Jide Alakija

06 Aug 2007 3,845 views
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I haven't gone out with the camera to do any shooting but I thought, I've just been busy with other things and the camera is the last thing I want to see these days.

Though I've recently noticed that I have a passion for photojouranlism of all kinds. The idea of being ah inconspicous subject scanning your environment for interesting images really does appeal to me over everything that I've done so far in photography. An event is an interesting place to catch the real characters of human beings. I've decided to put more of my images from events I've covered, both professionally and leisurely.

This shot was taken at a recent wedding ceremony. Skee and I worked on this one and this was a moment that we both caught. I had the 70-200mm whilst he had the wide lens (we take turns in either shooting "wide" or "long" when we cover events together. This young lady was listening attentively to the speeches given by the grooms dad. By complete coincidence she was under a lamp that was beaming light down below it. I've processed the shot with my signature style. What do you think?

comments (23)

  • Suru
  • Los Angeles
  • 6 Aug 2007, 05:41
Awesome shot!!! I'm in Heaven!!!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Suru.
  • riika
  • 6 Aug 2007, 06:38
I think this is a great shot. Light and shadows are in the right place.
Jide Alakija: Thanks riika
  • adaoha
  • 6 Aug 2007, 08:20
she really is stunning, great capture as well.
  • adaoha
  • 6 Aug 2007, 08:23
pps, I really thought she was the same lady of the 14/july, earings, neclace and hat all point towards her. Still loving this pic.
Jide Alakija: Yes it's the same lady from the 14th/July
  • rambo
  • lagos
  • 6 Aug 2007, 08:57

I likey this coincidence
Jide Alakija: Thanks Rambo.
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 6 Aug 2007, 09:22
beautiful portrait. love this delicate touch.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Makoto.
delicate and extremely classy - nice one J
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ade.
Jide Jide...hmmmm Jide jide.....I can just hear your thoughts when you are doing this one...heehee...lol
Jide Alakija: Yeah...what were they?
I haven't gone out with the camera to do any shooting but I thought, I've just been busy with other things and the camera is the last thing I want to see these days.===I know where you are coming from Dude.
Jide Alakija: In fact sometimes I ask myself why I'm doing this....it's all part of the job I guess.
interesting shot Jide, like the light on her hat!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Patrick.
  • Taiwo
  • MD
  • 6 Aug 2007, 14:12
Aww this is a nice picture...Nike is looking beautiful and glamourous as ever...Good Job Jide..
Jide Alakija: Thanks Taiwo. I take it that you know Nike then!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Aug 2007, 15:50
OMG! Classy and very movie-starish!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Meme
  • 6 Aug 2007, 19:08
Beautiful shot Jide...
Jide Alakija: Thanks Meme.
beautiful photo... great lighting wink
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mallory
  • lola
  • dagenham,essex
  • 6 Aug 2007, 22:01
she is a work of art,nice one mr.photographer.Her art is a stunner,i wonder where she got it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Lola.
  • Kehinday
  • Maryland
  • 6 Aug 2007, 22:05
Wow Wow Wow great great job! This is a MASTERPIECE! Great job Jide..Nike booboo you look absolutely stunning tata!!!

FYI (Jide I have placed your page under my favorites!)
Jide Alakija: Thanks K. I hope my site stays in your favourites for a long time to come.
  • Kemi
  • 7 Aug 2007, 06:09
Are you available on Friday 24th Agust 2007. Lagos.
Jide Alakija: Unfortunately I wouldn't be. Sorry.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Kris
Jide Jide Jide. Pls when next are you in Lagos cos we need to discuss this shot. R u just lucky with lighting or just fabulous. This is such a fantastic shot. is she a Huntar? she looks familiar. Damnnn I am still overwhelmed
Jide Alakija: Yes she is a Huntar, Nike Huntar to be exact.
I was lucky with light here, this is more of less what I saw. I've only enhanced it.
  • Ovo
  • UK
  • 8 Aug 2007, 18:01
And he makes it seem so easy...
  • Jamey
  • 9 Aug 2007, 16:57
Classy. Lovely light on the face.
  • Ruke
  • 16 Aug 2007, 23:51
Bellissima!! A work of art.
Beautiful muse + talented photographer = an absolutlely stunning creation.
Nikson baby- you got it goin on, girl!
Jide-the marriage of colours, light, effect and shade is spectacular. Kudos.
  • Popular
  • US
  • 2 Sep 2007, 12:25

This is a stunning shot.

Spot on.................

Nike never stops to amaze me.

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