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 first-time contributor Patrick O’Connor, a 45-year-old nature photographer from Colorado and New York.  Patrick suffers from bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and OCD. He enjoys planning photography trips to try and find the most beautiful things on earth. These adventures have enabled him to utilize his passion, strength and resolve. His photos are uplifting, and represent a halo to him above the frustration, misery and pain he experiences.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in an old cemetery in Syracuse, NY.  I circled this amazing tree and found ‘the’ shot.  It immediately reminded me of dark, grey storm clouds.  Then a mystical forest fire… Regardless, I love this tree beacause it makes me happy!”


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15 responses to “Mystical Forest”

  1. shanechall Avatar

    Amazing colors on the foliage

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  2. Frank Avatar

    Patrick your display of colors is amazing!!!

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  3. Sandra Avatar

    Amazing shot. You have a wonderful eye.

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  4. Anna Koppenhöfer Avatar

    The colours are breathtaking. They make me feel so alive, despite it “only” being a photograph. 🙂 wonderful!

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  5. nazarsj Avatar

    Reblogged this on unique and commented:
    beauty ….


  6. sinyomoka Avatar

    Light – Nature…..awesome view…Amazing good job…

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  7. Britta Avatar

    I love that you are planning photography trips to find beauty. The tree and the way you captured it are stunning!

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  8. Karen Avatar

    Thanks. This captures the wonder of fall to me, the glad surprise. It makes me happy too!

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  9. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Nice, Patrick! . . .


  10. mithriluna Avatar

    Glorious color! Stunning!


  11. shortlandpalmer Avatar

    Beautiful picture, the colours really drawn you in 🙂


  12. bluebrightly Avatar

    I can see your love of intensity here!


  13. freezeframefoto Avatar

    Love those gorgeous colors


  14. Jossy Quinn Avatar

    The lighting is vibrant and alive! Beautiful.


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