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SueTurner 13 81 3 England
31 Oct 2005 1:23PM
Very emotive

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mellyleth 13 212 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:24PM
Didn't read the story, but a fantastic image.
31 Oct 2005 1:24PM
yes, it is very shocking! amazing photo, it gives a lot to think of.
scragend 13 3 Scotland
31 Oct 2005 1:25PM
Wow! You were very quick from reading an article this morning to producing such a powerful image!
SteveCharles 14 2.3k 18 England
31 Oct 2005 1:26PM
A very dark & deep image, great work.

john short 13 25 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:27PM
superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!
BenF 12 14 United States
31 Oct 2005 1:30PM
Nice one.
shed 13 586 England
31 Oct 2005 1:32PM
Shocking stroy but an awsome and very emotive image. An extremely powerfull image.

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:39PM
jany 14 94 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:40PM
A hard hitting image, gets you thinking. You've worked this well.
flossie 14 1.6k
31 Oct 2005 1:44PM
Very poignant ...nicely done K, this could easily bring a tear to my eye if I looked too long
Willyjeen 12 7
31 Oct 2005 1:47PM
Wow. This is a very powerful image.
beavis 12 19 Ireland
31 Oct 2005 1:52PM
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:54PM
Very thought provoking K. Excellent work.

geoffwd 12 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:55PM
Powerful image
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 1:56PM
This is outstanding, K. I haven't read the story, but this image speaks volumes and with a powerful voice. Remarkable.
C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
31 Oct 2005 2:04PM
Effective - dark but with great impact...
31 Oct 2005 2:07PM
Fantastic image extremely powerful and emotional, incredible. Smile
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 2:08PM
A powerful image with a message. I hope it does well for you.
mystery1962 14 23 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 2:10PM
great image and it gats a point across*
annaliese 13 421 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 2:10PM

sbphoto 13 19 Ireland
31 Oct 2005 2:10PM
A very tought provoking image, The Teddy bear image and the placement of the hands, even without a face you know its a child in there. super image.
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
31 Oct 2005 2:12PM
You just keep getting better and better. Powerful image K.
U4eA 13 475 England
31 Oct 2005 2:30PM
Dark and very emotive...could be a poster campaign. Looks technically pretty damn good to me too.

Just had to try a B&W tinker though... Smile
banehawi 13 1.7k 3747 Canada
31 Oct 2005 2:39PM

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 2:42PM
Shockingly good, K
proberts 13 218 4 Wales
31 Oct 2005 3:01PM
I think another EC coming your way,this is superb K,probably your best yet.
31 Oct 2005 3:15PM
Very evocative, stunningly produced.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
31 Oct 2005 3:48PM
This is fabulous, K ....

Susie :o)
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
31 Oct 2005 3:59PM
Children in Jail? Can you point me to a story? Anyway this is just superb. The light, the way the hands are holding the stuffed bear, the bars.. very good!
billma 13 119 United States
31 Oct 2005 4:20PM
Outstanding. Seems more like photojournalism than manipulated. I think that this is brilliant.

Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
31 Oct 2005 5:25PM
Been back a couple of times for another look - so thought-provoking and also technically very, very good.
mwatkins9801 13 190
31 Oct 2005 6:32PM
martinproe 12 293 5 England
31 Oct 2005 9:58PM
Great concept and wondeful image, good luck, looks a winner.
GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
31 Oct 2005 9:59PM
Nice presented photo, that has a good story!
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
31 Oct 2005 10:08PM
Very powerful image, super work.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
31 Oct 2005 10:41PM
vgreat discomforting work
claret 13 49 England
31 Oct 2005 10:54PM
Very cleverly done. Powerful image.
Origami_Owl 14 786
31 Oct 2005 10:58PM
Agree with above - very powerful and well brought together. The dirty teddy detail is very well done.

paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
31 Oct 2005 11:20PM
Woah, great stuff K. Quite a divergence for you. Well done. PAul
User_Removed 14 39 6 Scotland
31 Oct 2005 11:55PM
Morning K, seems we are all going out on a little re direction of late. What can I say other than this is one very professional powerful piece of work. As an area I frequent often for my stock supply to the Science Photo Library I can say this would be an image that would sell and sell for editorial requirements, the reason its powerful image hits home without crossing any taste barriers and gets you thinking. On a personal point this is one step your creative juices should explore more. I often watch the TV or read an article which makes my blood boil and often seem at a loss for what I can do, photography or art will often as they say, say more than a thousand words.
One of your most outstanding photos K.

Take care Luv Victor xx
1 Nov 2005 12:00AM
Really excellent, let me give a very well deserved 50.
User_Removed 13 524 England
1 Nov 2005 12:03AM
I think this is just outstandingly superb. Victor has summed it up completely. This image speaks volumes, far more than words or any story or article ever could. Nik
1 Nov 2005 12:26AM
Blimey! Thanks everyone for all your comments, to be honest I never really expected this to do well. It had 30 odd views in the first few minutes but no comments so thought something was wrong with it. I have entered into this months comp as it was an idea I had for the theme a couple of days ago, only had chance to do something about it yesterday and alot of PS work was involved because my camera is faulty I believe now so to do straight photography is going to be very difficult. Some bits of information I picked up on the internet for a bit of background on the picture shocked me and the more I read about children in prison the more I've convinced the system is failing, and even more likely that the failure is happening before they reach the courts. 8500 more crimes a year committed by young ex-prisoners. Since 1990 29 children have died in UK prisons, 28 hanged themselves and one died while being restrained. Of 1766 women surveyed by the Home Office 1082 were mothers of chidren under 18. Children are reported to have a variety of serious emotional and behavourial problems when separated from their mothers.
Women prisoners are more likely to be young and single, over half female prisoners are teenagers with their first child. Children born to women in prison are taken away when the child reaches 9 months old if no access to a Mother and Baby unit is allowed.
Mothers-to-be are not told until 2 weeks before the birth whether they can keep their child leading to emotional detachment. I've this in the comp entry too but there is a whole lot more I could say - I never ever realised the scale of the situation until now. Special thanks for Victor too, you always seem to know which way I should be heading Smile Thanks again everyone. K.
ktcam 12 457 Scotland
1 Nov 2005 12:51AM
Excellent image and beautifully handled.
funkeldink 13 1.6k 1 Australia
1 Nov 2005 2:10AM
your very best ...... EVER...... numero uno .... should be an EC just so more people can see this powerful work
helendixon 13 30 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 2:26AM
Excellent stuff, so moody, you've done fantastic job here. Well done K.

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
1 Nov 2005 2:40AM
If this don't get an EC/POTW when Pete comes back, I think I will personally kick him up the arse!

Thought provoking, powerful and could easily be used by any of the child charities. Not an image I think I will forget easily. Congratulations K on this superlative piece of work!

1 Nov 2005 2:51AM
LOL@Ade, thanks everyone for all your lovely comments, each and every one is appreciated, thanks to to all those who clicked but didnt comment, I appreciate it. K.
mona 12 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 3:23AM
my respect. there-s not much i can say (looking at all the comments above)... just: i am deeply moved and i hope i will see many more like this.

ericfaragh 14 143 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 3:25AM
Great treatment, great impact. Well done.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 3:53AM
Excellent stuff - powerful message.
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
1 Nov 2005 4:22AM
Well, that's this month's competition won. Smile
sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 5:12AM
stunning a very powerful image. it say's it all sandyb
1 Nov 2005 5:26AM
Thanks very much everyone Smile K.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 5:54AM
This is brilliant K, how/where did you get the bars?

1 Nov 2005 6:07AM
Thanks Ian, I got Ryan to hold onto a pole but it was shiny and not at all suitable so I then took an image of a piece of rust I had and sectioned it so that each 'pole' was different, use the burn tool on the edges and placed a highlight in the middle to give the appearance of a curve, adjusted the contrast and brightness and overlaid onto the image.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 6:15AM
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
1 Nov 2005 6:18AM
Thanks for the explanation K!
1 Nov 2005 6:34AM
Thanks again Ian and no problem Patrick Smile
User_Removed 14 268
1 Nov 2005 7:48AM
Wow. Tremendous impact. Great idea. Ali.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 12:17PM
Fantastic piece of photography, K, congrats. You have a rare talent.

Mari Smile
Dinda 13 90 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2005 12:39PM
All been said already K, but just such a powerful image!
beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
1 Nov 2005 1:31PM
Cannot say anymore...except it's very powerful and I am nearly in tears.

Thank you Angie x
A_Harrison 13 260 Canada
1 Nov 2005 1:45PM
Wow.Powerful...............Can't think of anything else to say.Just sopowerful.

2 Nov 2005 12:54AM
Thank you very much everyone, I'm pleased that its got a good reception. K.
icafe 14 19 Canada
2 Nov 2005 5:26AM
A powerful and effective photo-message. Could see this in journals, magazines, book covers, etc. One of your best.
Arthur Smile
2 Nov 2005 5:40AM
Thank you Arthur, that is very kind. K.
cdm36 13 391 7 England
2 Nov 2005 5:49AM
A very strong and powerful image K with the ability to evoke such thought provoking reaction, well done.

2 Nov 2005 6:18AM
Thanks Chris, it seems to have done doesnt it. K.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
2 Nov 2005 7:12AM
Isn't he back yet?....Ah well more time to polish me shoe leather!

User_Removed 12 132
2 Nov 2005 7:33AM
very powerful image
sugar jones 13 185
2 Nov 2005 8:01AM
Fantastic image K. Would be contender for me. First thing I thought of was jail for the 'inside' competition and then ship in a bottle etc etc
Not an easy one though for something different.
Haven't entered! Good luck missus, like this a lot.
Could see it up next for the NSPCC ad campaigns! Very powerful.
daringdaphne 13 82 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2005 10:28AM
I thought this was a journalistic picture of some Island off Japan recently on the news for putting children in jail with adult sex offenders etc. I did not realise that it was the UK. Yes, of course children are harm greiviously when parted from their mother. This is an important picture therefore as it highlights the problem and will find others venues for it's protest too. Well-done

Ian G W 14 396 3 England
2 Nov 2005 5:55PM
This is stunning, and must be seen by a wider audience.

3 Nov 2005 4:17AM
so strong. so terribly strong. an uppercut of a photo
3 Nov 2005 4:36AM
Thanks everyone for the comments and Pete for the HC. K.
csurry 15 9.2k 92
3 Nov 2005 6:13AM
never noticed this on the 31/10, very powerful.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
4 Nov 2005 2:25AM
Hi K,excellent manipulation,love the lighting,shading,tones,detail,textures and dof.Astoundingly composed with a very stong message.Take care.AnnSmile
amps 14 225 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2005 5:09AM
Yes .... OUTSTANDING ..!!!!

wish i could spend more time keeping up with the postings. Alan
7 Nov 2005 10:37AM
Thanks all Smile K.
vaughar 13 242 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2005 6:30AM
Excellent image and amazing lighting to my eye.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
9 Nov 2005 1:49AM
well captured, and very thought provoking
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
10 Nov 2005 8:15AM
Very thought provoking jails aren't for kids but in some women's institutes babies are interred with their mother's until a given age!
11 Nov 2005 2:33AM
Thank you all so much. K.
RoyBoy 13 259 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2005 12:21PM
Its me again K

Having just posted a comment o your "Love Hurts" image I then go back to your portfolio and find this one. Another excellent image with a very strong message. Like it very much.

11 Nov 2005 8:07PM
Outstanding composition.
Thanks for your comment on my picture. Will start over.
14 Nov 2005 12:48AM
Thank you both very much. K.
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
16 Nov 2005 12:07AM
Still keep coming back to this surprised it got an HC not an EC as I think it's one of the most powerful images I've seen here on epz.
Hope all's good in your world K.
16 Nov 2005 2:20AM
Nic thanks, obviously didnt quite hit the spot as far as EC's go, I hoped it might but cant have everything. Alls well here yes, thanks hope you are too. Smile K.
User_Removed 12 279
29 Nov 2005 7:22AM
Yay! Now, let's see more of this kind of work. Fantastic. Really thoughtfull and evocative.
best wishes,
6 Dec 2005 1:36AM
Thank you Simon. K.
MikeCh 13 1
8 Dec 2005 11:42PM
Amazing, love it.

madgirl 11 14
22 Dec 2005 12:33PM
Very strong love it
himel 13 61
8 Jan 2006 3:22AM
very touchy picture...

8 Jan 2006 9:07AM
Thank you Smile
stevem 13 238 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2006 10:23AM
Sort of a Dickensian interpretation of the article? An evocative image nevertheless, superbly done.
6 Feb 2006 12:18AM
Thank you, yes a similar interpretation. K.
andmolliethedog 11 120 11 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2006 10:49PM
My sort of photograph ..has everything..childline poster as an alternative,I know its not the original idea..but its so haunting.
Would have loved to have created this.
9 Feb 2006 1:36AM
Thank you for your comment, its very much appreciated. K.
andmolliethedog 11 120 11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2006 1:12AM
With all the comments already its difficult to say anything that has not been will use one word...magnificent
deviant 13 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 12:25PM
Absolutely superb image to illustrate your point. Brilliant.
7 Jul 2006 12:33PM
Thank you both. k.
55jase 12 188 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2008 4:47PM
Very strong and needs to be.

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