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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.

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression.

About this photo: I love capturing movement in photography. I took this of a friend of mine in my basement studio. I was feeling depressed and wanted to do something fun and playful, but was not up to leaving the house. She was a perfect subject, having experience with gymnastics and dance, she seemed to fly through the air. After the shoot I actually felt a little better. Free-er, like the woman in the photo. I think photography can be a helpful tool when it comes to depression.

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33 responses to “Movement”

  1. livvy30 Avatar

    Great shot!

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  2. Northern Narratives Avatar
    Northern Narratives

    Beautiful photo. I love the movement.

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  3. Dauw Avatar

    Lovely picture! To make one cheerfull indeed.

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  4. sutira Avatar

    Like! My favorite ‘Movement’ so far.

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  6. Joy Avatar

    Excellent capture!

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  7. nelson RN Avatar

    amazing shot!

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  8. Lynne Ayers Avatar

    Grace and energy – good interpretation of Movement theme

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  10. ayoliag Avatar

    Beautiful!

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  11. Myra GB Avatar

    Lovely photograph indeed. Great capture.

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    Madelaine

    Awesome!

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  15. The Retiring Sort Avatar

    What a perfect image of motion – so dynamic! Beautiful job.

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  16. Kate Avatar

    A strong image exhibiting both movement and energy. Well done! I’m glad it made you feel better. I myself get lost in joy and contentment when I am taking pictures.

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    Emily

    Great photo…..a flyer suspended in space.

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  19. Nature on the Edge Avatar

    A powerful depiction…. and uplifting too.

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  20. Jon Maiden Avatar

    Love this photo. May be a silly question but how did you get the white background? Photoshop?

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    1. Broken Light: A Photography Collective Avatar

      Thanks. It was shot on a white paper background in a basement studio.

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      1. Jon Maiden Avatar

        Ah I see. Good to know that great photography isn’t dependant on Photoshop!

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  21. eof737 Avatar

    I love this shot! 🙂

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  22. themofman Avatar

    Extremely well captured! Was this totally done with high key light? What was your strobe setup?

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