Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “Single exposure at my house.

The low light made an excellent minimal background.”

Find more from Phedias at his blog.


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11 comments on “Dawn

  1. t smith knowles
    May 6, 2014

    with great emotion…….to evoke……..wonderful.


  2. pabloconrad
    May 6, 2014

    Beautiful photo of a wonderful moment.


  3. stepsofgiants
    May 6, 2014

    theres a wonderful thoughtfulness in this, a private moment captured and respected, good stuff..


  4. myersbowman
    May 6, 2014

    I love it. Simple and evocative.


  5. Susan Thompson
    May 6, 2014

    haunting and beautiful


  6. RobynG
    May 6, 2014

    Superb contrast! Thought provoking!


  7. sliceoflondonlife
    May 7, 2014

    Just beautifully lit and composed. The whole of the lit part of the photo being on one side is surprising and intriguing


  8. phedias
    May 8, 2014

    Thank you all for your comments!


  9. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 16, 2014

    love the way you captured the stillness of a quiet moment of thought.


  10. bigbird34
    May 16, 2014



  11. phedias
    May 18, 2014



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