Jide Alakija

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Fashion Dilemma

My little attempt at a fashion portrait. As you know Suby is the Fashio photographer. Please go easy on me here. Most of the work was done by the model, Laurence, styling by Grace and the lighting by Deji77. All I've done is clicked the shutter and toned it in photoshop.

The idea was to have the dress posed in a public setting. I have removed a bit of the public element but tried to retain something from it there.

This shot is part of a fashion series which I am undecided as to whether to put up on Alakija.com, the reason being that this site really is for less of commercial work and more of my ideas and inspirations. This is also the reaon why the image has been converted to mono. The colour version is for the client.

comments (18)

  • Suby
  • MK, United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2007, 00:05
Awesome, I love the way the model's face is lit up. Kudos bro Trully AWESOME

Jide Alakija: Ever so kind as usual...thanks dude.
  • Dotun
  • 21 Jun 2007, 00:12
too nice....lighthing is perfect in my books.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Dotun, hope your project is coming along fine.
  • Suby
  • MK, United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2007, 00:31
Looking at this image once more, you definitely deserve an "I Likey" from the Subster for such an awesome peice. Ditch the colour and make sure you give the client the B&W version


Jide Alakija: Yup, she's very fine!
Mmh. Belli lice.
Jide Alakija: I'm not sure what that means but I'll take it as a compliment. grin
I really don't get you sometimes, i think this is fabulous. Lovely model, great lighting, nice pping wink Dude what more.... ha ba
Jide Alakija: Well...er...hmm...how you doing? ;D
  • Steve
  • 21 Jun 2007, 07:42
Superb mono conversion again Jide. This and the one two days ago have incredible clarity and I see they were both shot at 200mm/F2.8. You must have a great lens there. Great pose and you've darkened the background very effectively so she really stands out from the crowd.

I don't dish out 'Me likeys', but if I did you'd have one!
Jide Alakija: I have to admit that the mono conversion is helped by the lighting, I've been doing a lot of black and white studies of late and have been doing more work outside the camera to get it right. I'm glad someone is noticing my efforts. Thanks Steve.
Jide ..this is really nice the model is beautiful and the compositon lighting and processing are right on point IMHO. Well done
Jide Alakija: The man of few words, today we have managed to get a whole sentence from you. Thanks.
  • Leye
  • 21 Jun 2007, 10:13
Alakija Man

This is a sweet shot.. Like the way her shoulder is curved; and her *Am all that* expression
Jide Alakija: I know I have a good shot when YOU comment. Thanks.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2007, 11:38
I totally agree with Suby, the client should be using the mono version Jide, it really is a great shot. Many regards, Neil.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 21 Jun 2007, 11:39
I won't say I am getting chills or goosebumps from this particular piece but there is something about it. But to quote a good friend, "Love It!!". (I am trying out my Simon Cowell side)
  • josef
  • 21 Jun 2007, 15:38
Beautiful shot. Love this bw-stuff you're doing.
i dunno, the tonal work is great and the model is very pretty but her expression seems to be just a little too "plastic"...
Hmmmmm...Lemme Pull in some Fahionable comments up in 'ere lol.....
Pretty Model, Nice body angle, beautiful skintone even if in B&W, modish hair style, stating current trends - "Bohemian Chic & Accessories " and love the twist of the pumps invloved....
Summin' it up....WELL PUT TOGETHER!
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas
  • 21 Jun 2007, 18:58
Brilliant lighting! great photo
really like this very nice - put some notes of an SC meet let me know if you want to be there - it'll be at suby's place smile
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:39
Nicely done. I like the pose and the processing.
  • Laurence
  • 22 Jun 2007, 21:50
Oh! Thank you again Jide for this photoshoot!
You're very talented.
Jide Alakija: You're welcome, let's do it again.
  • Chantelle
  • 24 Jun 2007, 09:07
This picture right here is amazing, both the model and the effects. Great work.

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