Jide Alakija

25 Jul 2007 1,666 views
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This is a shot of some friends having a conversation whilst I was preparing for photograph them. I'm basically tryingout a new Black and white conversion technique where I'm playing around with the tonal range. So far I'm happy with the results of this one.

On another note. I was invited to a Poetry evening at the Peotry Cafe in Covent Garden (for those of you into that sort of thing I strongly suggest you check it out) and on discussion with some poets I found that the problem I have with titling my images is very common amongst many artists. For that reason I'm not going to be titling my work unless I feel lead to. I'll just number them. If you can think of an appropriate title for this one please send it in as a suggestion.

comments (12)

  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 25 Jul 2007, 09:46
My title to this would have to be something with the word "friends", "comrads", "mates", "lads", etc included and also incorporate the what "sitcom" because when I look at this picture it reminds me of lads discussing as if in a sitcom.
Superb candid photograph.
  • adaoha
  • 25 Jul 2007, 10:54
It has all the New York feeling about it. A group of friends wondering if they should go for an Italian or a french cuisine. On one of those stair ways in one those manhatten buildings. The multicultural society that is the big apple. I guess I might have to agree with ovo here and suggest this caption "with friends like these". I really like this, reminds me of me and some friends always trying to catch up on the stairway with peeps walking past..lolol.
  • dezha
  • 25 Jul 2007, 11:12
agree with Ovo...they look like they're in a sitcom...
One question I'd like to ask....do you think that this is fitting for an album cover? In your opinion...humble as it may? King Ovo, thoughts?
  • adaoha
  • 25 Jul 2007, 12:03
well I'm not so sure, not because I dont think its not good enough, but because the middle guy's eyes is closed, if it were open I would have been inclined to think maybe. But it still doesn't mean I don't like the shot. Anyways, what do I know?? I'll wait and see what others think>
nice menh
fun shot with the angling and the expressions...since this feels like a light-hearted shot a light title like "3 of us" would do...
  • Mo
  • 25 Jul 2007, 14:45
The quality of the processing is fit for an album cover, but am not sure if the general ambience of the picture would.
it looks like a movie scene, nice one.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 25 Jul 2007, 15:20
I agree that the guy in the middle disqualifies this shot from being used for an album cover. His eyes are shut - good spot adaoha.

"King Ovo" I like the sound of that.

I like the fact that people are agreeing with me, it makes me sound like I know what I am talking about.
  • klickd
  • Milton Keynes
  • 25 Jul 2007, 20:57
You have captured the lively moment. Nice expressions there.

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