Jide Alakija

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B/W wedding moments #1

As part of the of the build up to the exhibition it's only right and proper that I start to whet your apetite with some images that I just recently processed. Also to keep reminding you about the exhibition. As I don't have time to go out and shoot new material I'm going to post images along two themes. The first being "My Black and White wedding moments" to which this image is the first in the series and the second being "The final moments of the Carnival 2007" where I'll post the final few shots from the Notting Hill Carnival I covered in 2006.

This particular shot was I think taken from one of the last summer weddings of last year so it was a bit nippy at the time. The bride here is really doing a good job covering up the chill. I really like this shot as the bride is radiating a lot of energy in her happiness as she leaves her home for the ceremony.

"Words are not enough" - Art Exhibition
Get your tickets now!!!
Tickets on sale here

My very good friend BolanleDinah has been working very hard on an Art exhibition for charity. She approached me to contribute some of my works for auction along with some other artists. The title of the exhibition is "Words are not enough" and you can see more details of it here. I strongly urge you all to come as you'll not only get a chance to see good work in 3D but also a chance to give to charity. Tickets are on sale on the website through the "buy now" link at the top.

comments (15)

  • dotun
  • 23 Mar 2007, 00:38
nice shot, were you standing on the roof top smile I like the perspective very much, since you are in "shmood" I will reserve the rest.
Jide Alakija: I changed the shmood. I was in a level above the ground level.
Nice shot. The expression of the bride is captured really well. Would have been perfect if the bridesmaid was either completely in or out of the picture.
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 23 Mar 2007, 07:28
Beautiful, and unusual shot, Jide. It looks really great in B&W.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Mar 2007, 07:40
That's a hell of a hat the other girl is wearing!
Lovely picture .. I like the angle the bide is a stunner !!!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 23 Mar 2007, 10:45
Hi jide. I have to agree about the bridesmaid, such a pity, because she looks like a real stunner as well. The angle of the shot is really nice and the overall picture quality excellent. I am very surprised you let slip a little with the composition, very unlike you. As you mention your upcoming exhibition, may I ask, what news on the S.A. one? I think it would be really fun and a great way for some of us to get together and share ideas. Many regards mate. Neil.
  • Suby
  • 23 Mar 2007, 11:08
TRo tell the truth this image works PERFECTLY FOR ME, awesome angle taken from, lovely bride, you caught the moment in her eyes perfect, superb conversion to monochrome, the slab of brick on the right does not take away from the shot because all I care to look at in this image is the bride and funny thing is I feel it also adds something unique to this image, the bride is the central character, like it to stay that way with a trickle of the minor characters thrown in.

Well awesome shot bro, wish it was in my own archives.

Love the clarity and sharpness of this B&W stuff, something I have been practising recently. There is a beauty to B/W that I cannot describe.
top tones and really like the unusual angle its taken from...
  • Dammie
  • 23 Mar 2007, 18:58
Awwwwwww, gives me goosebumps *sniff sniff*
The photo is fine, beautiful bride, lovely light, and tones, but the corner of the building blocking the bridesmaids head keeps drawing my eye there. Maybe a square crop to remove that part of the photo?
  • Abi
  • 23 Mar 2007, 23:22
  • Ashakee
  • 24 Mar 2007, 12:07
wow, very beautiful. Alakija is trully a genius!
  • Motun
  • 20 Apr 2007, 00:23
i have to agree with suby, i like the fact that the triangle is hiding dami (the bridesmaid's) face, because it is all about the bride for that day!!! and it kind of captures it all... its about her radiant smile, and her happiness, and she has someone helping her in the background but not totally in the picture smile

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