Jide Alakija

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L-Boogie and the Soulchild did some shooting today, well I did most of it and they did the acting.

Here's one of the models. I've been trying to develop a little portfolio for myself of high impact and fashion images. This is probably gonna be the first. What do you think about it? I'm hoping to put a shot of Souldchild tomorrow.

Post-processing:BW through Channel mixer, all sorts of curves for toning, colour fill

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comments (30)

  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 7 May 2006, 00:28
high impact? yeah. fashion image quality? yeah. love it.

but wats that thing growing of his head?
  • Dimples
  • United States
  • 7 May 2006, 00:41
I love this picture!!!...well I know The Pastor can never go wrong...but when u have such a "fit" model...how can u go wrong? smile
Well done Sir!!!
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 May 2006, 00:46
perfect exposure and post processing. Really good shot Jide. But not really feeling angle of shot... probably my own inexperience with this category. But still. Good one
  • Shawla
  • United States
  • 7 May 2006, 00:59
awwh this is sweet, am loving the shot, keep it real luv
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 7 May 2006, 01:11
Jide, you have once again excelled, love the shot and angle smile A little overblown on the forehead but hey, still a stonking shot(or maybe it's the laptop screen just acting up, sorry to lazy to go upstairs to study to check on monitor)

Okay whats all this about Soulchild & L-boogie? Sorry I forgot my crystal ball at my last wizards convention, care to enlighten me?


Get rid of that thing growing out his head. Pay attention to the details for quality shots like these bro.
  • tore
  • Japan
  • 7 May 2006, 01:47
Very striking. Unusual angle but very effective.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 7 May 2006, 06:16
The angle really catches my attention, but I'm not sure I actually like it. Apart from that, nice portrait.
  • jlc
  • 7 May 2006, 06:28
perfect cadrage and cut forthis one.
the glance of the model is powerful ! wink
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2006, 09:12
Love the overall tone of the photo and the clothes (although the golden necklace is a little bit cliqué to me ;-). The photo definitely oozes coolness. I like the diagonal composition very much, but his head is just a bit too much tilted to the back for my taste.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 May 2006, 09:14
frigin awesome shot, one of ur best portraits
  • micki
  • 7 May 2006, 11:08
ooooo, very high fashion, very cool!!
Beautiful contrast dude! and I Like your low angle too... wink
hmmm me like!! Who's the fit lad? CAN I MEET HIM?????
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 7 May 2006, 17:00
An extreeeemmmeelly powerful image - love the stare and almost defying expression - gotta love those sepia like tones - beautiful setting around him - perfect for this shot - loooovvveee it!!! smile GREAT GREAT SHOT!
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 7 May 2006, 17:21
really like this, particularly point of view and light/shadow in background, picking nits, I would agree line coming out of head should be removed
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 7 May 2006, 17:53
nice angle, very nice
Lovely potrait and the stare works really well!
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2006, 20:25
Interesting perspective for this portrait!
  • David
  • France
  • 7 May 2006, 23:50
Nice portrait and nice B&W.
Good shot!
  • Adeola
  • United States
  • 8 May 2006, 00:28
Good Job, Well done. I like the picture but for some reason I dont know if its the angle of the picture that kinda makes it look different. My opinion might be wrong. High fashion i must say
Minus the antenae it's very great in every other way ;-)
  • Funmi
  • 8 May 2006, 09:18
really good. luvin d tone and texture...
  • shorty
  • Uk
  • 8 May 2006, 09:50
beautiful in every way.
  • Stella
  • Nigeria
  • 8 May 2006, 09:58
hey!!!, Dats really the face i remember. love this shot and the angle too. not too particular about intricate details. I like wat i see. U look good. Cheers!
  • Abi
  • UK
  • 8 May 2006, 11:00
Striking image with strong art direction, could have been a bit softer for added oomph but still off to a great start. Move over Lindberg...
  • Casual Observer
  • UK
  • 8 May 2006, 12:27
Very good picture...

And the black and White Works...
  • nkx
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2006, 14:20
Great tone and texture. Top class, as usual
  • femi
  • United States
  • 9 May 2006, 15:37
ur model is kinda cute
  • deedee
  • United States
  • 12 May 2006, 12:29
gotta say he really looks more like John Legend here...tell dude that he's got a new stalker!

btw, you r really talented...WOW! i wish i had just a fragment of ur talent...
What can is say? leye is a foine boy, no pimple...

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