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.

Please say hello to first-time contributor j Paul, a 37-year-old man who has suffered from PTSD and severe depression from a young age. j began parachuting at age 21. A life-changing experience led him to become a free fall photographer. Since then, he has been able to share the exciting thrill and accomplishment with countless others as he films and captures stills of first timers as well as other experienced jumpers.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken while parachuting during the peek of a solar eclipse. The jump was timed to the second. The eclipse was during sunset so even though the eclipse was a total, the ratio between the sun and moon were off leaving a twilight like fee rather then almost total darkness.


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14 responses to “Free Falling During a Solar Eclipse”

  1. avixenatgloaming Avatar

    That image is beyond amazing!


  2. AprilorMay Avatar

    What a wonderful photograph. Thanks for sharing.


  3. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Freaking incredible!


  4. Karen Avatar

    Wow! Thank you.


  5. quarksire Avatar

    right up my alley very kewl 🙂 Q


  6. Shannon Avatar



  7. seeker Avatar

    This is one of the beauty of suffering… you become courageous! Kudos to you!

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  8. j paul Avatar
    j paul

    Thank you


    1. j paul Avatar
      j paul

      Thanks for all the kind words.


  9. Huw Thomas Avatar

    Stunning image j Paul.


  10. autisticaplanet Avatar

    I’ve always wanted to sky-dive. Thank you for sharing. A lot of detail with the sun, the orb, clouds & silhouette man & gear.


  11. cmdverbulecz Avatar

    Reblogged this on cmdverbulecz and commented:
    This is absolutely amazing.


  12. luro97 Avatar

    Awesome only begins to say how I feel about this photo! Thank you for the share.


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