Jide Alakija

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Naija's next top model

Theme of the Week: Portraits of emotion

Shot 7: Naija's next top model

Jide was too tied up on the phone to write this so I decided to do the caption today. Bear with me.
The firs tthing that comes to  mind is "the timid lion". In this day and age you still find that a lot of guys are quite self concious in front of the camera.

But I hope that you would agree with the fact that the "slyness" of this character is expressed by the slant in my friend eye. Ladies whatch out.

 I dont know what else to say I am rubbish at writing!!


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comments (21)

He,he... great expression!
You need talent or a good model to capture something like that!
Excellent !
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sidney.
Great capture; the shot doesn't seem forced or posed. The red sweater adds a lot of richness to the photo.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Brent.
  • Micki
  • 12 Mar 2006, 11:15
Awesome colors. I think timid lion was perfect! Great photo.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
  • Iyanda
  • 12 Mar 2006, 13:21
i'm cheeky , confident and suave- TRY ME
Jide Alakija: Well send me an email and we could arrange a session. Thanks
i like his skin tone go well wt bright red sweater...nice compositionsmile really well capturesmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
Lovely tones there, the expression is great.
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • Tiptoe
  • 13 Mar 2006, 07:43
is he picking his nose... or wot?
Jide Alakija: Funny! Nah...you can see his nose is below his finger. Thanks
Excellent portrait, wouldn't be out of place in the pages of a Glossy fashion mag. Nice work - [Chuks]
ps: your comments form still does not accept my email address, could the hyphen have anything to do with this?
Jide Alakija: Hmmm...I've lodged this is an issue to the developers. Thanks.
  • tolu
  • 13 Mar 2006, 12:07
well since i'm on a roll today i'll put my 2cents in again. At my first glance of dis pic i have to say i wasn't really feelin the essence of d pic. But on the second viewing i've come to realise appreciating art for wat it is and not wat u want it to be makes me c the bigger picture. I love the colour contrast (skin and sweater).There's sumthin mysterious about the pose like he knows sumthin/ a secret dat we havent been been let in on and he's smug bout it. Also luv the way half of his face is hidden but the eyes draw u in (or maybe i'm lookin at the pic too much). Lesson over. Fantastic work jide.
Jide Alakija: WOAH! That blew me. Thanks for such deep comments. Much appreciated.
  • emma
  • 13 Mar 2006, 13:44
love the expression and the off centre composition.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Emma.
  • John
  • 13 Mar 2006, 15:02
Nice modern portrait
Jide Alakija: Thanks John. Interesting that you say it's modern.
  • Roger
  • 13 Mar 2006, 15:04
Awesome portrait. Great colors and expressions.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Roger.
  • Dave
  • 13 Mar 2006, 15:12
Cool portrait! The lips may be hidden, but the eyes are smiling through.
Jide Alakija: grin Yup. Well spotted.
Really nice portrait, feels really "natural".
The framing really enhances the look of the model.
well done
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurent.
  • Seyi
  • 13 Mar 2006, 15:50
Ashy knuckles..


Nice Photo Jide.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Seyi. You're next.
  • miles
  • 14 Mar 2006, 07:32
Cool portrait, it's almost as if he's showing more of his personality by hiding some of his face like that.
  • Inu
  • 15 Mar 2006, 13:02
The eyes are definitely saying something and the mouth behind the hands encourages you to come closer so he can whisper it to you. The red jumper against the blurred background helps thrust the subject in your face...me likey...
Jide, this would be a good idea for one of my shots!
Lovely portrait.
  • loic
  • 21 Mar 2006, 14:24
Another great portrait. Fine job.
good job, this is a great moment for a portrait
  • midi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 May 2006, 12:54
lovin the pic! looks smug has a secret not willing 2 share.....
Jide Alakija: LOL...smug? Interesting. Thanks for the comment.

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