Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Bay Bridge

Please welcome first-time contributor William “Cricket” Ulrich, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for shutting down, hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat normal life. He tried tapering down and going off meds but the symptoms always came back. So he stays on medication and doesn’t really talk about it. Depression and paranoid thoughts sometimes return, but he recognizes it and turns to creating art. He gets hyper-creative at times, painting, drawing and taking photographs constantly.  

About this photo: “I photograph the world around me in San Francisco with an artist’s eye. I tend to be dark, so that’s why I’m drawn to night shots. The city is magical at night. On a day when I was down, I went to the Bay Bridge and played tourist. There’s a light in the darkness and it’s beautiful.

You can find more from Cricket at his flickr or Society 6

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6 comments on “Bay Bridge

  1. Karen
    December 1, 2013

    Thank you Cricket. I love the Bay Bridge.

    Like

  2. meticulousmick
    December 1, 2013

    Beautiful. 🍀

    Like

  3. Dreams and Zeros
    December 2, 2013

    I love the reflections on the water

    Like

  4. kerlund74
    December 2, 2013

    Wonderful nightshot!

    Like

  5. Eka
    December 5, 2013

    Great shot!

    Like

  6. Paula McLane Jennings
    December 6, 2013

    wonderful shot of the bridge.

    Like

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