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 Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “This photograph is from a series that came out of an idea I had to cover my model head to toe with silver body paint. The image is about hiding.

Find more from Carrie at her blog or flickr.


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4 responses to “Hiding”

  1. Rhys Jones Avatar

    A fascinating image that gives an insight into the mind of the author. I am interested in the fact that Carrie feels she can hide by covering her body in silver paint, while actually being naked to the world.

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    1. carrieblueberry Avatar

      well that’s the idea, although this is a model. 🙂


      1. Rhys Jones Avatar

        Does the model live in England? I’m always interested in models that are prepared to do something challenging.


      2. carrieblueberry Avatar

        Nope. Lawrence Kansas


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