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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 Danielle, a woman in the US who suffers from bipolar II disorder as well as a host of other diagnoses. She tries to use photography in unexpected ways. It helps her feel in control of something when her moods are so out of control.

About this photo: “I recently took this abstract photograph using several colored lights in a pitch dark room. It reminds me of how I feel when I am falling into depression, or hypomania. Like I am on the edge of a swirling vortex about to fall in. A blur of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Even when I think I am out of the vortex, it is always looming nearby, just waiting for me to dip my toes or fall in head first, so it can suck me in, returning me to the place of madness in which I belong.


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8 responses to “Foreshadow”

  1. Bams Triwoko Avatar

    Stunning picture… 🙂


  2. moodphototeija Avatar

    I love this ❤ very comforting!


  3. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    what a truly amazing photo! And I relate to what you say about the feelings as when I am going into depression I feel like I am falling into a black hole with a bottomless pit and when I am finally coming out of it it is like climbing out of a deep hole.


  4. cpanel vps Avatar

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post plus the rest of the website is extremely good.|


  5. maureenjenner Avatar

    Brilliant photograph; illuminating post, graphically written.


  6. Judy Avatar

    Very cool shot! Beautiful!!


  7. Ej Braquet Avatar
    Ej Braquet

    Great shot. Good mood describer for the changing moods of Bipolar


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