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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 first-time contributor Rachael Talibart, a photographer based in Surrey, England. She has always enjoyed photography, but when she started to suffer chronic pain it became more than a hobby/occupation. Taking photographs became a way for her to cope with her pain. She used it as a mindfulness tool, a way of focusing on the now, and on things outside herself instead of pain or other troubles. When she is taking a picture, she is thinking only of what she is seeing and making. This allows her to notice things she might otherwise have missed, and those things not only distract from pain but lead to other things, and so the creativity snowballs. When she is not making images, she is a student of literature, and has just completed her MA. Thus she has found herself wanting to put words to her images. She accompanies each by a quotation that she hopes expresses something of the feeling that she was trying to convey visually.

About this photo: A lonely figure walks towards a misty horizon. Taken at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset.

‘A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.’ ~Tahir Shah”


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18 responses to “Into the Mist”

  1. lauramacky Avatar

    Fantastic image!!


  2. georgiaodette Avatar

    Beautiful! Best wishes, Georgia x


  3. billiamholt Avatar

    Beautiful Photography. Really enjoy the added bio about the artist.


  4. Steve Lakey Avatar

    This has a surreal quality to it, almost like the person is walking to infinity, and beyond!


  5. whimsylph Avatar

    Really lovely image. I too have serious chronic pain and try to use mindfulness to cope. Photog is a great way of bringing the mind to focus. Again, love the photo.


  6. kittywinning Avatar

    Gorgeous image! Photographic therapy,always a good positive thing 🙂


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  8. Syncopated Eyeball Avatar

    Totally agree about the wonderful distractions that photography has to offer.


  9. pammyv02 Avatar

    Stunning image. Great to see how photography can help in different ways


  10. Chris Breebaart Avatar

    This beautiful and emotional at the same time. Great work


  11. Rachael Avatar

    So glad you like it. It was a very special evening when I took this image. Just me, the waves, and the mist. And a very handy solitary walker.


  12. OyiaBrown Avatar

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  13. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Evocative image and wonderful quote.


  14. Sam Spencer Avatar

    I love the photograph and what you’re doing with your photography to help yourself! . . .


  15. Developing A New Image Avatar

    O I love the feeling of being on the edge that this image presents. We have been there. thanx, nice work…en theos..jim


  16. dziesio Avatar

    love photos like this one. Excellent!


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