Jide Alakija

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Nubian Peace

People firstly let me take this opportunity to apologise for my absence over the past few days. It's been hectic not to say the least but at last I found a solution to my problem. To briefly describe it, I had a database crash as my webserver had reached it's data limit and henceforth a database corruption. As a result all the wonderful comments that you've left me have all disappeared. You can image how gutted I am now. But we start again. Today I decided that since I had been away for such a longtime I would at least make an effort with this one. This is another shot similar to the one of the Seraph's Eyes a few weeks ago. I'm not going to say much about this one, I'm merely interested in your comments as usual. Please people try not to leave technical comments, I really just want to hear what this says to you. Also I'm trying out this new format of displaying my images with a border, do you think it works? I'll be very interested in what you think.# Thanks.....It's good to be back.

comments (19)

  • Tosin
  • 30 Jan 2006, 08:28
hey what a fine pic!!!
  • Bidemi
  • 30 Jan 2006, 10:21
Sorry about the crash. I'm a writer not a techie but I've been following your daily photo blogs with interest. I'm trying to flog your skills (and Remi's) to my company. I hope they take up the offer. I just have one question; now that you've all discovered the use of light and shadows, does that mean y'all have to do them to death? Alakija, asikofoto...you're all doing it. It's great but I would like something different once in a while.
What does nubian peace say to me? I see Nefertiti and the tombs of Egypt. Anyone else see that?
  • Ade
  • 30 Jan 2006, 10:46
I don't like you, U fat head photographer. Very Very Very good, my typa thing. Welcome back. I'm not sure I understand Bidemi's comment, does anyone else? If U do please explain?
  • mr skee
  • 30 Jan 2006, 11:25
More variety mate!;-) that's what Bidemi means..... I have to agree!
Bidemi: Thanks it's very good to be back.

Also thanks for the extra bit of PR, however it would be nice to contact us directly about such services in future.

Concerning your impressions of our work or mine specifically, well I'm not sure I really understand what you mean but I think it would be good to show me an idea (maybe a link would suffice) what you mean. Remember we all have our own unique styles with our images and maybe it's the light and shadows you are talking of. As I said I am very interested to see what you mean. Thanks for your comments.
  • Gboyega Dada
  • 30 Jan 2006, 11:40
i see u really are bent on squeezing every bit of 'emotion' out of me grin! Well u've succeeded and i must say this is one of those pictures i can't stop looking at!!!!
  • Sope jimo
  • 30 Jan 2006, 11:50
I actually preferred the white background you used before. The black background seems quite heavy to me, maybe its just me......Also, the light grey background doesn't seem to work with the black infill. I think because the background is also black, it makes the frame appear to be floating...sorry, sounding technical already..

The shot appears to depict peace, but in death. Its not a dark shot, but its something to do with the angle the shot was taken from. Great shot though.
  • Duane Bong
  • 30 Jan 2006, 12:23
Welcome back! I'm not sure about the border. It would mean that anyone who buys a print of the pic has to have the added border. Maybe that's good or bad? I don't really know.
  • Ayo
  • 30 Jan 2006, 12:58
I agree with duane, leave the borders out; it limits the presentational options of the image (with regards to prints, mounts, canvases etc)
  • Bidemi
  • 30 Jan 2006, 13:32
It's the way she's lying down that makes me think of the Nefertiti and Pharoah's tomb. Doesn't anyone else see that?!

About the use of light and shadows. I'll get back to you on that when I get hold of some of your old stuff.

About the PR. Well, I've advertised your blogs to my colleagues (which they love) and I thought your pics would be great for some of our publications. Just an idea. As yet, we're still in discussion mode. Nothing might come of it but what the heck, you guys are doing great work. One question though, when do you sleep?
Okay Bidemi, I'll have something totally different tomorrow. I was hoping you would be able to show me something different. Thanks again for the comment. I like it when people say exactly what they think of my work, it opens my mind to a new perspective on things. I hope you get what I mean.
  • Dimples
  • 30 Jan 2006, 14:30
Lovely...the pastor has done it again.
Well done JIDE....the sky is most definately your limit.
  • Bidemi
  • 30 Jan 2006, 14:49
No worried. I'll wait to see tomorrow's masterpiece ;-)
  • Funmi
  • 30 Jan 2006, 15:58
welcome back...my daily photobloggin hasnt been d same. a really good photo we have here today; definately a keeper. not a pro, but i see duane's point...
  • kemi
  • 30 Jan 2006, 19:47
I agree with bidemi, nubian peace has a regal essense to it. I imagine looking down on sheba (or any black queen of your choice) resting, unaware that she is being watched. In her sleep, she continues to effortlessly exude confidence, radiance and beauty. Soon, she will arise to wine and dine in the audience of kings and queens, where she will once again captivate them with her presence. Maybe its what real inner beauty is about - its shines whether or not its in the spotlight.
  • Femi Shabs
  • 3 Feb 2006, 03:16
Commenting on this is easy - gorgeous!
  • Temi
  • 8 Feb 2006, 13:05
You are right, this picture is very similar to Seraph's Eyes but it has it’s own merits. This image is very alluring. Almost asking the viewer to simply close their eyes and relax. It tells you how easy it is to fall. Well at least that’s what it does to me. Lol.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2006, 16:28
Hey Jide, just been having a quick look at some images that I've missed in the past. This is simply beatiful. Mal
  • David Lawrence
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Sep 2006, 15:02
Very classy, very beautiful picture.

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