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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

When I am depressed, hurting, or in pain, I often want to just fly away. I look out the window and dream of flapping my wings and going to another place, literally and figuratively. This photo is dark, but can be light and hopeful depending how you look at it. Sometimes it is both to me at the same time. Photo taken with a Holga camera in NYC.

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21 responses to “Contrast”

  1. bipolarmuse Avatar

    Today I see the “light” in this picture… it is beautiful as it depicts both sides.


  2. Hendra Taruna Avatar

    beautifully captured


  3. Misky Avatar

    Interesting contrast.


  4. Gilly Gee Avatar

    I find it uplifting!


  5. Northern Narratives Avatar
    Northern Narratives

    I can see the birds flying. Wonderful photo.


  6. idha2908 Avatar

    Love the birds 🙂


  7. Jo Bryant Avatar

    a great shot….my daughter recently got a Holga and i find i love the shots they take


  8. joyfulwise Avatar

    It’s very Alfred Hitchcock. I love it.


  9. nuvofelt Avatar

    Heading for the light. I like it.


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  11. Rebekah Avatar

    Great take on the contrast theme!


  12. The Perfectly Imperfect One Avatar

    I agree, very Hitchcock, I love it.


  13. changeversations Avatar

    Great photo!
    Wishing you well. 🙂


  14. Maggie L R Avatar

    A very good photo for contrast, light and dark in both colour and mood.


  15. suburbanferndaleark Avatar

    A mesmerizing shot.


  16. Judee Avatar

    This really shows off how they are in different positions of flight with the wings, etc, great photo!


  17. Chasiti Moore Avatar
    Chasiti Moore

    I love this photo for so many reasons. I can see the “lightness” and “darkness” of it. It really easy beautiful. It’s all about the eye of the beholder.


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      Chasiti Moore

      CORRECTION: “It really IS beautiful”. I don’t know what was going on up there.


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