Jide Alakija

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Theme of the Week: Shooting from inside the car

Shot 7:Reward

Firstly, again, thank you for all your wonderful comments throughout the series, they were really encouraging. As you know I it's a real challenge to keep going at this and keep everyone happy, I personally can't believe that I was able to dig up all this stuff and present it like this, most of these were never ever to be seen.

I'd be very interested to know how I've done, how do you rate the images? and yes you can give technical comments.

I haven't much to say about this image other than yes it's out of focus and all that but somehow I do like it the way it is for no real reason. I just like it. It's only in Nigeria you can see a young chap count so much money in a public space as this, on the express way. I mean how bold.

Dislaimer: I wasn't driving when this was taken.

Next week I'll be showcasing some of my best shots from some work I did for the
London Olympians the National Champions 2005. I hope you enjoy it.

comments (12)

  • Suby
  • 26 Feb 2006, 00:31
Can I have the money?

Look forward to your best shots from the London Olympians.

Might be technically imperfect, but I like the shot too. I think the subject transcends the technical detail. Like in a war zone, you don't complain that the shots are a bit out of focus. And definately not a gangsta looking guy counting his dosh (just done a hit job?).

Sorry, this is a typical paranoid foreigners sterotypical view. Hope I didn't offend any gangstas here wink
Jide Alakija: Paranoid, Mr Maven???? I think not!
Heh heh. Quite an imagination there The Maven. Technically this shot might be off but I like the way the elements all seem to go together. The hat he's wearing that obscures his face encourages one to wonder what the stack of bills are for. The urban street type background adds to that mystery.

Anyway, since the subject is already OOF, why not blur our the bit of railing behind him that is in focus? It would be less distracting that way.
  • David
  • 26 Feb 2006, 03:11
Haha. I like this shot. I wish the money / his hands were in focus and everything else. But it seems you caught the railing in focus. Anyway I still like it. And yes, it's only in Nigeria you'd see someone count money like this in public. Unless he's well known around for things other than sharing candy. smile
Well done, Jide. Good series so far. I like the tone of this one. Sepia-like.
Looking forward to seeing your photos from London Olympians.
  • Remi
  • 26 Feb 2006, 13:58
The question is which expressway is this, surely not the famous third mainland bridge (IBB).

Great gangster shot!
  • Lajumoke
  • 27 Feb 2006, 13:24
I'm feeling this picture like no other. Really cant explain why. Its definitely not the 3rd mainland bridge. It looks like the bridge just off the Nigerian Army cantoment on Vicoria-Island on ur way to the Yoruba tennis club.
Jide Alakija: Actually it's the highway just between Marina and the Lagoon.
Lovely mood to this and the slight softness of the image adds to the atmosphere I feel.
  • s 'dot' moni
  • 1 Mar 2006, 10:21
good shot of a real hustler! make sure the paper is complete
Interesting image. It takes some guts to shoot an image like this.
  • Abimbola Kazeem
  • 8 Mar 2006, 11:29
what brigde was that????Eko brigde????
Jide Alakija: I don't know the name of the bridge but it's the one in Marina, just between the Marina and the Lagoon.
Nice moment These images from a car give a special effect I love

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