Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Starry, Starry Night

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor and Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and has been sober for 4 years from an alcohol problem that lasted over 20 years. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his life.

About this photo: “This photograph,Starry, Starry Night,” was taken in my home studio in NYC. It is an abstract photo. I don’t want to reveal what exactly it is a picture of yet. Creativity for me comes many times purely by accident. Something like a slight accident would have enraged me in the past but now through treatment and therapy I have learned to channel anger, anxiety, and depression into something positive and enriching. I find that photography gets me out of my head. This is key to my dealing with my anxiety and depression. It also helps with my sobriety.”

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5 comments on “Starry, Starry Night

  1. bluebrightly
    November 26, 2012

    Wonderful picture and an interesting story. Emotional challenges combined with addiction – really tough! Congratulations on staying sober and channeling that energy in such an interesting way.

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  2. Melissa Hassard
    November 27, 2012

    A wonderful shot no matter how it was captured. And yes, congratulations on staying sober. Keep going!

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  3. PAZ
    November 28, 2012

    Beautiful. I wish you could see the stars like this in Houston. sigh.

    And congrats on sobriety! I’ve been there too.

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  4. PAZ
    November 28, 2012

    art therapy = living

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  5. Imogen Shepard
    January 3, 2013

    A fine collection of your photo’s Luis. That’s the way to do it; Challeniing our feelings in more helpful ways to replace what was taken over in the past. You understand what I mean. Keep photographing 🙂

    Like

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