Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Only The Sun Can Paint The Water

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Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career in health care, his life became unmanageable and he sought out the help that he so desperately needed. As a longtime photographer, when he found Broken Light Collective in an article it instantly resonated. He now runs a photography program at his local mental health association. He has since become a certified mental health peer specialist and advocate. He also writes local editorial and uses his platform to help erase the stigma of mental illness in his community.

About this photo: “There’s been so many changes for me, both good and bad, that it can be hard to take a breath. Let alone actually comprehend it all. In looking for something that captures what I feel, I keep coming back to this. Even in the surface that seems most glorious, a dark shadow’s tendrils push to creep in.” 

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5 comments on “Only The Sun Can Paint The Water

  1. The Shadow Knows All
    August 24, 2017

    Love the photo. So rich in color.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mike Ross
    August 24, 2017

    You can’t run from your own shadows, don’t ask me how I know.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Janaki Raman Photography
    August 25, 2017

    Beautiful shot

    Like

  4. autisticaplanet
    August 28, 2017

    Beautiful photo and true sentiment.

    Like

  5. michaelj51
    August 28, 2017

    Reblogged this on snave51.

    Like

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