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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 Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world.

About this photo: “This photo of a lamppost is compelling because of a menacing sky moving towards a single light. I think this can be taken two ways. It is either the power of light holding steadfast against the storm, or the certainty that the storm will destroy the light. In Florida we have incredible sunsets with amazing clouds almost every day, but I was so overwhelmed with these clouds, I had to run out of my house and photograph them.”


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9 responses to “Lamppost”

  1. heidispitzig Avatar

    I love the play of light and dark.


  2. a photo a day by me :) Avatar

    I love this! Great shot!!!


  3. Diana Perkins Avatar
    Diana Perkins

    Thinking about the “two ways” things could happen as you described, is much like bipolar d/o. Great photography!


  4. imaginarytree Avatar

    The clouds are amazing! I can feel the turbulence.


  5. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Great stuff, Ty, I know what you’re “talking about” because I, too, suffer from Bipolar II, thanks . .


  6. She_Who_Hears Avatar

    Wicked shot.


  7. amberlisa Avatar

    Reblogged this on Amber Lisa's Literary Boutique and Spa! and commented:
    Love this pic! BP Power in da house!!!!


  8. sylairda Avatar

    Reblogged this on Saudade.


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