Bryon Summers


Exploring Your Backyard

There are places in your own backyard that you've never explored. Maybe for fear of an old legend or probably better judgment. On a normal circumstance, I would never have dared to venture off the beaten path but this was an opportunity that could not be passed up. 

There is an old structure – a campus of building ruins close to where I grew up in Maryland. What's left of The Glenn Dale Hospital and Sanatorium may look haunting to the average onlooker but when you're with 3 other guys exploring... it's still creepy. More dangerous than creepy but a healthy paranoia didn't hurt while walking the hallways and climbing stairwells with missing steps. Definitely a place you don't want to be after dark.

A few photog friends of mine made it our shooting grounds recently and came up with some cool portraits and what I would consider historical shots. Perhaps the most amazing thing from the shoot was realizing that although they are not ancient, there are ruins in America. 

Follow work from my exploring friends: