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In the Dark I See Light

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “Titled: In the Dark I See Light. I am really about stories behind a photograph… my story or the person’s in the photograph, or both. We took this photograph with my model in the woods really near my house. My spouse was away from home in a rehabilitation center at the time, and I was feeling more low than usual. But I got my trusted model to come over and test my ideas, so she lightened my day. It is not much usually that we need to get ourselves from the darkness into a light.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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19 comments on “In the Dark I See Light

  1. suej
    January 2, 2015

    Fabulous image!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Developing A New Image
    January 2, 2015

    Nice image…..en theos…j

    Liked by 1 person

  3. spencersamalvin
    January 2, 2015

    Thanks, Teija! . .

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marie
    January 2, 2015

    I’m an avid hobby photographer and love this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. heixko
    January 2, 2015

    Great pic!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. cadephotographic
    January 2, 2015

    Lovely composition and touching article to go along with it

    Liked by 1 person

  7. mellymac28
    January 2, 2015


    Liked by 1 person

  8. reverine
    January 3, 2015

    Beautiful. I love the title as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. natuglen
    January 3, 2015

    Great image -like it in B/W

    Liked by 1 person

    • Moodphototeija
      January 3, 2015

      thank you, black and white pics are my passion. Many times I feel that bw photos tells a story or emotion better than color photo. 🙂


  10. Anabell
    January 4, 2015



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