Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Only The Sun Can Paint The Water


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


  4. autisticaplanet
    August 28, 2017

    Beautiful photo and true sentiment.


  5. michaelj51
    August 28, 2017

    Reblogged this on snave51.


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