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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 Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar disorder. Many of her students also have different kinds of mental health issues and as a guidance counselor it is her job to try to help them, for example by creating personalized study plans to support their recovery to full health. She also hopes to one day start using the method of Empowering Photography (developed in Finland by Miina Savolainen) in her work. Johanna enjoys photographing nature and her everyday surroundings, as well as music photography.

About this photo: “This is from my photo shoot a few weeks back. ‘Pelastusvene’ means life boat in Finnish. It’s there but not needed. Calm lake, serene morning. No need for a life boat. And yet, there’s a lot of still life in the shot.

Find more from Johanna at her Flickr.


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16 responses to “Still Life”

  1. SwittersB Avatar

    Beautiful image Johanna!


  2. naveen Konduri Avatar

    wow lovely image


  3. KG Avatar

    Very beautiful


  4. suej Avatar

    Lovely image, great capture 🙂


  5. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Beautiful, Joanna, and so peaceful.


    Liked by 1 person

  6. Crooked Tracks Avatar
    Crooked Tracks

    Very peaceful.


  7. Cardinal Guzman Avatar

    very nice and soft.


  8. Shane Francescut Avatar

    This is super gorgeous.


  9. Connie Hanks - ClickyChickCreates.com Avatar

    So very serene and calm, and the distant fog really does make it dreamy! Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. tbeckerphotos Avatar

    A very dreamy, yet crisp image which is quite stunning.



  11. galeweithers Avatar

    Soooo peaceful and dreamy! But you know, we never need a life boat … until we need a life boat. Loved the calm and peace of this ‘dream’ photo. Beautifully done. 🙂


  12. Ptck Avatar

    Very very sweet, beautiful


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