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 a warm hello to first-time contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since coming out of the closet about his mental illness earlier this year, he has been humbled by the support and encouragement from family, friends, and work colleagues, and has recently returned to taking photos as a way to relax.

About this photo: “I took this photo whilst on holiday in Devon in 2010, and it seems to capture how I feel when I’m depressed.  You can clearly see each drop of rain on the window, but nothing else in the outside world is in focus.  I end up losing sight of what’s happening around me and spend all of my time thinking about all of the negative things that are happening, many of which are in truth not that important.”

Find more from Nick on Twitter.


Please click here to donate and help us get up & running as a non-profit!

**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

*Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

6 responses to “Raining Again”

  1. rododovris Avatar

    A warm hello from me,Nick !


  2. Sandra Avatar

    What a simple, but effective way to describe depression. I don’t suffer from it, but it helps me understand those who do. Great blog, thanks for sharing.


  3. SwittersB Avatar

    Welcome Nick!


  4. Karen Avatar

    I really like the photograph, made more vivid by your explanation. I’ve been there. Thanks.


  5. bluebrightly Avatar

    Your description of how depression feels is such a good one, and the photo is, too. Keep expressing yourself!


  6. luro97 Avatar

    You really captured the feeling. A few months ago I was in the psychiatric ward of my local hospital and your words and photo definitely spoke to me. Awesome first contribution. Welcome to Broken Light.


Please Join the Conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: