Who we are & why we are

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 autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She has been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as The MAAP Newsletter (an online newsletter for those with ASD and those who love them,http://www.aspergersyndrome.org).

About this photo: “I spend a lot of time and often effort trying to find the right shot, and usually outdoors. One night this past spring, I was inspired to do something simple as the last paper towel came off its roll. I stuck my lens inside the roll and held the roll up to an incandescent light. The flash along with the light from the bulb illuminated the bulb and gave a “light at the end of a dark tunnel” feeling. That seemed fitting as my mom was getting out of the hospital (for the second time) and I was starting to adjust to the new normal around our house. I still am.


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7 responses to “Galaxy”

  1. cynthiamc1 Avatar

    Very cool. I like it.


  2. Alex Jones Avatar
    Alex Jones

    Good image from a simple idea.


  3. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    that is a spectacular photo. love the technique – so creative!


  4. Tina Schell Avatar

    Amazing – I really like it. Shows you what an incredibly complex thing the human mind is.


  5. Bubu Avatar

    this is creative. bravo!


  6. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Thank you all for your comments. Thanks to Broken Light for giving me a place to share my work. 🙂


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