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 Danielle, a bipolar woman in her thirties. Her mood shifts leave her either able to do nothing at all or an extraordinary amount all at once. She likes photography because it is something she can do any time, even when she swings to an extreme in either direction.

About this photo: “This photograph is a long exposure light creation. I like that it is chaotic but there is beauty in the chaos. It reminds me of mania in the midst of depression, something I have been dealing with recently and on and off throughout the years.


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17 responses to “Painting with Light”

  1. ~meredith Avatar

    Truly brilliant in every way. Way to go!


  2. Garry Ventura Avatar
    Garry Ventura

    Awesome shot! From one photographer to another. 🙂


  3. Jolene Hanson Avatar

    My first thought was, a tornado of light. Beautiful.


  4. Sam Spencer Avatar

    Awwwsum (with a New Yawk accent)!!


  5. Ava Avatar

    I like this kind of shot !


  6. bembunny Avatar

    WOW! O___O I’m new at wordpress and this gave me an idea for my blog.
    I’m thinking of trying out photography, thank you for sharing this. ^____^


  7. mithriluna Avatar

    This is incredible. Stunning image – full of emotion and motion!


  8. bliss steps Avatar

    ~ A lively shot indeed! Just wondering, what is she feeling when she took this shot? 🙂


  9. OyiaBrown Avatar

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  10. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    that photo is fascinating!


  11. EvaUhu Avatar

    thumbs up! this is dazzling cool!


  12. Amar Naik Avatar
    Amar Naik

    great click


  13. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Very interesting!


  14. Laura Jay Avatar

    Lovely picture, its quite hypnotic to look at


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