Jide Alakija

22 May 2007 2,344 views
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As promised, I said I'd post some shots from my shoot with Suby and Sinem, well this is the first of the lot. This is a shot of a friend of the main sitter of the shoot, Habiba. As I mentioned in an earlier post, women of Northern Nigeria are regarded as one of and if not the prettiest of the Nigerian ladies. This shot is a shot that bears no exception to my discovery.

If I have time I'll post the next shot from the shoot, that's a big if because this week I'm not even sure I'll be home before 12am from work.....sigh!

Update: You may notice some isses with the skin on this one, this is all to do with the fact I have a badly calibrated screen, so I don't notice detail in the low lights as you would on yours. I've had this issue with a few of my past posts.

comments (21)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 May 2007, 00:20
Those eyes are soo captivating, one can loose themselves in them smile Sweet sweet shot bro.

Jide Alakija: You've become too linent on me. I've noticed it. THis shot has issues....don it?
the alakija portrait experience. well done sir
  • wande
  • 22 May 2007, 00:42
amazing....a reflection of purity, strength...... and courage that hides behind the expression of humility....amazing
  • Mimi
  • UK
  • 22 May 2007, 00:58
I love this,so cool.
Jide, this is a ver gOOd portrait, so intense, so deep. The tones are bright, perfectly balanced... a veil of mystery in her look ! A number one portrait.
Yes oh Jide. Pretty things like us....Malo R Us.....
Very well done! Both you and Sinem have captured excellent shots of Habiba.
Spooky eyes! Makes a great shot, though.
I have seen some hot shots today...this is up there with the best of them. Awesome
absolutely beautiful Jide
  • Petra
  • 22 May 2007, 09:36
brilliant portrait Jide...very very captivating
  • Dimples
  • Herts.
  • 22 May 2007, 10:42
Oh I really like this shot Jide...one can see that beneath those beautiful eyes must be a very fine woman.

Keep up the good work hun!!!
Lovely shot. I find nothing whatsoever wrong with the skin. Perhaps I also have a badly callibrated screen, or I just don't know enough to know the difference, grin
Jide I would say this shoot is a 7 and I would also say the shoot Suby and Sin posted is a 9. Beautiful all the same.
You are a perfectionist Mr Jide - too hard on yourself. Pefect depth of field, amazing eyes. I just don't know about all the scarf but this is a minor detail. smile
Shrouded in mystery. These tones are powerful. I like.
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 May 2007, 21:56
Man, her eyes are mesmerising, aren't they? Total Northern beauty, so well captured.
So when are you posting up a pictur of the 'Mediterranean beauty'? *coughs* wink
  • Dammie
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2007, 04:40
Yo! I think this is ur best potrait to date!!
  • Stan
  • 30 May 2007, 18:49
The composition and colours for this one are very good. Sadly the out of focus eye is a bit distracting.
  • Dembi
  • 5 Jun 2007, 12:01
Its all in the eyes Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 15 May 2008, 13:11
so expressive, great portrait

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