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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 autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.

About this photo: “In the wake of having to become an automatic caregiver to my mom, lots of meltdowns and exposure to violent first responders, I think this photo of a lily rendered in Photoshop speaks my mind.”

More from autisticaplanet at her website.


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6 responses to “Exposure”

  1. Emily Avatar

    Excellent! I love it! Dramatic, sensitive and seductive.


    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      Thank you. What you described was exactly the effect I was looking for.I’m so glad you picked up on it.


  2. dannymejias Avatar

    This is beautifully done!


    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      Thank you. I photographed this in black & white and emphasized the effect in Photoshop Elements 11.


  3. The Crazy Crone Avatar

    Absolutely stunning, lovely piece of photography!


  4. eLPy Avatar

    I fully appreciate your interest in seeing what others miss. I love macro images and this is a really nice one. I like the texture you’ve exposed here on the petals and your choice to make it black and white which is not so traditional with flowers.

    Thank you for sharing and well done!


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