Jide Alakija

07 Jan 2007 1,776 views
 
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This is how life was for me when I first moved to Lagos, always fenced away from the real world in a way that your view of the world was very much blurred because of what you saw from the inside. When I was growing up I never had high fences around my house so it was no surprise that when I moved to Lagos I would feel very much clusterphobic. 

comments (9)

  • Sorcha
  • Alba Nuadh
  • 7 Jan 2007, 00:53
this has some special minute details. the tip of each has some sun reflected - like hope. i understood the blurr and fence without reading your words. nice essay. thanks for sharing. ~S.
today is your 444 photo. thats cool.
  • Louis
  • 7 Jan 2007, 10:43
From behind a fence the world is moving by in blitz chapters. Great picture you have posted here.

You could try the other way round - focusing on the subject behind and creating a blur of the fence.
yup, boje mirrors my feelings...its a juxtaposition - the freedom and restriction, love the crop....
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 7 Jan 2007, 17:17
Deep!!!
  • Jonathan
  • Driffield, England
  • 7 Jan 2007, 23:00
Very nice and different, cracking detail in the bamboo? posts.
  • Jonathan
  • Driffield, England
  • 7 Jan 2007, 23:01
Also... knew I was missing someone from my RSS feed after the re-install... sorry.
Jide Alakija: What RSS software do you use? I need one too.
  • manju
  • 8 Jan 2007, 11:10
Beautiful composition !
very well done

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