Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Little Diamond in the Rough

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can have on people, both by looking at them, and making them. While volunteering for a church program that takes in victims of sex trafficking, she walked alongside a lot of mental struggles. She wants her pictures to be a voice to those that have no voice of their own yet, and to bring out the beauty hidden in the midst of brokenness.

About this photo: “This is a picture in a series I did called “diamonds in the rough”, of a family living in a very rough neighourhood but that are some of the most loving people I have ever met. This is the youngest daughter, and I have used a lot of different photographs to add some layers to this picture. Sometimes life isnt always bright and well lit. Sometimes its actually pretty dark, and sometimes all the things in it don’t make sense and you wonder how they ended up there. But sometimes the messiness of life really is what makes it beautiful.


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10 comments on “Little Diamond in the Rough

  1. Developing A New Image
    October 21, 2012

    Josefine….hauntingly beautiful image…….en theos…jim


  2. Richert Manjarres
    October 21, 2012

    Lovely image…


  3. Divine Lunacy
    October 21, 2012

    Very unique.


  4. Syncopated Eyeball
    October 21, 2012



  5. jmgoyder
    October 21, 2012

    This is wonderful!


  6. PAZ
    October 22, 2012

    Love the composition, the lighting, the concept!


  7. Maurizio Riccio
    October 22, 2012

    Josefine has some serious skills… Awesome!


  8. DZ
    October 24, 2012

    Beautiful image!


  9. mypenandme
    October 25, 2012



  10. JoDee Luna
    November 19, 2012

    This photo entrances me.


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