Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Scaring My Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “A human scarecrow in the fields of Mazotos, Cyprus.”

Find more from Phedias at his blog.


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8 comments on “Scaring My Dreams

  1. Crooked Tracks
    December 13, 2014

    I love how this photos says so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. John
    December 13, 2014

    Love the photo, shows a sense of calmness in a sometimes stressful world, hope you and your mother are keeping well:) . Keep taking the photos……..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. dodgysurfer
    December 13, 2014

    Great image.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. shabnamphoto
    December 14, 2014


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  5. suej
    December 14, 2014

    Love this image – I’m all for simplicity….

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  6. Robyn Graham Photography
    December 14, 2014


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  7. phedias
    December 16, 2014

    Thank you all !


  8. Mike Raffone
    December 19, 2014

    What a fantastic site. My sister is bi polar, and has had problems with ME but she is a leading light in a local mental health charity. She always seems to bounce back, which is inspiring. I too suffered from depression after a divorce. Mental health is one of the areas where we need to challenge discrimination, and that’s what this site’s about. It also does so in a beautiful way. We are all different, vive la difference!!!


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