Monday, May 11

Phillip Toledano





In his new book, Toledano documents the human cost of the current economic collapse. He started taking pictures of abandoned offices in 2001 and the things people had left behind. "There is something very strange about walking into a recently abandoned office. The heavy, Pompeii-like stillness, punctuated only by the occasional sound of the air-conditioning, turning itself on. A coat-hanger waiting patiently for a coat. A limp happy-birthday balloon on the floor. A drawer stuffed with take-out menus. Everywhere, signs of life, interrupted." Available here.

2 comments:

Porcelain said...

Oooo! Eerie!

molly said...

so freaky. i've seen some offices around sf that have been quickly emptied out and it's just so sad...