Who we are & why we are

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.

Photo taken by DeeDeeMy world is filtered through the lens of bipolar disorder. Most of my photography uses vintage and lo-fi cameras to capture the way my reality feels in the moment.

I am overflowing with emotion, yet swallowing it back somehow makes me feel hollow. The detritus of mental illness piles up when I don’t put words to it. Someday the truth will overflow and spill out.

This photo was made on a gray, drizzly day with a flipped-lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash, Arista.EDU 400 120 film re-spooled to 620, and daylight processing.

To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click follow.

2 responses to “Piling Up”

  1. DeeDee Avatar

    Reblogged this on Disorderly Chickadee and commented:
    I should do more photography. It’s been awhile.


  2. saradraws Avatar

    It’s a wonderful photo. Love the composition, the mood, the soft edges, the claustrophobia of it.


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