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keepsakes b&w

By kitsch  
ok am back down to earth after yesterdays upload lol

this is not the version i was going to put up next, instead, after POOCH and Keiths' comments, i decided to go back to my original train of thought and pigeon-hole myself into one box.
seem to have sacrificed clarity for contrast and a darker atmosphere but this was really the intended image so....

(Dianne asked if the objects are representative of anything and the answer is no, not individually, rather wholly, as an expression of a feeling)

thanks for looking

Tags: Nude Manipulated Bw Black and white Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Boxes Memorabilia

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BenF 12 14 United States
1 Aug 2006 3:40PM
I like this one a little better than yesterday's shot. Very well manipulated once again, and very powerful.

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Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:42PM
I actually liked yesterdays a little more,but its very close.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:43PM
sorry done it again,should seperate work from browsing!.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
1 Aug 2006 3:45PM
Jo, I love this. VERY creative and very well done. It reminds me of the art of Joseph Cornell. -=Walter
1 Aug 2006 3:52PM
Like it a lot... very conceptual and allows the viewer time to think. Keep it up.
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:55PM
Your best design of image yet I think. Really outstanding.
The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:56PM
Another great image in the series, as you say it's not as delicate as the previous but a lot more darker and more grainy.
Still works in it's own right though.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
1 Aug 2006 4:03PM
I like the wholeness of this, but the tone of the previous one.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 4:05PM
This looks older in style like its 1930's-40's or some sort of directors cut outake in a film of the time banned for its nudity content? thats what it does for me anyhow and I really like it and I'm glad you did both versions.

User_Removed 14 524 England
1 Aug 2006 4:15PM
With Pete and following comments on yesterdays - this composition with yesterday's tones - winner ;o)
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 4:15PM
blimey, i know what you're saying pete n chuff but not sure if i could be ar**d doing another of these anyway! lol :-0
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
1 Aug 2006 4:16PM
I prefer this to yesterdays, personal preference only as they are both very fine pieces of work.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
1 Aug 2006 4:26PM
Congrats on your HC roll! Smile Agree with Pete that the tone made yesterdays but the other changes looks great here! Original and well thought out work, a pleasure to view it.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 4:42PM
My vote has to go to yesterdays. By comparison this feels claustrophobic and uncomfortable, whereas yesterdays felt peaceful and relaxed with a light surreal touch, despite your being sectioned.
Having said all that, if this was the first one I'd seen I wouldnt be being half so picky.
Great to see you with another HC, though I think yesterdays should have been an EC.

vismaya 12 Ireland
1 Aug 2006 5:08PM
Superb piece of art!
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 5:09PM
Whats Eric Clapton got to do with it? Lucky you left some spaces for all your awards jo or should I call you your Jo-ness. as I grovel in your comment

sputnki 14 10 Canada
1 Aug 2006 5:18PM
Another beaut. I do love the tone from yesterday's, but this one seems to make more geometric sense (is that a sense?).


PS: Congrat's on another HC. So yesterday's tone with today's image = EC?
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 5:27PM
Works well with the figure contained within the self but agree with Pete, prefer the tone of the other.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 5:44PM
aye thank you very much Wink

(glad this seems uncomfortable etc to you eric... that was the idea!)

ha ha doug...on the ps, i don't think it works that way! Wink
shortski 12 3 1 England
1 Aug 2006 6:21PM
another stunner, i think i prefer the tone of yesterdays, but like the comp of todays, ie you in one box, great idea and great image..........jojo
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 6:29PM
I'm playing safe. I like them both. each has a emotional feel one with a warmth and the other with the restrictions of life. Both different in but both amazing shot. Jo, Thanks for answering my question.
looking forward to the next ?
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 6:31PM
hang on....two HC's in a row??? thats just showing off!!!

Congrats jo...both are totally worth it, and i agree with eric about yesterdays deserving an EC...but this is an excellent version also

i love the darker feel, and the fact that we can see your face makes you appear more vunerable somehow..

fantastic work jo..really

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Aug 2006 6:56PM
Excellent image. Well thought out and very well produced. It suits mono very well.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
1 Aug 2006 7:27PM
Wow, such an original idea, and so well executed!

ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 7:50PM
Lots of congrats for two HCs in a row. Two quite different similar images (eh?!). I like 'em both for their respective qualities.
Only picky criticism on this one is that the smooth border could maybe do with some noise in it; it jars a bit with the texture of the horizontal and vertical dividers in the case. (A bit of a nerve from someone with barely an RC to his name.)
1 Aug 2006 7:54PM
well, they are both very strong. variations on the same theme but yet distinctively different. Congrats on the 2 HC's. I do believe they are well deserved. A bit distressing, yet very tender and feminine work
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 8:30PM
more thanks all
and chris,not a nerve at all! it's a good point and it'll make me think more for next time am doing one like this, cheers

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
1 Aug 2006 8:42PM
another masterpiece!

congrads on the HC!

keep them coming

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 8:45PM
Powerful image, well carried through.
User_Removed 14 3.3k Russian Federation
1 Aug 2006 9:11PM
Bah... What do I know... Just wish I could keep my head as well organised! ;o)

Stunning image, and it pulls you in a little more, the more time that you give to it. Job's a good un.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Aug 2006 9:38PM
Now it works.
scragend 14 3 Scotland
1 Aug 2006 10:03PM
Liked it when I saw the thumbnail and it just gets better the larger it gets! I think I prefer the fact that the figure is within the box (compared to yesterday's) as it preserves the illusion better IMHO.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 10:10PM
thanks very much
yeah i think so keith
err i sem to have omitted to say thanks for the HC to Peter! must've edited it out before lol

lynsfiona 14 5
2 Aug 2006 9:41AM
STUNNING! Well done, what a fantastic result! Lyns x
rnixon 14 180
2 Aug 2006 2:01PM
Excellent image. Great idea and well executed. You have some thought provoking and lovely images in your PF.

2 Aug 2006 7:43PM
Very creative and well executed.
billbris 13 3
2 Aug 2006 10:02PM
Graphically stronger than yesterday's, but I do miss those warm tones. Great work!

cat_mc 12 17 Australia
3 Aug 2006 2:30AM
i dont know which i like better i keep goin back and fourth, i think yesterdays was somehow more feminie then todays
but i cant pick a fav
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 9:14PM
art in its purest form. graphic isolation , magnificent kitsch
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 3:05PM
thanks so much Smile
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
5 Aug 2006 9:17PM
Good work Jo and congrats on the awards.

You're on a roll now.
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 10:25PM
This is a wonderful shot. Great image.
9 Aug 2006 10:39AM
ow wow, this is very unique, i never saw anything like it
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 8:18PM
Damn that's good - deserves an EC really.
woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 6:49PM
One of the best manipulation shots ive seen.
Love it!
I havn't viewed your other one yet but this one must be the best (musn't it?)

intoit 12 Canada
14 Aug 2006 11:31PM
fascinating and fantastic work!! so very creative and what a concept - very cool!! LOVE THIS!!!
mikesavage 16 299 2 England
14 Aug 2006 11:45PM
Novel idea, well executed. Click!
jjwithamlao 11 5 1 England
19 Aug 2006 6:03PM
Brilliantly clever
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
21 Aug 2006 8:18AM
Wonderfully evocative image!

Like the idea and treatments here - great use of imagination :O)
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
21 Aug 2006 8:59AM
Amazing creation. Well done
eddieali1961 14 97 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 2:06PM
This is so neat.
zed 14 551 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 8:47PM
Love it, well thought out... Smile

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
8 Sep 2006 12:25PM
This one is incredible! Well done, and well expressed.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2006 12:27PM
thanks to all above Smile
CecilyC 12
28 Sep 2006 7:09AM
brilliant image, well done!

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 Oct 2006 1:40PM
Lifes little boxes, perhaps. Makes you think, great expression, well manipulated good mono. Ron.
28 Oct 2006 1:25AM
a photo that brings me to a
SarahK 11 2
9 Dec 2006 10:51AM
Can't imagine how you managed this. But its a fantastic photograph. The composition is beautiful. Wow. Ill rememeber you.

TamJ 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2006 10:37PM
Another fantastic picture, a real work of art - a great idea and excellently executed, just great Smile
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2007 7:30AM
WOW another great image. Love your imagination and interpretation.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2007 7:32AM
thanks very much all Smile
tupko 13
22 Jan 2007 8:21AM
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
5 Jun 2007 10:23PM
Cracking image Jo. a thinking person image, well it made me think, I like it.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Jun 2007 11:04PM
Stunning tones and beautifully composed.
8 Aug 2007 6:35PM
Very powerful and well portrayed. Love it!
pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
22 Aug 2007 7:54PM
You have made a great shot here, love it, you are very brave taking pics of your self. 1 I would not have the bottle, and 2 I would never get a vote.
Keep them coming.
28 Jul 2009 8:51PM
Stunning, brilliant, wonderful image, Rod
25 Aug 2010 9:46PM
wow this is brilliant
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 1:52PM
Brilliant idea, love the potentials for symbolism here.

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