Brian Ulrich photographs the architectural legacies of a retail-driven economy in the midst of collapse—shopping malls on the brink of demolition, empty big box stores, the fraying surfaces of a shopping-obsessed culture. Both personal and sociologically astute, Ulrich has successfully managed to get under the skin of the current economic crisis, providing a sobering document of the American consumer psyche in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Our evil maknae is getting older. You are now 26 years old but you still act like a child, playing star craft late into the night. You have been in our life for almost 7 years now and not a day goes by that we don’t think about you. We have been through a lot these past few years, there were times all we could do was cry because we were so worried that you wouldn’t return to us. The day we saw you back on stage was the best day in the world. We had our evil maknae back, we had our Cho Kyuhyun. We are so proud of everything you have accomplished and it makes us even more proud to see that you still remain the same humble person you have always been. We will always love you for who you are because you are an amazing person. Although we are miles away and you have no idea what we look like, just know that our love will always be there. We hope you will have a great day and that all your wishes will come true.