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 welcome first-time contributor John G. Evans, a man who has been suffering since 1972 from what is now known to be a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a trauma faced during military service time. He has discovered that photography and poetry have allowed him a second chance at life, and have released him of his depressive states and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He recently relocated to Boise, Idaho, to photograph the mountain ranges, rivers, canals, nature, wildlife, landscapes and weather.

About these photos: “This photo series was taken in San Antonio, Texas, at the zoo early in the morning during the peak of the “golden hours” between 7:00 am – 9:00 am. The mood was quite beautiful and serene that one has the potential of losing yourself within the crisp cool morning air of twilight and the natural living beauty that surrounds you within this natural & metaphorical landscape of exotic birds & animals.

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17 responses to “Natural Living Beauty”

  1. Don't Get Wasted Avatar
    Don’t Get Wasted

    The real perfect! Fantastic!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks ever so kindly for being so generous!

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  2. alesiablogs Avatar

    Good luck on photography in Idaho! Beautiful state.

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks so very kindly for your benevolent comment….very generous of you!

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      1. alesiablogs Avatar

        I am a vet too and live in Seattle ! Take care!

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      2. johngevans13 Avatar

        Thanks so very much for your very valued service time!! I served USMC 1971-1972. With PTSD and a Spinal Cord Injury I am simply happy to be alive and photographing and writing. Thanks for visiting and best wishes always!

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      3. alesiablogs Avatar

        I am glad you are here too!

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  3. chamba600 Avatar

    Reblogged this on Empresario Internacional Independiente and commented:
    oo muy bueno como un tigre

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Gracias, mi hermano, gracias! I am grateful and appreciate you friend.

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  4. johngevans13 Avatar

    Thanks very kindly friends! A life altering event I must say worthy to endeavor a new career field. Thanks so very much!

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  5. johngevans13 Avatar

    Reblogged this on JG Evans Photos and commented:
    A wonderful opportunity for good people who have suffered Mental Illnesses, traumas, and suffrage in their lives to show the world what they are really made of.

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  6. Judith C Evans Avatar

    Reblogged this on Among the Pots and Pans and commented:
    Some of my husband’s photos have been published on this wonderful site called Broken Light. Hope you’ll pay a visit!

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  7. johngevans13 Avatar

    Thank you so much Judy!! Much love to you on Valentine’s Day!

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  8. Diana Perkins Avatar
    Diana Perkins

    The lighting at this time of the day is awesome. The casting of shadows captured is fantastic. Shall I say …. these photos are postcard perfect! May you continue to find serenity as you journey forward. Appreciation galore for your years of service to our country ….

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks very kindly Diana Perkins for your generous comment! I am delighted to have discovered recovery and am excited to have served our great nation! Thanks so much for taking your valued time to let me know how you feel about my work and second chance.

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  9. Cecilia Marie Pulliam Avatar

    Way to go, John! I can say, “I knew him when….” 🙂

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Oh Cecilia Marie Pulliam, our good friend, thank you so very much! Let us hope for success, as writers and photographers…I am so very grateful! Thank you for your very valued comment.

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