Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Please welcome first-time contributor Steve Mitchell, a Cornish born British male in his fifties. Steve has lived his whole life with a non-affecting physical but visible disability from birth trauma. The older he got the more he realized how the stigma of disability has isolated him from living a “normal” life. For many years he’s struggled with depression. His only relief is when he’s away from society, immersed in nature with his two canine companions, and trying to capture the beauty of nature with his camera.

About these photos:

Light & Shade. 
Heaven & Earth.
Above & below. 
Wild nature & contrived.
A study of a mud sculpture at Heligan Gardens & an image from Wistman’s Wood Dartmoor.

Dartmoor is rich in pre-Christian history & Wistman’s wood full of myth, mystery, magic & legend.

The weather has sculpted these old oak trees into wonderful natural statues overgrown with moss, lichens & bilberry.

I was drawn to the similarities & differences between these two images & thought I’d put them together.”



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7 comments on “Juxtaposed

  1. jenniferblue
    June 13, 2016

    so wonderful!


  2. Dreams and Zeros
    June 14, 2016

    Fantastic photos. Like the juxtaposition.


  3. bluebrightly
    June 14, 2016

    Very well done – and both photos question appearances, which must be something you’ve done deeply all your life.


  4. poemcollision
    June 14, 2016

    so great!


  5. Cla-c
    June 15, 2016

    Great Steve


  6. autisticaplanet
    June 16, 2016

    Some “normal” people have their own disability and need to get their heads examined. These are wonderful photos. Some of us can benefit from the crap some”normal” people shove down our throats.


  7. Cara Lockhart Smith
    June 24, 2016

    These are really interesting photographs….


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