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 contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo: It is the place for me, in the shadows, like my lovely model here. I do not want to be in spotlight, but maybe not always in the dark either, so the shadows are that grey area between.

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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12 responses to “Dancing in the Shadows”

  1. Chess Avatar
    Chess

    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Chess!

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  2. Rhys Jones Avatar

    A lovely image. In particular I like the movement in her hair.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Rhys, that was one of the reasons I fell in love with that one 🙂

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  3. bigbird34 Avatar
    bigbird34

    What a beautiful picture and it says so much.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you bigbird 🙂

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  4. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    I like the idea of finding hope in hopelessness. It is possible with God. That said, I also like the conception of wearing warm-weather clothes on what looks like a cold day. It is a metaphor of what I said a few sentences back. 🙂

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Paula 🙂

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