The shocking images of abandoned and decayed retail and big box stores in this gallery were captured by artist and photographer Brain Ulrich. Ulrich's contemporary artwork has been showcased in several museums around the world. This collection of morbid malls is called: 'Ghosts of Shopping Past.'
The buildings in these photos are a silent and lonely testament to urban shopping malls across the United States, which were adversely effected by economic decline.
Implications - With the great amount of hardship that these times of economic uncertainty have had on consumers, these images of abandoned and decayed big box stores really hit home. If you too have been affected by the economic downturn you will related to these sad, abandons shopping malls captured by Brian Ulrich.