Jide Alakija

21 Apr 2007 1,665 views
 
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Trouble ahead

Imagine the times when were on your way home and you knew that there was a lot a trouble ahead of you....i.e. you lost all the change or some of the goods. Well that's what this shots says to me.

What does it say to you?

Update: For does wondering why the luminousity of this shot looks off or rather interesting, if you've had experience with Black and white film processing you'll be familiar with dodging and burning. So that's all I've done here.

comments (16)

  • Abidemi
  • London, U.K.
  • 21 Apr 2007, 00:05
heehee...lol spot on dude....more like he spent the money on playing table tennis and he is trying to make up a story
CONGRATULATIONS ON NUMBER 500!!!!!!

WOW what an achievement!!!!
  • sil
  • 21 Apr 2007, 12:24
Such an intense expression. Love the dodging and burning here.
  • Abidemi
  • London, U.K.
  • 21 Apr 2007, 12:57
not sure about the dodging on the face Jide...what happened there?
I cant think of any other thought. I have seen this a few times on the streets of Lagos
to me he looks completely lost, its ana amazing capture...that luminosity reminds me of some of rarindra parkarsa's work, good stuff...
  • deji audu
  • manor park
  • 22 Apr 2007, 00:02
more like tunnel vision; a momentary flash wherein his soul is laid bare via the channel of his pupils. we are suddenly afforded a peep of that unguarded moment during which he catches a glimpse of the bleak prospects which his existence portends!
for me this is the essence of Jide's work.. that ability through a lens to strip us of our facade of nonchalance, to shock as it were the most inured conscience back to the glaring reality of poverty, and want all around us.
  • Ellie
  • 22 Apr 2007, 00:15
Yes, he's off in a world of his own, a slightly worried world too. smile
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 22 Apr 2007, 15:04
the guys looks dazed not lost!!! haha
Like OMG....scary!
Classic Emotion! Well done...great great shot.
Loved the way you have dodged and burned to highlight the subject.
  • mal
  • 24 Apr 2007, 20:50
500 Jide! Sorry mate missed that one!

How is the old timer anyway? lol

Many many congratulations on this massive landmark! You are inspirational with your approach to photography and the reason I came here!

All the best. Mal
  • jlc
  • 25 Apr 2007, 05:00
sumptuous portrait Jide wink
  • Tosin
  • 27 Apr 2007, 09:33
This is a brill shot. Can i buy it from you. What is the largest size and how much would it cost to be framed/mounted and all
  • Mimi
  • UK
  • 18 May 2007, 04:06
Very nice,have 2 agree boy looks like he's thinkin of what to tell his mother.

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