Swirl; a Depiction of Depression

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Please welcome first-time contributor Cracked Porcelain, a young adult who has faced many trials in her life, including depression and anxiety. She suffered in silence for many years until she entrusted this secret with someone who cared for her. She still experiences mental health challenges on a regular basis, but she battles them day by day with the help and support of her family and her church.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in an indoors dark-lit environment where evaporated water floated in the air below a bright light in order for the water droplets to show. The photo swirl is intended to be both a beautiful yet darkly lit depiction of depression. Depression spirals like in the photo, it snowballs and blurs up till the point where you can no longer recognize the source of your mental anguish. It is a condition that continues to be a struggle for me even today…

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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