Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Without Words

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “I call this photo ‘Our Souls Are All We Own.’ It’s a song lyric. Can’t remember which song though. It’s been a long weird week. Stress! As a result, I have no words at the moment. At least not the literary kind.”


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3 comments on “Without Words

  1. Emma Lewis
    April 29, 2013

    This photograph tells me so much. So much.


  2. Mz Zoomer
    April 29, 2013

    This image is both sad and beautiful at the same time. Glad to hear that you are getting stronger. Your work is lovely.


  3. joseasanoj
    April 30, 2013

    Reblogged this on My Day Out With An Angel.


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