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Portrait in Eden

Please welcome first-time contributor Morgan, a 29-year-old writer and photographer living in the South West with two suitcases and a collection of spoiled pot plants. Morgan was diagnosed with early-onset Bipolar II with psychotic features as an adolescent. Morgan occasionally relapses into thinking they’re a rogue saint, and frequently gets lost in train stations and hospitals.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken during a gentle summer of tall grasses and dreamy afternoons. We wondered how many little Edens like this were full of birdsong and patchwork wildflowers serenading the bees, and how far away our smartlives had driven us from a harmonious and innocent flesh.”

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7 comments on “Portrait in Eden

  1. kmanderson11
    April 9, 2015

    Sweet! Great writing! Great art!


  2. gauravweb1
    April 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on grvweb.


  3. gauravweb1
    April 10, 2015

    Waaaaaaaaaao Its so intersting
    Thanks For Shearing


  4. Morgan Ira James
    April 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on a wild & savage star and commented:
    Many thanks to Broken Light Collective for posting my work! A wonderful and empowering site for photographers with mental health issues.


  5. Robert Crisp
    April 10, 2015



  6. themonkseal
    April 11, 2015

    Reblogged this on themonkseal.


  7. Clasi
    April 15, 2015

    stunning Morgan !!!! I love it


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