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 a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that he suppressed his entire life because of social interaction and self confidence issues associated with Aspergers. Three years ago, he picked up a camera again after 23 years and has been striving to find the courage to express himself since.

About this photo: I like to photograph horses, portraits and street photography. This is one of the shots I am proud of. It is a photograph is of my landlord. Old school. I call it ‘Machine Head … A Gift for a Friend.’

Find more at his Twitter pages @SilentHorse01 & @StreetsofDurban.


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9 responses to “Gift For A Friend”

  1. sunburntback Avatar

    Lovely picture.


  2. lauramacky Avatar

    It’s beautiful…photography and music…two of my favorites.


  3. mishunderstood Avatar

    I love the perspective on this shot. Very nice. 🙂


  4. frenchrobin Avatar

    Stunning! The perspective is gear. My son has autism and your story is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Sunflower Avatar

    Incredible lighting!


  6. tinamarie74 Avatar

    Beautiful Thank You this made my soul smile


  7. luro97 Avatar

    Great photo!


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