Jide Alakija

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I finally got round to posting a shot on time today. This shot follows the one from yesterdays shot. I got the inspiration to process this one after Samarth's comment regarding  "The G8".  What do you think? Any good?

My day: Just a lazy day. Preparing for a shoot for Saturday, I'm realising that I live a very boring life! 

comments (32)

  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 00:23
You know i'm not really too keen on this type of photography, if i'm being paid to do it, got no beef, as they say, "A dollar is a dollar", smile.

Ok you look at the model and say, nice..but then you ask yourself, she's a model anyway. You look at the composition and lighting and go, "AND!".

But you knew I thought this anyway smile

What's going on with the elbow outside the bars by the way?

This lady to me actually dosen't look trapped, if she is, then she's a tough cookie smile not to show no signs of emotions smile

By the way, your far from living a boring life smile keep up the good work.
Jide Alakija: Ta. Sir.....Pick up your phone!
  • Meme
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 00:52
I like this shot....its very 'Interview with the Vampire'. I really like this!!! Idea....have you thought about taking pictures in the style of certain movies? For example, Sleepy Hollow....Memoirs of a Geisha...etc. Food for thought.
Jide Alakija: You know you have a very good idea there....I think that's something I will try. Now to find a makeup artist for the job. Thanks Meme.
  • Smitty
  • Canada
  • 14 Sep 2006, 01:32
how did you get this effect with photoshop?
Jide Alakija: For the skin I used a "Diffuse glow" filter in photoshop. The rest was done through curves and colour balance.
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 14 Sep 2006, 02:41
Terrific ! Nice processing !
  • jt
  • US
  • 14 Sep 2006, 03:41
Really like the processing on it. Her skin almost looks like metal.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2006, 04:58
I'm not a huge fan of this kind of processing...not my thing. But I think her expression and pose is more convincing than yesterdays. She does look a little "Elvira" Vampire-ish to me, which is probably why I am not too keen on this one.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 06:30
Even more g8 - the accentuation of certain colours, paling of the skin, light on the central subject etc.....very well processed....love this shot BUT im hoping its a one time thing because U R Jide Alakija and i would like to see him return as well.....8.75/10
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 07:12
Jide this is I have to say superb, the pose, the location and your excellent skills in the PP dept. I would also say it is very like the style of g8, but with a twist of JA, top shot....
  • e etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Sep 2006, 07:52
Very futuristic looking..She doesnt look too mad about being caged, more like defiant.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 09:10
The is a fantastic piece of work.Everything works from the mood, location, composition, model, the pose and the photo processing.

Well done Jide. This is truely amazing in every way.

  • Ovo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 09:23
This I like. The title suits it and I will have to agree with Tosin.
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 09:34
I'm expecting her top open her mouth any minute and show me a pristine pair of fangs. A like the gothic feel to it.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 10:11
Sweet sweet sweet shot. Maybe I should post some of the shots I have PPed this way smile

  • Kezza
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 10:17
Great image - has such a soft feel to it, considering the subject. Almost looks like an airbrush picture.
This is beautiful. I love your pp on this one
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2006, 11:47
Agree with Kezza....its got an airbrush feeling!!
you PP is amazing on this one Jide!
I was imagining this photo with the model without the jacket..(i think the jacket draws to much attention) Think it would look stunning if she only would wear a black top.
I know this comment has nothing to do with photography, hope you dont mind...
  • micki
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2006, 12:17
The post processing is amazing and very effective with both her look and the pose. Excellent work!
can't tellyou why Ilike it but I do... to me its a styled model shot which I'm really not fond of except for its creativity and here you have done exceptional... ole
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 14 Sep 2006, 13:22
nice and strong expression but she is not really worried of being trapped, nice post work it gives the picture a nice “flow”
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 13:28
I'm glad she is trapped, she's a man eater! Great processing Jide. Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2006, 13:32
i really like the work you have done pp in the facial region. i am drawn to the cheeks.
Love the tones!
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 15:07
very nice!! she looks happy to be trapped tho grin
Great shot !!
the skin is a little over processed (on the arm) but...
  • donchichi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 16:48
Very very good.
The processing is spot on! Nice dark-dungeon feel.

U cant teach it!
So when do you plan to teach me??
Awesome shot mate!!
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 22:49
Hmmm... Definitely prefer yesterday's. This one doesn't connect with me I'm afraid.
This is (for me anyhow!) a reverse of yesterdays. Loved yesterday's PP but not so much the post. Today love the pose and the power of her expression, but not connecting with the PP tone so much...
  • \cd
  • Austria
  • 15 Sep 2006, 08:57
great picture, in my eyes. the toning delivers an ice-cold mood, underlined by the cold steel and the facial expression. "trapped" is an apropriate title for this one.
Excellent treatment! You've brought out the details wonderfully!

  • Funmi
  • 19 Sep 2006, 08:58
i love it!!!
  • Kaylee
  • This forum ndeeed shaking up and you've just done
  • 27 Jul 2011, 09:13
This forum ndeeed shaking up and you've just done that. Great post!

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