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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 contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in Korea, but photography is his passion.

About this photo: “This photograph is of Seoul’s Olympic Bridge shot in infrared. I was feeling a bit daring and experimental when I took this shot. I’d never shot infrared film in a pinhole camera before, nor had I ever used this particular brand of infrared film (Rollei IR 400). It was also the first time I’d ever shot infrared in the winter – something most photographers tend to avoid. I was really fortunate that the shot came out okay because I had no idea how long to expose the film. My pinhole camera coupled with a dark infrared filter ended up producing a photo that took 25 minutes or so in the fleeting, late afternoon light. Despite this image’s moody appearance, it was a pleasant, almost therapeutic experience to sit and watch the gentle Han River waves lap up on the shore as the photo was being taken.


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4 responses to “25 Minute Exposure, Seoul Korea”

  1. 2812 photography Avatar
    2812 photography

    This is nothing less than beautiful. Well done.


  2. andy1076 Avatar

    The black and white paired with the seemingly endless distance makes this soo dramatic. Love it 🙂


  3. pjbrez Avatar

    I appreciate your comments, thank you! Also, feel free to click on the image a few times to enlarge it and have a closer look : )


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