Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by a 30+ year-old photographer who is not working much because of bipolar depression, but trying to keep shooting for the joy and healing it brings.

About this photo: “This photograph is comprised of two images that I shot at different times, during different mood states. I shot the image of the woman when I was feeling depressed, and the red light painting late one night when I was revved up and sleepless, probably hypomanic. I like the way these two come together. To me they represent a mix of emotions. There is both darkness and light, and I think depending where the viewer is coming from, it could be seen as a dark and hopeless image in which the woman is trapped in her chaos, or one that is hopeful because there is light just ahead.”  


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9 comments on “Silhouette

  1. jmgoyder
    October 19, 2012

    Brilliant and I can so relate!


  2. The Infinite Journey
    October 19, 2012

    this is beautiful! i love the colors 🙂


  3. ilusionoptica
    October 19, 2012

    Reblogged this on My Thought. My Words… My LIFE! and commented:
    I love it!


    • gita4elamats
      October 20, 2012

      ME, TOO!
      Love & peace!


  4. rutheh
    October 20, 2012

    Incredibly intense and interesting.


  5. gita4elamats
    October 20, 2012

    Reblogged this on poet4justicedotwordpressdotcom.


  6. Silken Photography
    October 21, 2012

    A really striking image, conveys so much. Thank you for sharing.


  7. mindomin
    October 21, 2012

    Great picture, and also an interesting interpretation of the challenge.


  8. Syncopated Eyeball
    October 21, 2012

    Excellent, a powerful image and beautiful too.


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