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.

Photos by Lauren Turton, from Dayton, Ohio who has recently moved to San Diego, California. Lauren experienced deep anxiety after returning to school at 25 to pursue her passion for photography and art. Having her life turned upside down proved to be too much. With the help of medication, being open with people, and breathing techniques she has learned to manage.

About these photos: As a photographer self-portraits are very challenging and interesting to me, that’s why I focus on them.  It can be very odd to look at one’s self without criticizing or over analyzing what one looks like in the photo.  I’ve found in the past months to really come into myself and truly love and accept myself for who I am- a friendly, interesting, imaginative lady who is captivated by other worlds and all things vintage.  I enjoy combining these qualities of myself and displaying them in the mystical, eerie world of photography.

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16 responses to “The Streaking Hare”

  1. Inge Avatar

    The posts here are very moving as always. I’ve liked your page on FB and followed your Twitter. 🙂

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  2. John Avatar

    Very unique!

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you! More self-portraits and work can be viewed at http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/
      and http://www.laurenturtonphotography.com

      Have a great holiday weekend!
      Lauren

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  3. magicallymad Avatar

    What artful photos!!!!

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you!
      Please follow my blog http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/ to keep updated on my work.

      Lauren

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  4. Syncopated Eyeball Avatar

    These are beautiful and such fun. I like them very much.

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you!

      More can be viewed at my blog…

      http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/

      Lauren

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  5. mikojose Avatar

    It’s good to know that Lauren learned to manage the challenges of her passion. Interesting photos, btw. 😀

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you for the support!
      More self-portraits and the entire series can be viewed at

      http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/

      Lauren

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  6. jmgoyder Avatar

    Wow – surreal and a bit scary! So clever.

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you! This shoot was very difficult and it was 40 degrees so I was so cold! The entire series can be viewed at http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/

      Lauren

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  7. Irfan Hussain Avatar

    Oh man!! They give me chills. These are wonder ful shots.

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you!
      The entire series can be viewed at http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/

      Lauren

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  8. Emily Avatar
    Emily

    Great self portraits. I’d like to create some fantastic destruction myself. I can live through yours!

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    1. laurenturtonphotography Avatar
      laurenturtonphotography

      Thank you!

      http://laurenturtonphotographyphotographs.wordpress.com/

      Is my blog and the entire series can be viewed there.
      Lauren

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