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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: Illuminate. I have noticed that I kind of love water. It kind of calms me. And it gives beautiful effects to photos. Light and darkness combines here, and that is something that I love very much. Hopeful light, summer breeze.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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10 responses to “Illuminate”

  1. Shaymatos24 Avatar

    Reblogged this on SugarSweet24.

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  2. elisadnarvarte14 Avatar

    Reblogged this on NewYorkLove.

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  3. The Laughable Cheese Avatar
    The Laughable Cheese

    This seems like reaching out for hope and self love self care. Like calm after a storm.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      You see what I see, thank you 🙂 and have a nice day 🙂


  4. bluebrightly Avatar

    It’s quite beautiful. I hope you do many more photos with water as your subject.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Bluebrightly, I hope I will have a chance a again next summer to do that 🙂


  5. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Good heavens but this is stunning! The concept is simple, but the execution must have been difficult. The post processing is superb: subtle, yet profound and deeply emotive. I am in AWE!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Thank you dear, I am happy that you like that, and it was actually quite easy to do, because of that location and with a great model and a friend 🙂

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      1. BookOfBokeh Avatar

        Still, it is a beautiful photo. Thank you!

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  6. wildernessruminator Avatar

    This is exquisite. Very impression lasting.


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