Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by a first-time contributor from Warsaw, Poland. She is an amateur photographer who experienced depression after her fiancé passed away from cancer.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in my apartment. I used an opened Physalis husk, together with cut twigs that a neighbor gave me in autumn from her garden, to create a “fire.” In my native language we sometimes call close nuclear family relationships or home in general, a kind of family hearth. Fire has many other positive connotations. It shines light, warms you,  you can burn what is bad in it, prepare food so it will be safe to eat and easier to digest, etc. It is also often used as metaphor for passion. I hope this fire will lift up anyone who sees it…”


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7 comments on “Fire

  1. Natali S. Bravo
    January 22, 2014

    Wonderful and extremely touching.


  2. spencersamalvin
    January 22, 2014

    Thank you . .


  3. Emily
    January 22, 2014

    It lifted me.


  4. Rachel
    January 23, 2014

    A lovely image, and so lovely to think of all those meanings behind the one symbol, all of which are gentle and healing.


  5. Inge
    January 23, 2014

    Great idea and very well executed! 🙂


  6. terzae
    January 23, 2014

    Wow! Beautiful.


  7. Stephen
    January 24, 2014

    Inspiring words and a beautiful image.


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