Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Carnival 2005 #6
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Carnival 2005 #6

Okay first of all this is not the best shot in the series as you can tell. This was a shot I didn't originally intend to post but then I asked myself why I took it in the first place. I think the answer is quite obvious. Anyway the reason this has been posted is really to spark off a little debate here.

For those wondering how I got these shots, as I said in the first post I was working with the Press team for the Parasio School of Samba.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? (and please be honest)

Final shot tomorrow. Then off to something else, maybe a wedding shot!

comments (21)

  • isowa
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2006, 02:52
WHOA!!!!!!! WOW really close-up shot, good one good one. But wow, was she completely naked? The photographer in the background is really taking her pics,lolol. Looking forward to the wedding photos. Have a lovely week!
wow jide,

this is a serious photo. although it may not be the best in terms of technicalities, it makes up for what it lacks in terms of sheer outrageousness.
  • Uzo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2006, 03:49
First thing that popped into my head was "Is she a Man or a Woman?" I do see the boobs but still there is still something about the picture and the pose that draws one in to look and then look again.

I like how she/he is totally reveling the attention. SO BOLD ... and Daring
  • Mia
  • the US of A
  • 21 Aug 2006, 04:59
uh... I'm guessing its a girl? tongue

this IS interesting. I guess nude shots are alright when it comes to photography sometimes. If it is only to accentuate some part of the body in a sexual manner, its definitely wrong. we've got movies, ads and teen magazines for that; but if it's a reflection of celebration (flashing is legal in certain parts of the US for the festival Mardi Gras), an emotion, a feeling or something deeper... its acceptable.

Anyway, for some reason I'm not able to make up my mind if this shot was outrageous, okay or a definite no-no. me don't like her a lot... something that doesn't look right. great capture of the moment nevertheless. look fwd to a wedding shot now lol

ps. is this comment acceptable under the yellow shhs mode? smile
  • sk
  • UK
  • 21 Aug 2006, 06:32
hmmmmmmmm................. Jide I fear O, yea you really really wanna spark a debate here. Is seriously she naked? I don't think she is. Nice capture though. Its amazing how ppl can show off what God gave them without modesty
  • Jon
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2006, 08:04
She looks fairly naked to me. Anyway, I like this because it raises questions about society and it's view on nudity.
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2006, 08:31
yea u thot that abi uzo?? me too i was like man? woman? Very nice Jide, I love the expression on her face and her body language as if to say 'I AM NHDE N PROUD'!! very nice...... grin
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2006, 10:40
I'd have like a shot that didn't cut of her/his legs and the top of the headdress. This time I'm stumped...don't think a "he" would have frizzy hair and small boobs after all the other efforts made.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 21 Aug 2006, 10:59
Its nude but not crude...like my rhyming skills? lol. Would have prefered all of her/him in the frame.
Its a very nice shot and when you eventually turn to her face you can see that she is loving it ;-) Its a good natured shot and I think the nudity neither takes away or adds its just there.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2006, 14:08
Very risque but the nudity does not distract me from anything and i like the expression on her face....in a way its almost a ho-hum shot but its nice and am definitely liking the series so far...7.75/10
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2006, 17:02
The nudity thing and the him or her thing is really not all that important as this is after all a carnival . The facial expression and body language says she doesn't mind you taking the pic and she is having a really good time. For me I would have liked to see the rest of the head gear but all in all it's a standard carnival shot and it helps to be in the right place at the right time, well done.
  • Funmi
  • 21 Aug 2006, 19:00
'tis a she...
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2006, 19:27
I'm not bothered with the nudity in this photo...she has a beautiful body imho....(i think she is wearing a string though..there is a thin line visible under her hand..)You've captured her expression very well..that is the strength of this photo! Well done Jide
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 21 Aug 2006, 20:10
wow, Cher still out strutter her stuff
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 21 Aug 2006, 20:19
A couple of well placed sequins...I wonder who had the job of placing them!
  • Ana
  • Brazil
  • 21 Aug 2006, 22:16
It is a woman. She has small breasts and it doesn't make her a man. I would say yes, she is naked. If you search online for pictures of the Carnaval in Brazil, you will see a lot of girls wearing nothing but body paint and sequins.
In my honest opinion I don't see anything special here. Would be nice to not have cut the ornament on her head and the wings.
Wow! Your exposure is spot on on these! Great series!!
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2006, 21:39
GOSH!!
A full length shot would have been a knocker wink
  • greg
  • Philippines
  • 24 Aug 2006, 19:37
Uh. Did she have a nice personality?

I'm of the opinion that if someone walks naked (or does something else that goes similarly against the grain in a public setting), then any good photographer has a duty to document it. Of course in Brazil, this isn't going against the grain, so maybe you wouldn't have to take a picture there.
  • FS
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2006, 04:25
No strings, completely starkers, I think. This is one of those ones that are just uncomfortable for obvious reasons, but still a good shot of SHIM (settles the issu!)

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