Jide Alakija

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I'm not doing too well with this one shot a day thing, in fact I've false started! I'm not sure I can do it. I think I'm just blowing a lot of hot air. As I said it's only a consideration. I haven't been shooting for about two weeks now and I don't think I'll be shooting for a while yet. So it's back to the archives for me.
I felt a bit inspired by the work of a Spanish photographer I recently met. Looking at my portraits, I realised what it was that drew some people to them - especially the dramatic ones of the past. This portrait was actually taken 2 years ago - I have a whole series of photos of this person. This one, this one, this one, this one, and this one. The first one was one of my first ever experiences in the studio. With this photo, believe me when I say that, not until now did I think it was anywhere close to being dramatic enough. I suppose I could say that seeing my portraits through other people's eyes has helped my own perspective?

comments (23)

  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 15 Oct 2007, 00:05
And a great job you did!
Jide Alakija: Thanks E.
  • Ifueko (ify / mama)
  • London
  • 15 Oct 2007, 00:15
wow...beautiful shot !!!

Its funny how much detail is captured in this shot including intricate details like her eyelashes.

Well done...
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
Great shot. I hope I can be as good as you when I grow up. I love the hair.
Jide Alakija: You will be...but only when you grow up wink
Cool shot bro
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mate.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 15 Oct 2007, 02:54
Great movement in this portrait - very nice!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Lesley.
  • Stan
  • 15 Oct 2007, 05:27
Well done mate. This is one of your better efforts
Jide Alakija: Yup, I totally agree....the model helps too.
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2007, 09:12
loverboy loverboy his ur friendly neighbourhood loverboy, fires an arrow just like that, look out here comes the loverboy. onto to the shot,a very good and creative studio image, can't believe u've been shooting for close to 3yrs.......
Jide Alakija: Funny friend! THanks. I can't believe it's been 3 years for you too!
movement AND beauty, perfectly caught.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Paul.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2007, 11:01
like this!
had to boot up my old computer for Tola's use and ran into some of ur old images ud sent me. hw far u have come indeed my friend. Keep it up!
Jide Alakija: Please send some back...lets have a look.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2007, 11:02
Jide Alakija: Hopefully we'll do another when next you're down.
top shot mate.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Mike.
  • Peter Obey
  • 15 Oct 2007, 13:55
The composition is excellent as usual but the hair on the face is a little distracting to me... gives the impression that she got caught up in a fierce storm more than anything else... but her winning smile saves the day!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2007, 13:57
You are a master at photographing people! Wow...
Very nice shot. I love the movement here.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2007, 16:06
from the archive right, oohps let m me read the notes first...of course I have read the notes....lol i am just joking dude
good execution of the concept
love the lighting

about the shot a day, we all know that can't be easy
happy to look into your archives anyday

cheers buddy
  • Ovolicious
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2007, 22:41
I have been gone for a while...my comment...I like it. I would have loved to have sen a hint of brown...almost a late autumn winter feel. It is the sharpness that I like...being able to see every detail of the face, yet not completely
  • Sele
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 19:39
Very nice...
  • jb
  • France (FR)
  • 22 Oct 2007, 10:54
Nice portrait, but especially beautiful model wink
Good work.
  • adaoha
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Oct 2007, 15:10
ugo, nne imara nma. I really like this pic of ugo Jide. My collegue and I spent out saturday afternoon looking through your archive and He is so so impressed. He's an electronics engineer and is dying to speak to you. So we are looking forward to your portfolio..wink
  • shan
  • usa - washington dc
  • 12 Nov 2007, 14:44
This is a beautiful shot! i love it!
  • romain
  • Tours, France
  • 15 Nov 2007, 21:46
hi ! i just discovered your work and i find it really nice ! this shot is perfect !
i'll be back smile
Excelente b/w

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