Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Dissociation

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who has suffered from anorexia and anxiety. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors.

About this photo: “Dissociation describes my current self. I have been overwhelmed with stress, anxiety and grief. All these factors have made me feel detached from my body, nothing feels real. It’s as though everything is a dream and this also makes my dreams feel more real as they are too similar to my waking life. The image is a self portraiture showing how I feel as a person going through grief at this moment.”  

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6 comments on “Dissociation

  1. Chris Breebaart
    September 5, 2012

    I ‘enjoy’ these series with amazing strong photography. Emotions, feelings and experience flow from the images. Great work.

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  2. Beneath the Smiles
    September 5, 2012

    Wow you are so pretty!!

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  3. Developing A New Image
    September 5, 2012

    Nice image, I love the mystery feeling……shalom en theos…..jim

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  4. Galen
    September 7, 2012

    This is a very strong photograph. Exceptional!!!

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  5. bluebrightly
    September 13, 2012

    This is a very powerful photograph – I hope it’s helped you, even a little, to take it and post it.

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  6. hayleyjessup
    June 12, 2013

    Thanks everyone for the feedback and to Broken Light Collective for your support! means a lot :)

    Like

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