Jide Alakija

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Okay a slight detour from what I originally wanted to post (don't worry it's only for a day, we'll carry on tomorrow).

This is a self portrait. Yes I didn't take it. So why am I posting it. Well I processed it. Atunbi, as vain as he is asked me to do something to it. I liked it so much that I thought it's only proper that I put it up the sametime he did.

For the ladies out there, well as you sometimes complain that I have too many women on my photoblog well here's an addition to my arsenal of studs.

comments (19)

Something about this whole portrait strikes a chord with what i learnt recently. I think its the rule of thirds or err give up. I like it sha. think that makes sence.
I do like your take on this Jide but me I'm not vain in the least, I would however like for you to do one of the old guy ...... me, just to see how it came out zimmer frame and all.
Nice to see you. Liked the processing you did
I like this ...
oh my God this is so beautiful.... (na joke oooo b4 i get slaughtered.) Good pp sir!
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 18 Apr 2007, 08:40
It's almost enough to turn me gay! tongue
Love the soft lighting, Jide. Very nice.
  • Abi
  • 18 Apr 2007, 10:32
bwoy his he ugly or is the bwoy ugly...heehee..lol thank God you are good at PPing Jide...you made him look a bit presentable...heehee..lol

O.k well done to you and Atunbi.
he could pass as a member of naughty by nature.
nice and simple!
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 18 Apr 2007, 14:26
Nice!!! Love the lighting
fantastic selfie...
looked at your first few shots, trying to get a feel of what it must have been like when you started. One thing struck me, you never gave up and were never afraid to try the new!- amazing work and nuff respect!
Jide Alakija: Jeez, that's such an encouraging statement. I wish I didn't have to stop because of my thesis but unfortunately some good things have to have a break. Thanks for your comment.
Atunbi had taken a terrific shot. The pp well nearly as good grin Don't think Atunbi has posted his version yet so can't compare. You guys must do this again, I am liking this very much! The colours and tones are fabulous.
  • Ellie
  • 18 Apr 2007, 23:47
A completely different approach, with a softer image. It's wonderful!
I like the way you created the mood with the splash of light. Great effort!
  • wienna
  • 20 Apr 2007, 01:08
Cute dude. He reminds me of Adebisi, d naija dude from Lost. Is he single by any chance? lol
Jide Alakija: Very much so wink
  • wienna
  • 21 Apr 2007, 16:39
I don't understand o. Is dis your picture? Send me your email addy abeg. lol
Jide Alakija: email addy? You can contact me through the contact link on the left of the blog. grin
  • chaz
  • nigeria
  • 23 Apr 2007, 15:44
J, is this u or is this Atunbi?
Jide Alakija: Atunbi. I didn't take the shot. He took it himself (Self-portrait) but he then asked me to process it. I think I should have put up the original to show what I did.
Serious eye candy (lol). Atunbi's a hot boy o. Nicely processed Jide. All the best with ur thesis.
Hmmm! Serious look!...but that is what makes this shot amazing...it keeps you wandering what's on his mind...could it be Moi? Like I wish...Good work, Alakija!...I have always been a silent fan but now I am speaking out...Nice work!

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