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based in the north west, work as a painter & decorator, play as a photographer Smile

I joined this site jan06 as a complete novice and have had a wonderful time!

love this site, so many fantastic photographers with many different styles, it's brilliant to view others work and appreciate the diversity and quality of the gallery.... inspiring!

also a big thanks to people for feedback and tech advice ..it's invaluable!

''The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes''



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kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2012 8:44PM
thanks Graham..much appreciated! Smile

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26 Jan 2012 8:39PM
Amazing PF. Some outstanding images. Really like your self portrait 'The Secretary'. Very imaginative & creative.
Socks blown off!
Take care.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2011 5:06PM
thanks Nick!
both for taking time to look & comment...you encouraged me to go back & have a look through my older stuff & compare also Smile
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
21 Mar 2011 2:03PM
I've just spent an enjoyable half hour, looking through the PF from the very begining. What I see is whats great about EPZ, a steady progression from someone just starting out to an accomplished artist. Starting with fairly basic snapshots, to the more experimental stuff we all love. The first insights into the developing style was "Keepsakes" back in 2006, from just a quick viewing you seemed to take a leap forward mid 2008 - its just got better and better.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 8:06PM
cheers Jim Smile
29 Jan 2011 5:41PM
Amazingly creative collection of images..... and very inspiring!!!!!!!

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 8:20PM
thank you very much Smile
18 Jan 2011 1:23PM
Beautiful work and such versatility
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2010 6:50PM
it's worth a lot Paul....

thanks for taking the time both to look & comment
much appreciated!
woodrow Plus
10 153 Scotland
7 Dec 2010 1:42PM
for what its worth you have one of the most impressive galleries on epz

i enjoy the range/depth and imagination of your work

lighting is delicate and clearly well thought out

impressive stuff

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 6:22PM
awww thanks Abdul, i was very surprised to say the least lol Smile
ading Plus
13 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 11:25AM
Just got my Digital Camera Dec 2010 magazine...Congrats Jo for your Highly Commended on Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2010! We proud of you! Cheers, Abdul
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 10:58AM
lol 3 days :0)
thanks Richard
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2010 10:06AM
Well I just spent 3days going through your comments to make sure I had not already said anything ,can't believe I have missed doing it,but I have so here goes at last..

I agree with everyones comments and for another 6 pence worth..
I have been so inspired by your work..the variety is amazing as is the technique behind each one..the simple is perfect..so is the complex...when I reach your ability(times catching up a bit now)I know I will have made it.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2010 9:48PM
thanks James Smile
JamesGarfield 8 915 4 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 7:11PM
Like you PF and website very much, great style!
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 1:33PM
cheers Phil
i hope you like some of what you find when you do Smile
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
13 Sep 2010 8:39PM
Just popped in to have a look at your pf - forgotten how good it was, hope to pop back more often,

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 9:27PM
thanks very much Martin Smile
MartPics 11 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 10:54PM
Wonderful portfolio of images.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 4:16PM
thanks Gilbert Smile
22 Mar 2010 9:31AM
Lovely, high quality PF +++++
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 8:17PM
thanks Carole... appreciate your comment
in answer to your question, no, not tried very hard, i don't think i'm up to it.
tried a few on a stock agency site not long ago, but no joy really.
though i won a website in a comp on here so who knows?!
i hope to be able to sort that out at least Smile

CaroleA Plus
11 5 3 England
14 Mar 2010 5:27PM
I haven't been into your PF for a while for all kinds of reasons, but just wanted to put on record (again) my appreciation for your work. Some truly fantastic images in there. Have you made any steps into the commercial world yet? - I think you should.

All the best
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 10:46PM
thanks very much Phil :-0)
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
22 Feb 2010 11:28PM
Don't know how I've missed your pf - some really stunning images here,

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 10:37PM
thanks again Gilbert
...and all for your comments Smile
12 Feb 2010 9:53AM
Beautyful work!
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 11:15PM
thanks Martin
very much appreciated,
& hope your shoot went well!
stix Plus
13 924 87 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 12:52PM
Just went through your portfolio, I'm doing a shoot tomorrow and was looking for inspiration. What a fantastic body ( excuse pun) of work you have built up, i'm very impressed with your ideas and techinque.
A magnificent collection of immages!
16 Jan 2010 2:58PM
A so beautyful PF!
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 10:40AM
thanks very much Steve & Becky Smile
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 12:39PM
WoW, what a folio, you have great imagination and skill, stunning portraits, its all good quality stuff.

26 Dec 2009 8:58PM
A superb portfolio
Robin_TB Plus
8 204 9 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 9:21PM
Fantastic portfolio, I really like your use of light and subdued colours. I read your EPZ article which linked here, it's a fascinating area as long as you're brave enough Smile Not sure I've got the confidence to try it but you seem to regret not doing it sooner.

Thanks for posting such great images, I am definately inspired.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:47PM
thanks Steve
i don't see it as dedication... i just really enjoy working on them & they don't all take ages Smile
sherring Plus
10 46 13 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 9:12AM
Some VERY FINE work indeed. I thought I spent a long time on my images and they are just normal Photos. You must have a lot of dedication to spend the time it must take to produce each image.

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2009 8:59AM
thanks Gilbert Smile
31 Oct 2009 5:04PM
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 6:32PM
thanks very much Mari Smile
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:01AM
Just had a look at your recent work Jo, you really are on a roll Smile Fantastic stuff, wonderfully artistic eye, I always love looking at your work. Looking forward to lots more

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2009 5:47PM
thanks very much Smile
15 Oct 2009 7:10PM
You Have an inspiring portfolio.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 7:51PM
many thanks Gilbert
& all for your great comments! Smile
30 Sep 2009 5:32PM
Great gallery.
24 Sep 2009 3:01PM
Thanks for the visit today Jo. Great PF
Robert51 Plus
9 7 58 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2009 11:57AM
Hi Jo
Looking over your work has just blown me away. Some of the images are stunning and you can see how you work has just got better and better.
Thanks for the allowing us to share in your work.
warb Plus
14 839
8 Sep 2009 7:55PM
Ok, I'm not going to go through commenting on every photo I like, I'd be here all night. So I'll just say here that I love ALL of them Smile
5 Sep 2009 2:18PM
Realy amazing portfolio, your pictures are wonderful. And also thank you for your comment.
4 Sep 2009 6:36PM
clever, nice, different, interesting, addictive, beautiful. Like your work, love monochrome
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 10:25PM
wow thanks Martin, Phil & Andy for your comments! Smile
much appreciated
I think your work is fantastic, I've only joined EPZ in the last couple of days and Ive had a good look around but your 'foliois the only one I've looked at in depth, I find your work so inspiring.

It takes most people years to develop an individual style, I think your work has got the perfect mix of edgy and commercial.

I think its an injustice that you only do photogarphy as a hobby and yet there are many so called pro's who dont have a fraction of your creativity.

Well done.
mitchy81 Plus
8 1 18 England
3 Sep 2009 10:05PM
Hi, I came across your work through a vote from your daughter.
I'm not necessarily one for portraits but your work is a great credit to you. Some very interesting poses throughout. Will be back.
Mayfly Plus
12 485 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 10:01PM
Stunning portfolio - had a quick browse through and will come back when I have more time. Makes for some great viewing you seem to have a strong style that you make work on many different subjects.


kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 10:00PM
ahhh... thanks love Smile
Look who decided to gatecrash
Your work is a constant inspiration to me, never give up on it, you are far more talented than you give yourself credit for.
An incredible portfolio
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 5:28PM
thanks very much John, and everyone Smile
Excellent images, it gives us other novices hope that we too can aspire to greater things when you see images liked yours,
9 1.4k 30 England
17 Jul 2009 7:53PM
This is an excellent portfolio with some really classy images in it. You obviously have a feel for drama as it comes across very strongly in your pictures. Andy
12 Jul 2009 4:47AM
Hello Dear Friend Jo ,
Thanks For Your Comment !

I Really Love Your Full Artistic , With Exellent Effects Shots !
Unlimited Vote 4 U !

R3zA !
Glad you like the carnations, you were my inspiration Smile
Well, all your work is!

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2009 10:53AM
thanks very much Matt, much appreciated!! :-0)
20 Jun 2009 12:41AM
Hey, I know I don't often comment on individual images of your much anymore, but I always watch your work, just spent the last hour going through your portfolio and it is truely inspirational. When I see a vote from you on my images it is a big boost to the confidence.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2009 10:33PM
thanks Dyfs and everyone! Smile
10 Jun 2009 10:21PM
realy amazing collection of images, all unique in style and full of imotion and imagination.
hope to more work Jo, you inspire more

dyfs Smile
30 May 2009 7:28AM
Very top gallery-Bravo.
24 May 2009 10:28PM
thank You
15 May 2009 3:32PM
Well I have just spent spent some quality time going through your P/F, phones and television off. Your work is inspirational and the progression over three years is simply staggering and something to be envious of. Your creativity and imagination has me spell bound and I look forward to viewing your images time and time again in the future.

Thank you for help today

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 11:46PM
many thanks Smile
sjteague 9 147 1 Wales
5 May 2009 9:51PM
So many quality shots here...Cheers
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2009 8:38AM
thanks very much Andy, much appreciated Smile
Headless Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2009 11:08PM
What an impressive pf, really is superb.

Quote:Superlatives have long since been insufficient to describe your work... (from a fan)

Nicholas has summed it up far better than I can.

Thanks so much.
hmmm another stunning portfolio pic there kitsch
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 9:35AM
thanks Justin :-0)
and everyone!
Wonderful portfolio. V inspirational!
riprap007 Plus
13 1.6k 37 England
28 Mar 2009 12:46PM
superlatives have long since been insufficient to describe your work... (from a fan)
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 5:27PM
cheers Marla :-0)
marla26 9 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 6:51AM
Excellent work,give me a shout if you ever need a model:-]
Oh and thank you for your comment on my self:-]
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 7:43PM
thanks very much Ian Smile
rossi Plus
14 142 11 England
4 Mar 2009 4:51PM
Some of the most imaginative and inventive photographic portraits I have ever seen, a simply superb portfolio.

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 5:33PM
lol thanks Alan...and for all your comments! Smile
26 Jan 2009 12:26PM
i like your profile pic too.. got no jargon but nice pics lol..
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 10:39PM
thanks John, very much appreciated Smile
JohnLynch Plus
10 78 6 Ireland
1 Dec 2008 12:18PM
What a PF!!! There is such drama, emotion and insiteful creativity throughout your work. This is the first PF that I have commented on. It is breath-taking the growth of your skill since 2006.

Thank you for your comments - you have cast light a little further down my path.

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 9:28PM
:-0) thanks... i think lol
25 Nov 2008 9:41PM
i cant coment up against those images... left me wandering how you do it.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 11:00AM
thanks Dave :-0)
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 1:00PM
One of the most creative PF 's .. Super work

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 9:33PM
oh wow, two great comments there! thanks very much indeed Smile
19 Nov 2008 11:39AM
Probably my favourite portfolio on EPZ. Wonderful images. A great eye for detail, superb style, and immaculate processing.

You already know that I have been a follower and supporter of your work during the time that you have been a active EPZer.

This morning I looked at your recent uploads and involuntarily said out loud, "Jo is a genius!".

Looking back at your very early uploads and comparing them to your more recent work is like realising that you have had some kind of photographic revelation.

I wonder what you are going to produce next?
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2008 10:50AM
thanks so much Smile
Love your pf really beautiful subtle tones gorgeous backdrops and creative thanks for making my day!
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2008 8:01PM
thanks very much Beckas Smile
beckas Plus
14 5 1 United States
1 Nov 2008 1:17PM
I just had a look at your PF and I am truly inspired. I will have to keep coming back to it because now I want to see more. Your work is stunning, what I would call art.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 10:15PM
thanks Carol.. you are very kind, it's only practice & passion y'know, just have a look back at the first pages of my PF to see the changes lol
30 Oct 2008 10:25PM
Super portfolio, really great. (makes me feel like my efforts are those of a child...) But amazing imagination coupled with thoroughly professional technique = unbeatable images. Thought-provoking, amusing and beautiful
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 10:07AM
lol.. thanks Phil Smile
22 Oct 2008 9:22PM
This is the first I've seen - Fantastic. Cindy Sherman meets Banksy.
Fantastic portfolio, beautiful work. Tony
really enjoyed looking at your work, a fantastic pf
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
16 Sep 2008 12:32PM
Fabulous portraits. Something I've never mastered, and appreciate the skill required. Love Girl on a Chair.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 9:33AM
thanks fraser and everyone for comments, much appreciated Smile
fraser Plus
14 631 14 Scotland
9 Sep 2008 6:44PM
Stunning work - truly original. I wish I had half your talent.
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:13AM
Wonderful PF Jo. Love your techniques.

ketch Plus
10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
12 Aug 2008 10:49PM
Wow your pf is enchanting and beautiful - It has been a pleasure dropping by and I look forward to seeing more.


kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2008 7:40PM
thanks Tommy
errr... i've changed it now though lol
TommyStr Plus
12 9 3 Norway
27 Jul 2008 4:16PM
Really like the new banner Jo
23 Jun 2008 10:09PM
Just had alook at your portfolio and you imagination is totally amazing keep pushing your boundries
Love your new portfolio transformation there Jo
Juliee Plus
11 382 4 England
2 Jun 2008 11:18PM
Fantastic PF. Really original & imaginative.

ashley Plus
14 167 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 11:20PM
nice portfolio, excellent images throughout

well done

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 10:20PM
Great portfolio, excellent images throughout and with a sense of humour. Superb work.
Regards, Alan.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 9:58PM
thank you very much Smile
TAb Plus
10 17 United States
16 Apr 2008 5:53PM
In my eyes you are truly an artist.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
16 Apr 2008 7:42AM
lol at your PF pic ..... classic.
Must say the same thing as to what Jonny said, perfect portfolio.
So many great things i could say about your amazing PF , you set the mood in the model and the back ground and your processing skills are spot on. Anyway not enough time to put the rest so i'll sum up with one word "STUNNING"
ToothPilot Plus
10 50 4 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2008 10:39PM
Jo, your work is so powerful. Amazing sensuality in your portraits. Very skilled. Well done so far.
17 Mar 2008 12:05PM
no words for how great ur pf is. part makes me want to give up and banish my camera to the bottom of a cupboard, part inspires me to one day achieve this kind level of brilliance....
truly fantastic!!
what a great PF and brilliant imagination, a joy to view

Iain (",)
26 Feb 2008 10:18PM
This woman has the most creative and imaginative photographic ability iv'e ever seen. You are a true insperation X

21 Feb 2008 8:28AM
Stunning Pf Iwill return to look in more depth Love the B&W
sawdust Plus
11 72
18 Feb 2008 5:54PM
What a fantastic protfolio and such a great combination of body art and still life fantastic one of the best I have seen on here
luxaeternam 10 21 1
10 Feb 2008 2:49AM
Stylish and varied. Will try and find an hour or two to see it all.
6 Feb 2008 10:19PM
this is a excellent P.F you got a great skill with people shots keep them comming

Si Smile
sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 8:38PM
Hi Jo, A wonderful PF here. Your work is excellent, but where it stands out the most is in its creativity - the umbilical sequence is simply fantastic!


costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
3 Feb 2008 6:44PM
Excellent portfolio, quality work, well done
Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
20 Dec 2007 12:10AM
A PF full of top draw stuff. Love people pictures and think your work is great.

29 Nov 2007 6:46PM
You have a really interesting and unusual porfolio. Keep up the good work.
Firebaby Plus
14 1.2k Faroe Islands
18 Nov 2007 12:38PM
Very original, very imaginative, and very well executed. Jo, your imagination and ability are inspirational - I admire your art, your approach to it, and the person you let me see!
11 12 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 8:10PM
Beautiful and intelligent imagery Jo. Some of your pics portray a message, especially the ones of the heart in conflict. I am a fan.

woodsman 10 1 England
17 Oct 2007 1:27PM
Wow an amaizing gallery, You have so many stunning pictures here, and all on a 350D, which is great, I have a long way to go before I need to up-grade my Camers.lol
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 8:53PM
Hi Jo, you have a wonderfully artistic and creative streak and it shines through in your photography, I always look forward to seeing your work

bigufe Plus
13 173
8 Oct 2007 12:21AM
Terrific portfolio - I'd love to see your work printed and exhibited (but I'm in Australia :+))
2 Oct 2007 6:30PM
Hi Jo

There is some great work in your portfolio.

Well Done

22 Sep 2007 4:44PM
There are some stunning but most importantly creative work in your pf. I really did enoy looking at it

16 Sep 2007 10:55PM
love your work.

RobD Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 9:32PM
Fascinating pf - I really enjoyed looking back through it. Great work
Wonderful work, Jo. You have some great portraits there! Do you sell much work? I'm guessing you do, from seeing your pf on here. Smile
10 Sep 2007 9:04PM
Stunning portfolio

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 7:20PM
thanks very much all

and Nicholas i noticed you'd been right to the beginings...oooh errr! thanks very much for your comments and support Smile
riprap007 Plus
13 1.6k 37 England
28 Aug 2007 7:07PM
been a real pleasure sitting and looking through your PF history, some amazing changes in technique and technical control, yet even the early images suggested that you have an excellent eye and sense of direction in your image making
awsome pf
6 Aug 2007 8:36PM
Stunning creativity and wonderfull work here Jo.
But i cant believe you have no website.
Keep up the good work.