difficult for wanton consumerism and shopping to maintain its appeal. With so many unemployed, without shelter or the means to support themselves, it's important that businesses stay sensitive to the financial turbulence most consumers are enduring. Companies willing to shrink their profits and absorb extra costs may not improve their bottom line in the short term, but they're poised to cash-in on the goodwill further down the line.