Jide Alakija

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I came home so late tonight that I had nothing to put up, I only just caught this subject online on my instant messaging service and mentioned that I had nothing to put up, she gladly allowed my put this shot up of her.

Okay about her....she's a darn good Interior designer on her way to Nigeria to start her own journey on making every home, office in fact anything with an interior FANTASTIC. Okay you'd probably think I'm buttering her up to sell my work but I'm not easy to please and I have to say I know quality when I see it. She was very easy to work with on this shot and I have to say the same goes for her work.

Ladies and Gentleman, Introducing the talent of Inu Designs, Miss Titi Olagunju

Post processing: Curves, Level, Channel mixer (twice)

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comments (22)

  • mr skee
  • skeetown UK
  • 28 Apr 2006, 07:08
This is a very tough call.

While i'm lovely the richness and contrast of the hair, I'm not feeling the same way about the models skin tones!

Inye has already said enough about loosing the tones, so I won't flog that, but try to be alittle more careful on the edges of the hair, this is always such a tricky thing smile

The composition looks abit off, I think is b/c it's rather "top heavy", or maybe it's just the pose!

All in all, well done, and keep at it!
Wow (our jaws just really dropped there for a second), what a stunnig picture! The movement of the hair and the earring, the contrast of her against the background and her beautiful looks make this one absolutely special. Even on our profiled screen it also looks perfectly processed in our opinion (enough rich blacks, excellent skin tone, etc...).
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Apr 2006, 09:20
Stunning shot. I am sure the subject is very happy with it. T
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2006, 11:17
Great portrait!!

Have a great weekend!
  • micki
  • 28 Apr 2006, 11:33
Woah! Excellent portrait! Very nice work. She's lovely, too.
Very nice work. I like the white and black contrasts here. The shot is very light and playful. I think you did a really fantastic job.
  • Alaye Scoro
  • United Kingdon
  • 28 Apr 2006, 13:48
Ugliest photo I've ever seen, I bet she smells too smile
  • IQ test
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2006, 14:09
Very original compo wink
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 28 Apr 2006, 14:15
Jaw hangs agape briefly, then, with all the power of the wordsmith that I am, the superlatives come tripping off the tongue. "Wow!" and "Yeah", and even a "Cor."

Mr Skee clearly shows me up for my inexperience in this field, because for me it's one of the best I've seen here or anywhere.

I really like the square crop and, forgetting the subject for a moment, the balance of light and dark is perfect. It's those triangles again! You'll be hard pushed to top this one.
  • Chinwe
  • Alexandria, VA - USA
  • 28 Apr 2006, 15:14
I love this picture - not sure why exactly. Might have something to do with the fact that I know the subject pretty well - maybe too well smile. I think it has more to do with how well the photograph captures the energy, beauty and hope - that IS Titi. Good job Alakija.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 28 Apr 2006, 15:49
Nicely done, interesting idea blending her shirt into the background... The pose is quite cool too, with just one eye looking through her hair. Good shot.
Alakija's concept photos do it again ! smile Lovely shot - great feeling of movement and love how it deathers out towards the bottom into plain white.Very interestingly feathered at the edges of her hair.GREAT SHOT!
  • attah
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Apr 2006, 17:51
Really good shot man. No doubt you're thinking about making serious money from your not inconsiderable talents. Well done once again.
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 28 Apr 2006, 18:43
Good shot, but things are a little blown out at many places, but its a great shot in the time frame yu made it happen.
nice portrait...i like her hair movement...and composition, great capturesmile
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 28 Apr 2006, 22:10
i'm watching......... P.S is she married I.D is a dirty game for young ladies back home o!!!
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2006, 22:39
lovely high key look
  • Inu
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2006, 02:12
I waited patiently for the day to end before putting up my own comment!

Once again, Mr Alakija has outdone himself. Thought I liked the (slightly different)version of this photo that I own but now I'm spoilt for choice with this one..KUDOS SIR!

Nigeria watch out...Inu's coming ;-)

PS: Alaye Scoro; don't hate...
  • Femi Shabs
  • United States
  • 1 May 2006, 01:21
I bet Alayescoro's got cooties...lol!
This is a great portrait! Love that motion... really well composed!
  • Funmi
  • 4 May 2006, 16:26
lovely picture
  • yasmin
  • Nairobi
  • 18 Nov 2007, 11:02
Fashion wise ,
(I ran a fashion house and ive had the opportunity to Prim Miss Kenya contestants before the Photo )
Ur good and the back ground is really good.the mood speaks ...this could be on Elle meagazine on a page titles ...Un tainted , just discovered Beauty'
on that marks up

but be careful on the hair.The angle you shoot from could make the difference between the hair looking like one commissioned for a leading Hair line and/or...

you have potential to be really good.Keep it up.

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