Matt Van der Velde Photographs Abandoned Insane Asylums

Photography is a tool that tells a story. 

Matt Van der Velde

The photographs by Matt Van der Velde of long forgotten mental health institutions portrays a time in our history that has been slowly decaying since it was established. The constant struggle to co-exist in harmony causes such a phenomenon. 

It is quite powerful to see these decrepit places built with good intentions but were soon misused and mistreated.