Jide Alakija

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This is from the shoot with Siani, another shot of Simone. No I didn't pose her I just made her laugh a few times to get this reaction. One of the things I try to portray in my portraiture is emotions and feelings, you'd probably already have noticed this by now.

Anyway really sorry I've not had the time or energy to get out and shoot some new material so again the archive has rescued me.

To those that went to Blackpool, welcome back, I hear you all had loads of fun! I can't believe I missed it. *Sob sob*

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  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:16
Blackpool, what was going on there and how come I wasn't invited? "IS IT CAUSE I IS BLACK?" sad

Love the sharpness of this shot, it is as if it is a 3D shot.

  • viruta
  • Argentina
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:33
I try to imagine what she was sounding, thats the sensation of the picture, nice one.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2006, 00:37
Emmotion and feeling bagged perfectly. The reflections in the shiny guitar laquer bring a sacondary image to play. Mal
Fabulous and lovely, it's great to make people laugh out loud big like that, and hard to do. Nice job.
hey jide,

i love this shot. i love the emotions that this shot conveys and the overall composition. i think that we take ourselves too seriously, and at times forget to laugh. great capture, and thanks for the reminder to laugh.
Very nice one Jide, the tones are perfect. Its like you stole my wednesday and thurday posting.
Very nice one Jide, the tones are perfect. Its like you stole my wednesday and thursday posting.
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2006, 06:42
awesome angle, love this shot Mr
  • manju
  • Singapore
  • 20 Nov 2006, 08:47
Nice angle. Looks like she is enjoying her performance.
nice shot...!
she seems to be having a lot of fun...!
damn i wish someone would take pictures like this of me when i play...
  • micki
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2006, 11:37
Love the laughter, love the emotion!! Fun shot!!
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Nov 2006, 12:58
You have a talent for capturing joy, Jide. Very nicely done.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2006, 14:40
This is a joyfilled shot. Love it.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 20 Nov 2006, 17:06
Just gone to Siani's website, have to say their music is really really really really good/awesome, got a Fleotry kinda grove to it. I can't get their "Love Is" track out of my head now (not that I want to). grin

  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 20 Nov 2006, 18:51
Love the smile. Made me smile too after a long day
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2006, 22:54
Lovely, I feel as if I'm sitting at her feet listening to her singing, which she's thoroughly enjoying. A great angle for the shot. smile
  • Ngozi
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 16:19
Nice colours (esp. the guitar). I really like the angle.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2006, 15:30
It's got the lot. You can almost hear the joyful singing.

Interesting how the frets mirror the fence on the left and the strings near the head of the guitar offset the slats of the fence on the right.

A fine image all round.
  • Ted
  • US
  • 28 Nov 2006, 02:06
Wow, you have a great eye. I like it that you have found a sense of personal composition. This image for example communicates such a sense of joy! It's an impressive collection Jide. Thanks for sharing...

Jide..this is cool.Been out of circulation for too long but wanna start all over again to snap pictures!
Naija is cool..no shaking and you guys are representing green white green on shutterchance well enough!

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