Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter suffer from very low self-esteem brought on by a severe bout of bullying she encountered when she was younger. Fleur wants to help her children see how beautiful they are through her photography.

About this photo: “This photograph is of my daughter. The image is about immersing oneself in a landscape and making a link between yourself and your surroundings, and as such colour played an important role because the red of the poppies is mirrored in the red of my daughter’s lips and hair.

I also wanted to pervade a feeling of abandon and release, like falling…”


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6 comments on “Falling

    February 10, 2014

    How beautiful!


  2. beingcreativebc
    February 10, 2014

    This project is wonderful and amazing picture!


  3. fleuralston
    February 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on Family Project.


  4. magicallymad
    February 10, 2014

    One of my favorites yet!


  5. Leah Givens
    February 10, 2014

    Gorgeous (both the photo and the idea)!


  6. kaymetviner
    February 17, 2014

    Wonderful composition and colours! I can almost feel the relief of laying in the grass. I hope she feels beautiful.


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