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 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 responses to “Out Of Focus”

  1. Sandra Avatar

    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 Avatar

    they are so melancholic. i really like them. 🙂


  3. sheketechad Avatar

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


  4. Chandra Lynn Avatar

    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: chandralynn.wordpress.com.


  5. The I-90 Project Avatar

    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 Avatar

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


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