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 Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed last year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant.

About this photo: “This one is called Atomistic –  We don’t live in a vacuum. Our interactions with others affect them, and affect us. Sometimes it would be nice to bounce through interactions without feeling anything, and perhaps more importantly by not hurting others. When the darkness is most acute we can damage those around us badly, the guilt gives our darkness a self perpetuating weight and momentum.”

Find more from Ali at his blog.


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5 responses to “Atomistic”

  1. aliabbasali Avatar

    As before there is a prose companion piece to this set of pictures: http://aliabbasali.com/2014/01/28/atom-smashing/


  2. runozzierun.com Avatar

    Nice post. Neat photo and description, brilliant blues.


  3. EvaUhu Avatar

    I love rather abstract stuff like this one – great job!


  4. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    What a fantastic shot. Amazing.


  5. eLPy Avatar

    Really cool pictures, the blue is really beautiful against the glass (assuming it is glass). Interesting description as well.

    Thanks for sharing,


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