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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 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 responses to “In the Dark I See Light”

  1. suej Avatar

    Fabulous image!

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Sue ❤

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  2. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Nice image…..en theos…j

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you so much 🙂

      Like

  3. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Thanks, Teija! . .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Thank you dear friend! ❤

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  4. Marie Avatar

    I’m an avid hobby photographer and love this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Marie ❤ Photography gives us so much!

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Heixko thank you 🙂 ❤

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  5. cadephotographic Avatar

    Lovely composition and touching article to go along with it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Melly, thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. reverine Avatar

    Beautiful. I love the title as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Reverine ❤

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  7. natuglen Avatar
    natuglen

    Great image -like it in B/W

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      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. 🙂

      Like

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