Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of the above. Everyone else is part of a nameless, faceless world that is moving on beneath you, without even a glance.

I shot almost exclusively from above for at least 6 months last year when I was in a very dark place. I have probably thousands of photos of faceless people from above.  

About this photo: This photo of my daughter captures her growth and development, but also shows hints of my husband and myself hovering just out of sight. It captures an aspect of adolescence, as well as parenthood. Staying close, but letting go. 

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2 comments on “Life From Above

  1. Maggie L R
    March 26, 2012

    interesting angle…

    Like

  2. strugglingwithbipolar
    March 26, 2012

    This is an amazing photograph. I love the perspective. I must say that your analysis is quite insightful as well.

    Like

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