Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has battled severe depression on and off for many years, as well as insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and more. She enjoys writing and taking photos through her many ups and downs.

About this photo: “I took this photograph of a woman I love dearly. The “veins” were created using photos I had taken of trees during my travels. Some alive, some dead. The combination represents what life with mental illness feels like to me. Sometimes, like nature, it can beautiful, vibrant, and full of life, while other times, it feels like roots are twisted around my insides, constricting me, until I can barely breathe. It also shows how someone’s appearance on the outside, does not always show what is going on inside.


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6 comments on “Juxtaposition

  1. Reserved Love
    January 24, 2014

    I love the honesty in the photo’s description.


  2. Bastet
    January 24, 2014

    Nice composition…very interesting!


  3. eLPy
    January 25, 2014

    Beautiful art. Ironically I wrote a poem about a forest inside of me. I like your notion of the trees being like veins. Good work!



  4. poemcollision
    January 25, 2014

    amazing! thanks a lot for sharing and being so honest : -)


  5. lauramacky
    January 25, 2014

    I love the photo and it’s meaning.


  6. ag
    January 28, 2014

    Very well done!


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