Photographer Jeremy Harris shot the crumbling interiors of abandoned mental institutions in the eastern United States for his series "American Asylums, Moral Architecture in the 19th Century." These institutions operated when patient overcrowding, misdiagnosis and abuse were commonly reported.
These dismal circumstances almost seem to imprint on the decomposing buildings as photographed by Harris. If Harris' photo series — shot over a period of almost a decade — seems to have a haunting quality, that is a state that Harris is apparently comfortable with. As he says via his website,
"Jeremy currently resides in a semi-haunted (by friendly ghosts), rustic brownstone in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his two cats, Delilah and Jezebel."