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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 Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
5 Jul 2008 10:11AM
Love it.
Would look great on canvas (or canvas textured)

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Fnatastic artwork.
LesF Plus
10 182 9
5 Jul 2008 10:13AM
Superb and your text sums it up nicely

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

SteveCharles Plus
14 2.3k 18 England
5 Jul 2008 11:00AM
Awesome work.
5 Jul 2008 11:09AM
Superb work here.
Absolutely fantastic texture and image.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
5 Jul 2008 11:51AM
On a downward slope, not your images Jo ! Ron.
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 12:00PM
lol Ron....

thanks all for your interest, comments/votes etc :-0)
DaveGu Plus
10 1 1 England
5 Jul 2008 12:22PM
Love it Jo, the different layers work great.

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 Plus
10 1.4k 124 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
10 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
10 27 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 Plus
9 1 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:12PM
Very impressive
imander Plus
9 388 7 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 2:12PM
wonderful,a class piece of art, well done
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
10 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 Plus
11 853 13 Canada
5 Jul 2008 3:36PM
Superb Jo.
5 Jul 2008 4:19PM
Brilliant work!
TommyStr Plus
11 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 Plus
10 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 13 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 7:25PM
so powerful & so direct in its meaning.

Possum Plus
10 148 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 Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 8:08PM
thanks so much everyone!

(lol daveu, sorry no mods but i believe you :-0)
backbeat Plus
11 134 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

5 Jul 2008 9:49PM
Love it ^_^
User_Removed 11 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 Plus
10 274 6 England
6 Jul 2008 9:58AM
Superb image and work Jo.

shortski Plus
10 3 1 England
6 Jul 2008 10:26PM
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:28PM
Smile cheers all

and thanks Jojo... much appreciate your award! :-0)))
exposure Plus
12 4.0k England
6 Jul 2008 10:43PM
Just Brilliant Jo a grat image and brilliant effect.
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:56PM
oooh! & thanks very much Pete! Smile
shortski Plus
10 3 1 England
6 Jul 2008 11:39PM
EC Greatly deserved Jo well done...jojo
7 Jul 2008 8:10AM
Nic_WA Plus
12 179 2 Australia
7 Jul 2008 11:06AM
A work of art Jo, and so deserving of all the recognition Smile Contgratulations!
amazing work, love the texture

backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2008 8:05PM
congrats on the EC jo!

Congratz with the EC,... great work here!...

TommyStr Plus
11 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 Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 9:38PM
thanks Smile
pennyspike Plus
13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 12:05AM
Congrats on the EC it's an inspired image.
ESP Plus
10 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 Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 4:51PM
thanks very much penny
& sara, for your kind words & award! Smile
Milla Plus
8 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 6:53PM
Smashingly powerful and disturbing. And so yours. Smile Fully deserves the awards, congrats!
Tonyto 8 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 9:11PM
Brilliant! Like your style of photography and ideas!
C_Daniels Plus
12 399 10 England
29 Jul 2008 1:38PM
Superb Jo - like a modern twist on a classical masterpiece...
sputnki Plus
12 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.
Hi Jo.
This is an unbelievable image. How I would love to do work like this. Andre

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