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1 Apr 2009 9:38PM
A brilliant image and sadly a sign of the times.

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paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 9:40PM
Thanks Christine. paul
redstag 14 100 15 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 10:00PM
A very well worked metaphor I always found that my identity was under threat, after all when ever we are asked about our work, we say 'I am a...' we define ourselves by our jobs. But you can take control of your job and your situation, and you will come out on the other side.
Best of luck and keep busy, especially if the result is work like this!

Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
1 Apr 2009 10:04PM
Tremendous work. superb imagination and execution
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Apr 2009 10:13PM
This is superb.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 10:15PM
Thanks guys, chin up eh Smile
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Apr 2009 10:24PM
Paul - if this is a personal experience, as one who has been in this position five times, please believe in your own abilities and strengths... you WILL come through it.

PM me if it will help...

DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
1 Apr 2009 10:25PM
Your best for quite a while Paul, but then again this is the sort of stuff that I like. I'd maybe tone down the colour saturation of the box and mini-you's just to get it to sit into the background a little better. Excellent idea and realisation of the idea though.

And chin up eh Wink
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 10:26PM
superb concept .

Done with feelings , the heart of a true image.

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 10:38PM
Thamks again folks. I take your point on the sat Dave, deccided to leave it though. Appreciate it Mike. Paul
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 Apr 2009 10:42PM
Tells a story well-- Jennnnnnn
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 10:44PM
Cheers JEnnn. Paul
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
1 Apr 2009 10:47PM
this works well.lesley
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 10:54PM
Cheers Lesley. PAul
1 Apr 2009 10:55PM
Excellent representation of the worlds current situation, Keep up the good work.

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
1 Apr 2009 11:31PM
Excellent expressionism Paul. Ron.
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Apr 2009 11:46PM
superb work and so tells the story of how trapped you feel and yet so lost

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 12:06AM
dont lose your self worth, it will come and then the spark of a job reignites you. chin up and great peice of work paul Smile hang on in there.
Lou_Pink 11 4 6 Northern Ireland
2 Apr 2009 1:06AM
Your job was what you did but not who you are, and by the looks of it your a fab photographer, this image is so creative, very well presented, hope things get better

seanslevin 16 9 Ireland
2 Apr 2009 7:49AM
Excellent work Paul , sadly the voice of many these days .

best wishes
Sean .
Richsr 13 91 223 England
2 Apr 2009 8:53AM
This is excellent Paul - difficult to be creative well you feel so down. Stay positive and remember - as one door closes others open with new opportunities.
Regards Richard.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Apr 2009 11:01AM
Many thanks guys for all your comments. Much appreciated. Paul
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
2 Apr 2009 11:07AM
has to be the colour with the blue yellow combo working so well, strong image; such conceptual images are easy to over process and over explain, or worse fall into cliche; not only have you avoided any such pitfalls (as I would anticipate) you've created an image which is creative commercial and un-compromised, not an easy feat.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Apr 2009 11:24AM
Cheers Nicholas. Nice comment. Paul
LesF 13 182 9
2 Apr 2009 1:00PM
A great take on the happenings of today

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Apr 2009 1:09PM
Thanks Les. Paul
User_Removed 17 39 6 Scotland
2 Apr 2009 2:37PM
Nic has summed it up perfectly and talent will always find its own way of presenting its self to the world.
take care mate
Hope this well deserved award cheers you up

Cor 11 Belgium
2 Apr 2009 3:09PM
Nr 1 for me.
Very good.
14 13 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 3:36PM
Well done Paul. Great image.
Rgds Simon.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 Apr 2009 4:58PM
Ooh a HC, thanks guys and thanks for all your comments, appreciated. Paul
Sezz 15 619 15 England
2 Apr 2009 5:24PM

Quote:talent will always find its own way of presenting its self to the world
Excellent work Paul and my congrats!

Sarah *
2 Apr 2009 5:31PM
Excellent work Paul, well done on the HC...
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
2 Apr 2009 7:51PM
Excellent work Paul deserves the HC
Rob_Taylor 16 661 5 Wales
2 Apr 2009 8:23PM
Superb concept, you can tell it's from the heart, I'm sure things will work out for you but good luck anyway Smile
Great image

MarkT 15 119 2 England
2 Apr 2009 9:24PM
I felt like that when I was at work, I got made redundant at xmas and I've never been happier, keep your chin up Smile

Excellent work btw.

EamonnM 11 1 1 Ireland
3 Apr 2009 8:24AM
I am right there with you buddy all the way Smile, in every sense eh!!
Fantastically creative mind you have, superb image & I def think this is one for the ND gallery, would strike the hearts of many thousands of people. We'll help keep each other's chins up Wink
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Apr 2009 12:19PM
A big thanks to all who took the time to click and comment. Cheers, Paul
MalcolmM Plus
14 1.5k 5 Scotland
4 Apr 2009 9:21AM
Superb creative idea, great result.
lauraHB 14 121 Ireland
6 Apr 2009 1:43PM
Congrats on the HC Paul. It's a cracking image.
carrot_heid 13 198
7 Apr 2009 11:14AM
very striking image. As one who has suffered redundancy, especially at my time in life and in a country rife with "ageism" even before the rescession kicked in, I know how you feel.

Anyone else had experience of ageism when trying to get a job? .... I've given up on recruitment consultants who seem to be the worst offenders.
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
11 Apr 2009 12:32AM
I think they are both stunning versions.Love them both.take care,AnnSmile
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
21 Apr 2009 12:44PM
A very expressive piece of work.

Best Matt
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Apr 2009 1:04PM
Thanks for all the comments guys. Appreciated. Paul
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 1:59AM
very well done & has all the emotion

Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
23 Apr 2009 1:32PM
From the thumbnail this shot got my curiosty going,made perfect sence when I read about the idea behind it,,
Been there and no it's not easy,
I think you have portrayed this in your shot,perfectly,,

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
23 Apr 2009 1:33PM
Thanks Di and Aidan. Paul
Phil1958 11 272 4 Wales
17 Sep 2009 2:53PM
An excellent piece of work and as it's been said, a sad sign of the times

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Sep 2009 1:35PM
Cheers Phil. Paul
franfoto 12 2 32 England
19 Nov 2009 1:35PM
Just brilliant Paul.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
20 Nov 2009 3:14PM
Cheers Fran, just noticed your comment now Smile
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 2:32PM
I missed this before but can't let it go now without saying that I like it. I hope things are looking up.
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 2:33PM
I missed this before but can't let it go now without saying that I like it. I hope things are looking up by now.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 May 2010 1:24PM
Cheers Penny. Working now at least Smile
Paree 15 616 3
29 Sep 2010 8:52PM
amazing image

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Sep 2010 8:53PM
Thanks Paree, appreciated. Paul

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