Jide Alakija

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Jide Alakija #3

Today, I did some photos of a good friend in Central London. I've never really done shots in public before so it was quite an experience. I normally take my clients to a quiet place where they can't be disturbed or distracted by the outside world. I don't think this client realised this though and therefore I think it helped that they didn't, I didn't want them to feel uncomfortable about the shoot.

Anyway on the way there this shot was taken by another friend. We were basically playing with the idea of window lighting. Okay that is me in the shot all handsome and fresh I have to say.

Please can you tell me what this expression says to you? Some would say "Yes, that's the Jide we know, always pulling faces!"

comments (27)

I am a big fan of window lighting. Nice to meet you!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Karen. Nice to meet you too. grin
beat me to it..

loll..loll...LMAO!!!...why am I not suprised?? and ur hands?? freakishly massive, or did u do something to them?

kewl shot!
Jide Alakija: The fingers bit is a result of the lens distortion, it's a very wide shot.
  • Jon
  • Singapore
  • 16 Jun 2007, 06:25
Nice Shot. The lines lead to the focus of the image, his face.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jon. It's all about angles.
LoL, weirdo!
Jide Alakija: LOL...I love you too. Nice to see you back. I knew this shot would catch your attention.
It tells me you are a now becoming a vain copycat lol.
Jide Alakija: Not as vain as you but getting there. grin
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 16 Jun 2007, 08:25
You've clearly just seen a UFO or the giant mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. It's terror (with a comic slant) smile
Jide Alakija: LOL....Thanks Jon.
cool shot. the clouds looked fantastic yesterday, maybe that's what you were looking at.
Jide Alakija: You know that the clouds have been crazy all weekend.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 16 Jun 2007, 10:03
Yes this is Jide we know always pulling faces, You know I think we may have a picture of you hidden somewhere where you are not pulling a face smile So kudos to whoever took this shot smile Love the spray of the fingers on the glass. Good idea to shot at that apperture

Jide Alakija: Note to self, employ ninja to sneak into Suby's computer and steal image.
  • Josef
  • 16 Jun 2007, 11:22
Very cool. I think it would have been better if you had made it just a tad brighter.. but nice nonetheless.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Josef.
Very amusing. I love it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Laurie.
  • Oyinda
  • 16 Jun 2007, 13:57
This is comical, I like it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Oyin. How are you?
LOL!...looks fantastic..mustve attracted quite a few curious stares...
Jide Alakija: LOL....not really, the train was relatively empty.
Just wanted to let you know that your works are wonderful. I come by and get inspired! Your sense of angle is artistic and the B&W, well I just love B&W. Cheers...
Jide Alakija: Thanks, it's comments like yours that can only keep me going....THanks again.
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 16 Jun 2007, 21:39
I reckon you've seen yet another Anthony Gormley body cast...
Mummy, look at all the tall buildings! The big city is amazing! Woooow!
  • simon
  • London
  • 17 Jun 2007, 11:50
Why is there a train coming out of your mouth?
  • klickd
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2007, 22:55
Great shot !
No dude that's not you or is it? Well that to me looks like a wall gecko being electrocuted from it's tail.... sorry
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 18 Jun 2007, 11:36
Yes, Jide though are really trains. For someone is travels around a lot to take picture, you really can look bush. LOL!!!
Jide Alakija: If I catch you!!!!
  • Niki
  • 18 Jun 2007, 14:20
i think you look trapped - if i didn't know better, i'd have thought it was your first train ride wink.

Also curious about who took this picture - kudos to him/her. it's nice
Looks like something is about to happen outside the window and there's nothing you can do about it!!!
And yes, I agree (partly) with Olayiwola. You do look like a wall gecko..
  • Gary
  • 18 Jun 2007, 18:09
lol, what big hands you havesmile
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2007, 14:43
This is one of my favourite photos on your entire blog.
Jide Alakija: Very funny Jamey!
  • tobi
  • 23 Jun 2007, 23:55
"Oh my God,, it's spider man"

Lol almost looks like a position u would find spider man in. It's nice to see a picture of you evry now and then.
  • peter
  • 28 Jun 2007, 21:18
I saw this one a few days ago and it made me smile...it still does smile
  • ba
  • 13 Jul 2007, 15:20

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