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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: “I love Autumn. I was born in October. It is my season. The melancholy mood. The nature. My mind gets its balance somehow then. Even though it can be a little dark, I feel that I am the most alive then. Now I am waiting again for Fall to come. It is the season which inspires me the most to photograph.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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14 responses to “Back to Autumn”

  1. frankaz2000 Avatar

    Teija very well done photograph!!!

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you so much dear ❤

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you so much Matthew!

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      1. Matthew Malin Avatar

        You’re welcome 🙂

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  2. Sue Avatar

    Great shot, beautiful use of light, of tones, and great depth of field, too.

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  3. Alan Kravitz Avatar

    Reblogged this on Not always smiling and commented:
    I love autumn, too, so this photo by Teija really speaks to me. Bring on the cooler weather and the color of the leaves!

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you Alan! Autumn feels like more home, I do like Spring too but nothing really can compete with the beautiful colors that Autumn brings and those beautiful misty mornings…


  4. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Gorgeous. Fall is my favorite, too, and feels like home (though in the Deep South, fall isn’t as “fallish” as I’d like it to be).

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Robert, but I bet your trees looks beautiful there too??? I would love to see what it looks like there ❤

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      1. Robert Crisp Avatar
        Robert Crisp

        I’ll send you a pic through FB. : )

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      2. Moodphototeija Avatar

        Thank you, you are so kind!!!


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