New book explores abandoned asylums

Photographer Matt Van der Velde traveled the U.S. to document his upcoming book Abandoned Asylums. Most of the locations featured are still in fairly pristine states because entry is restricted by the private or governmental owners of the properties.


Bonus video: Profile of neurologist Walter Jackson Freeman II, father of the lobotomy, whose lab (pictured above) is featured in the book.


Abandoned Asylums (via Esquire)