Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Gift For A Friend

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 comments on “Gift For A Friend

  1. kleesbutterfly
    April 21, 2014

    Great pic!


  2. Gracie D
    April 21, 2014

    Love it!


  3. sunburntback
    April 21, 2014

    Lovely picture.


  4. lauramacky
    April 21, 2014

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


  5. mishunderstood
    April 22, 2014

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


  6. frenchrobin
    April 22, 2014

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


  7. Sunflower
    April 22, 2014

    Incredible lighting!


  8. tinamarie74
    April 22, 2014

    Beautiful Thank You this made my soul smile


  9. luro97
    May 4, 2014

    Great photo!


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