Click to preview BUST: The Art of Recession photo book

Up and down Britain's credit-crunched high-streets are the shop window displays left by former shop owners, the victims of the UK's economic recession.

Left on the glass panes with swirls of watered-paint, are the messages and drawings that often describe the former businesses, were once the pride of their owners.

But within their textures and surfaces there is sadness as well as humour hiding behind the hardships.


About the Author

Richard Baker Photography
ruskinbooks London

English photographer of reportage, documentary and street photography. Also, the author of Red Arrows, a book about Britain's aerobatic team and collaborator with the writer Alain de Botton on his books 'The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work' and 'A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary' (2009).

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