Jide Alakija

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The journey continues.....

Thank you very much guys, I would not have come this far without your support and inspiration too.

I initially tried to set myself a new challenge for my photoblog since I have achieved posting 400 images since and this was to take an image a day and post it. Obviously that's not happening as successfully as I planned as I'm resorting to my archive once again. I went out yesterday to get some images and all that I brought home was not up to standard.

Anyway I'll be posting some along that theme once I settle some things that I'm currently sorting out at my own end. Nothing to serious, just very busy with Christmas deals coming up.

This was once I took whilst driving so I didn't have enough time to set the camera up properly. Since most of the detail was not captured (i.e. blown out I decided to do something different with it. As this is an experiment i'm very interested to hear what you think about this one.

The streets is back BTW

comments (20)

hey jide,

i love what you have done with this shot. i think that an ordinarily composed photo has been transformed into a really unique shot. i love the tone and the additional noise. somehow the tone and noise allows the kid's face and expression to jump out, while everything else kind of fades into the background.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 25 Nov 2006, 04:56
Lovely shot, you could not have composed this any better than it is. Lovely PP to.

Suby
  • ŕsěkň
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2006, 07:29
this guy, u can PP sha. U did a lot of recovery on this one. abeg send dem stuvz now
black and white was a good choice. i like it
  • Intern
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2006, 15:04
I absolutely love this shot!
nice shot...
love the composition and PP...!
glad to hear the street is back...!!
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 16:57
lighting effects?....anyway, love the oning and the grain and that expression is just the type of thing you want ot see in people pictures...8.5/10
A very funny one smile I like the effect of light and your choice of B&W !
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 17:18
It's great "Grain man", lovely expression you have captured. Mal
  • kurt
  • Austria
  • 25 Nov 2006, 17:25
great expression, excellent treatment. a beautiful portrait.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 20:45
Love the feeling of this one. Even if it is an archive shot, you can be proud.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2006, 22:03
That is a great smile and a wonderful capture of youthful curiosity!!
Brilliant smile, you had to be even there to catch it
very nice work. good street pic and there is a lot of place for interpretation.

cheers
Sebastian
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2006, 01:17
There is something almost sad about this shot, I cannot put my finger on it. Perhaps it's that while she seems young, she has an older look about the eyes. Even though she has an engaging smile there is something that seems desperate about her. I find this image quite powerful.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 27 Nov 2006, 09:47
Awesome. He wears a great smile !
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 28 Nov 2006, 09:49
Heartbreaking... the street child of Africa... beggingÂ… busking... hawking... peddling... risking her life each and everyday to make a buck or twoÂ… but through it all... in spite of it allÂ… her brilliant smile captivates completely.

This is without doubt a very poignant shot, it is fully loaded with so many emotions - sorrow, desperation, determination and most of all hope. I couldn't help but notice that she was looking through a wound up window, which leads me to presume that you must have had the air conditioner on... yet she stands on the outside with the sun scorching her... peering through the window with her wrinkled eyes... her face telling to perfection the story of all the hardship she has been through... a woman yet still a child...

That window is a metaphorical representation of the division in African society between the haves and the have-nots...

She peers through that "window" with such keen interestÂ… hoping and praying that someday... someday soon... she too will cross over to the other side.

This is simply and indisputably the best and most moving shot you posted on this website! I donÂ’t know if it was your intention to steer us as suchÂ… or simply an opportunistic shotÂ… whichever way I am deeply moved!
  • Peter Obey
  • Ireland
  • 28 Nov 2006, 09:53
Heartbreaking... the street child of Africa... beggingÂ… busking... hawking... peddling... risking her life each and everyday to make a buck or twoÂ… but through it all... in spite of it allÂ… her brilliant smile captivates completely.

This is without doubt a very poignant shot, it is fully loaded with so many emotions - sorrow, desperation, determination and most of all hope. I couldn't help but notice that she was looking through a wound up window, which leads me to presume that you must have had the air conditioner on... yet she stands on the outside with the sun scorching her... peering through the window with her wrinkled eyes... her face telling to perfection the story of all the hardship she has been through... a woman yet still a child...

That window is a metaphorical representation of the division in African society between the haves and the have-nots...

She peers through that "window" with such keen interestÂ… hoping and praying that someday... someday soon... she too will cross over to the other side.

This is simply and indisputably the best and most moving shot you posted on this website! I donÂ’t know if it was your intention to steer us as suchÂ… or simply an opportunistic shotÂ… whichever way I am deeply moved!
  • Steve W
  • Canada
  • 28 Nov 2006, 17:53
Beautiful image, what a great smile. I love the processing, it looks very painterly.
  • chrisbo
  • 5 Aug 2007, 22:35
One world! and then another. From her world she peeps in to yours and what she sees makes her happy and smile. It reliefs the pain of her world and you captured the moment. Great photography- true realism.

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