Jide Alakija

18 May 2007 1,675 views
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More archive raiding....this time from my first set of shots that I had ever taken on my then new EOS 10D.

Yawn....today was another long day at work, I'm only just getting back home (1:10am), I quickly processed this and liked it. I think I'll do a set of shots like this from my Nigerian series. I'm not a very big fan of sepia toning but I think with shots like these I'll start to like them. Maybe it's all to do with the subject matter than anything else. I find that too many photographers tone their images in this manner without really thinking about why they are doing it....hey who am I to judge. I'm only learning from the greats myself.....right Suby?

comments (10)

Very nice. Love the tones.
  • Mimi
  • UK
  • 18 May 2007, 04:02
Nice pic Jide.I must say one of the things I enjoy about this site is lookin at pics you take in Naij,especially ones of trademen etc.
no way!this picture is off da hizzle..good work!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 May 2007, 11:00
Eeehhh, double take, was my name and the word "great" used in the same sentence by the uberly talented and hero worshipped Alakija fella? lol smile

Okay on a serious note, now this is what I like to see, loving the tones on this image bruv, loving it. You know I know you know I know you know that one day (VERY SOON) there is going to be a HUGE noise about your African Art (& other work), I just advise people buy while they can still afford you cause I trully believe you are one of those people changing the face of not only Nigerian Photography, but African Photography scene. Having an Alakija Art or portrait hanging on ones wall will soon be a status symbol. Good work bro, good work

  • Elsie
  • 18 May 2007, 11:24
I second everything Suby just said. Your shots are ALWAYS very impressive in my book.
very good work! Cool sharpness and a nice street pic!
  • MO
  • 18 May 2007, 14:50
Mr Alakija, honestly after reading what Suby has just said, i must buy one of your pieces, and i am serious, i am big on investment, and if i can get it now, am sure i can fetch £xxxxxxxx for it in future, will holla at you. By the way, fantastic, this reminds me of those books iread in primary scholl, Sugargirl, Eze goes to school and the rest of them, Oh what memories.
  • Gary
  • 18 May 2007, 15:15
toning looks great here
  • Dembi
  • 18 May 2007, 15:52
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ......I LIKEY!!!!!!!!!.....Can I have??????
The toning is FANTASTIC!!!!!.....As in =)
Jide Alakija: Once you raise that money you can have a free print!!
  • Josef
  • Sweden
  • 18 May 2007, 21:52
Great contrast.

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