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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.

Please give a warm welcome to first-time contributor Peter, a man in hit forties from the United Kingdom. Peter has been suffering from PTSD and related anxiety and depression since a kidnap and hostage incident in 1997. He is still taking regular medication. He finds that some days are easy, almost untroubled, while other days are still extremely difficult.

About this photo: “I took this photo while working on a project in India. I was waiting at a bus stop and liked the idea of this photo. It was a struggle to keep the shutter slow enough to blur the bus in bright sunlight and at the same time not massively over expose and also hope the subjects didn’t move so they stayed relatively sharp. Worked better in black and white as the colours of the bus distracted too much from the people in the picture.” 

Find more from Peter at his website.


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8 responses to “Waiting”

  1. alifemoment Avatar

    I think, this is really a great photo, so meaningful, so intense, great job!! 🙂


  2. Why?Matters! Avatar

    That is a really good photo I love it.


  3. chrisrenney Avatar

    Stillness and movement – such a powerful image.


  4. jakesprinter Avatar

    Stunning Picture 🙂


  5. Dominic Avatar

    Fantastic photo 🙂


  6. Chasing Butterflies: Sunshine and freedom Avatar

    Powerful image, Peter! Worth the struggle to keep the shutter slow enough! I love it, well done!


  7. titaniummike Avatar

    Reblogged this on TITANIUM MIKE.


  8. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    really interesting shot!


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