Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario who first loved photography as a teen. He put down his camera when “life got in the way” and by the age of 25, was alcoholic and suffered from depression. Anxiety disorder entered in to the equation in his late thirties and it would be another ten years and a failed marriage before he found his salvation through spirituality, animals, and rediscovering his first love – photography. Mike likes to capture images that celebrate light and spirit. He sees beauty in unexpected places, such as abandoned houses and barns. He likes to capture the story they tell of life, loss, and aging through their haunting transformations.

About this photo: “Clarity is lacking in the chaos of addiction and anxiety. I had often felt that I was wandering in the darkness with no direction. This photo represents the path out of the darkness. The path toward light is also chaotic but I know it leads to clarity and purpose.”


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7 comments on “Clarity

  1. ksbeth
    June 20, 2016

    absolutely beautiful –

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cla-c
    June 21, 2016

    Thank you for this beautiful image !! makes me see ‘my light’ .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Markus @ POINT BLANK
    June 21, 2016

    Wow, excellent work.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Seems more like a dark painting, amazing pic

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dreams and Zeros
    June 23, 2016

    Beautiful, atmospheric shot.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Cara Lockhart Smith
    June 29, 2016

    Wish I had taken that photograph – hope you keep on capturing such interesting and evocative images….

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ifnotforpassion
    July 15, 2016

    Eerie but very beautiful. Gracefully dark to light.

    Liked by 1 person

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