Jide Alakija

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This is the second shot from the meet up with Jamey. Brick Lane is rich with Graffit and very good ones for that matter. I think I'll sit back and watch the response on this one as it does look rather interesting. I've borrowed some inspiration on the PP from Chromasia too.

Answer to yesterday's trivia - There is only one road in W1 - Tottenham Court Road! Yes I know. I was shocked when I found out too.

Oh and "Incubus" I have a pic of you that I think is worthy of my photoblog, I'm calling it "inCUTEbus" :D

comments (17)

  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 00:23
Same here. Keeping the context was a good decision.
  • Idefix
  • Idefix
  • 9 Jul 2006, 00:25
Agree wth Paul !! Maybe a tiny bit more of the background might have tied the scene in a little more? Having said that it is definately already much more than a reproduction of a great graffiti... Love the way the street sign is battered and defaced, and the brickwork linking into the graffiti. Still haunted by the homeless guy from yesterday so just as well that you post something a little less difficult today.... WELL DONE
Really liking this capture the artist was obviously influenced by one of my favorite artists, Roy Lichtenstein. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Lichtenstein It actually looks a lot like his work oooh... allright... http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Ohhh-Alright-1964_i1106594_c26145_.htm

I like the context also. This much more than grafitti it is street art.
This is much more than graffiti, at first I thought I was looking at a comic book, the artwork is rather stunning. This is a remarkable picture but I think I would have liked to have seen some more of the surrounding area for a little more context and reality.
  • Meme
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 09:54
The graffiti's lovely....and Sisila is right about the whole comic book thing, it makes want to know more about the story! Who is 'he'? Who is she talking to? What happened? WHAT HAPPENED!???
Turning an artistic work into an artistic work. Great photo.
  • Mona
  • London
  • 9 Jul 2006, 11:14
Hmm i didn't know bricklane had all this! I didn't get to introduce myself yesterday, shame! But I spotted you finally! grin

Well captured....

  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 12:11
YAY!!! Happydays!!!! Great shot by the way.....
  • The golden one
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 14:24
i like i like....c'est tres belle
this is a truly great capture. i initially thought that i was looking at a page from a comic book, or perhaps a canvas painting. terrific colors. there is a huge exhibit on graffiti at the brooklyn museum this month. i am glad to see that graffiti artists are finally being recognized for the skillful art that they produce.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2006, 16:07
One form of art showcasing another. Nice capture. I'm glad you left some of the surrounding wall and the sidewalk in the shot, it gives good perspective.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I LOVE!!!
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 20:21
Lovely Graffiti and lovely photograph.

Answer on W1 though is a swizz..sort of...
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2006, 21:31
Nice detail in the bricks. I like the very bottom of the shot for some reason, the patches of orange look nice. I'm not sure about the far right, though but I guess it'd be hard to crop it out and keep the shot in a 3:2 aspect ratio really.
  • shooter
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jul 2006, 23:06
Hi Jide sorry for late post just got in from watching WC. This for me is an OK shot but that said it's one anyone with a decent digital camera could take. The standard of your work is excellent and I'm afraid this comes across as just a record shot no more no less. I have noticed I am in the minority, but you are better than this...
Jide Alakija: Eeeekkk!!! Of course I am......I think...thanks man! Darn! I've been caught.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 12 Jul 2006, 19:00
Think I'd like to see more context of the street around it. I find if the graffiti is too full in the frame it can look like it's just another representation of the graffiti rather than in the context of the street...i.e. it can look like someone else's art.

Hard to explain!? Imagine a shot of a picture in a magazine rather than a shot of a magazine on a table? Still making no sense...think I'll move on... :S
  • urbanknit
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2006, 09:50
my fav part of london, i love the 'east end' love graffiti and absolutely LOVE Roy Liechtensteins work.

not supposed to be subtle, pop art, always in your face

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