Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Out Of Focus

Please say hello to a first-time contributor from Yorkshire in the UK. He is a 42-year-old man who has suffered from depression since his early teens. His depression usually falls in the mild-to-moderate range, but several times a year it is much worse.

About these photos: “I like to take deliberately blurry and out of focus photographs as these reflect how I feel and my experience of depression, and how the real physical world becomes distant and blurry and out of reach. I also try to capture the isolation and the half life of depression – present, yet one step removed, remote and poorly connected, without focus”


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7 comments on “Out Of Focus

  1. Sandra
    August 24, 2014

    I hope taking these photographs helps you. The colors are really very good. I often feel out of focus too. I’m originally from North Yorkshire living in Colorado. Keep taking photos and share how you feel.


  2. M
    August 24, 2014

    they are so melancholic. i really like them. 🙂


  3. sheketechad
    August 24, 2014

    A beautiful and touching visual representation of the effect of depression. Good work.


  4. Chandra Lynn
    August 24, 2014

    Hi there! I’ve always enjoyed visiting this blog and learning a little about the photographers and their work. I’ve just nominated this blog for the “One Lovely Blogger Award.” Check out the “rules” on my blog:


  5. The I-90 Project
    August 26, 2014

    The photographer’s description of his experience in the world and how he expresses that in his photographs is the closest I have ever come across to describing what I used to experience. Luckily, I seem to have my depression in control now but I can still tap back into the feelings he describes.

    The photographs are beautiful.


  6. Richard
    August 27, 2014

    I can relate very strongly with how you feel in these images. Well put.


  7. rosaniabastos
    August 27, 2014

    Reblogged this on Borboletanoespelho.


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