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By kitsch  
the daily news... more & more depressing isn't it....on the home front particularly
no point saying more is there

thanks for looking,
(im playing catch up on here, as not had pc for a week)


Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Fine art nude Nude and glamour

Voters: sherlob, ericfaragh, kaybee and 143 more

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kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
5 Jul 2008 10:11AM
Love it.
Would look great on canvas (or canvas textured)

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BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 10:12AM
Fnatastic artwork.
LesF 11 182 9
5 Jul 2008 10:13AM
Superb and your text sums it up nicely

5 Jul 2008 10:14AM
5 Jul 2008 10:20AM
Totally excellent jo straight to my favourites.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
5 Jul 2008 10:43AM
Excellent creation with a strong message
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 10:46AM
digipix76 11 577 England
5 Jul 2008 10:55AM
Simply stunning!

SteveCharles 15 2.3k 18 England
5 Jul 2008 11:00AM
Awesome work.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
5 Jul 2008 11:09AM
Superb work here.
5 Jul 2008 11:22AM
Absolutely fantastic texture and image.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
5 Jul 2008 11:51AM
On a downward slope, not your images Jo ! Ron.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 12:00PM
lol Ron....

thanks all for your interest, comments/votes etc :-0)
DaveGu 11 1 1 England
5 Jul 2008 12:22PM
Love it Jo, the different layers work great.

pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
5 Jul 2008 12:33PM
its funny, but you have a very distictive style now and I can spot your work in a group on the gallery, well done
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
5 Jul 2008 12:36PM
I especially like your grungy distressed treatment on this one Jo. Just thinking that a really heavy vignette may suit .... forcing attention down on yourself like you're trapped in the image surrounded by doom and gloom.

Not sure whether I've gone too dark or light on my mod as I'm doing this on my laptop in a brightly lit dining room over a bowl of pasta and a mug of tea. Yummy Wink

Edit: Bummer. just noticed you've not got mods switched on. Believe me though a heavy vignette looks good.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 1:08PM
A tremendously powerful image. It's like one of the extra characters from a huge 'Old Master' has escaped into the real world bringing all the biblical drama with her.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Jul 2008 1:32PM
Very expressive of the way many of us feel at the state of the news. Artistically well spoken.
peg 11 1 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:12PM
Very impressive
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:12PM
wonderful,a class piece of art, well done
Strobekid 11 369 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:26PM
Very hard hitting. Don't want to use words like wonderful and beautiful, as the theme is ever so real and depressing. However, this is one fantastic pieace of work you've done here. Well done.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:59PM
A very well constructed image and a great angle on the figure. This has qualities of an Andrew Wyeth drawing. The stark realism of the figure and the spattering are comparative IMO. Excellent work.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
5 Jul 2008 3:36PM
Superb Jo.
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
5 Jul 2008 4:19PM
Brilliant work!
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
5 Jul 2008 4:30PM
Absolute quality. Shortlisted...i should be used to this quality by now but every week your work still makes me think wow
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 6:02PM
thats a great image Jo , it has a message as well. Ironically the fg fingers are a bit to clean !

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 7:25PM
so powerful & so direct in its meaning.

Possum 11 148 England
5 Jul 2008 7:52PM
'Bombarded' springs to mind. What a powerful piece of work, Jo - full of anger, fear, frustration. Just excellent.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 8:08PM
thanks so much everyone!

(lol daveu, sorry no mods but i believe you :-0)
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 8:57PM
They haven't invaded Rochdale have they jo??

this is really effective, and the grungy overlay works to convey the message...superb

BrokenAir 9 20 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 9:49PM
Love it ^_^
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
5 Jul 2008 10:58PM
submit this to a 'Goya today' project. It reminds me of his famous Colossus, which latest findings say isn't his but is still a splendid painting.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2008 9:58AM
Superb image and work Jo.

shortski 12 3 1 England
6 Jul 2008 10:26PM
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:28PM
Smile cheers all

and thanks Jojo... much appreciate your award! :-0)))
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
6 Jul 2008 10:43PM
Just Brilliant Jo a grat image and brilliant effect.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:56PM
oooh! & thanks very much Pete! Smile
shortski 12 3 1 England
6 Jul 2008 11:39PM
EC Greatly deserved Jo well done...jojo
paulsimmons 10 10 2 England
7 Jul 2008 8:10AM
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
7 Jul 2008 11:06AM
A work of art Jo, and so deserving of all the recognition Smile Contgratulations!
7 Jul 2008 6:02PM
amazing work, love the texture

backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2008 8:05PM
congrats on the EC jo!

8 Jul 2008 12:31AM
Congratz with the EC,... great work here!...

TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
9 Jul 2008 9:00AM
Congrats Jo! missed the award... So glad this one got an EC, one of my all time favs of yours Grin
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 9:38PM
thanks Smile
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 12:05AM
Congrats on the EC it's an inspired image.
ESP 11 26 England
10 Jul 2008 12:04PM
Not been around for a while , due to internet failure etc. but had to comment and commend you on this amazing series , hard to pick a favorite Jo amongst these truly inspsiring works of art , but this just may have my vote Smile

Wonderfully creative , brilliantly executed and perfectly presented Smile

Long may you reign Wink

Sara x
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 4:51PM
thanks very much penny
& sara, for your kind words & award! Smile
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 6:53PM
Smashingly powerful and disturbing. And so yours. Smile Fully deserves the awards, congrats!
Tonyto 9 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 9:11PM
Brilliant! Like your style of photography and ideas!
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
29 Jul 2008 1:38PM
Superb Jo - like a modern twist on a classical masterpiece...
sputnki 14 10 Canada
18 Aug 2008 12:30AM
Damn fine piece of work Jo. What else can I say. Hard to keep up with all your EC's! First thing I thought of was Raphael with a migraine.

3 Nov 2008 11:37AM
Incredible image. Unique and inspirational.
7 Nov 2008 11:36AM
Hi Jo.
This is an unbelievable image. How I would love to do work like this. Andre

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