Jide Alakija

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Weddings aren't for kids...

How are you doing today? I spend a lot of time talking about my thoughts and I never really get to find out what's going on at your end. So yes 'how are you?' I think I would like to find out more of what's been going on in your lives. At lot of you are just spectators and are very shy to say anything. I know the feeling, trust me. It's like going to watch a stand up comedy show. You make sure you don't sit in front of the stage for fear that the comic will decide to pick on you. Keeping very discrete and quite is the thing.

For those of you who are very bold and have something to share this is your time. I would very much like to hear what you think of Alakija.com.

comments (4)

  • Mo
  • London
  • 20 Mar 2008, 00:13
Incredible! That's what I think of Alakija.com. You are a true inspiration and the evolution of your work is phenomenal! Only one point I have to disagree with.... weddings are all about the kids! From your archives, your most evocative wedding photos are all of children (in my humble opinion). Keep it up!
Jide Alakija: Oh why thank you Mo. I'm actually thinking of flipping the script a little. I'm a little bored of the documentary stuff I've been posting of late. I think it's time to focus on something a little less thought-provoking, don't you think?
Fabulous image ... I've just browsed your 'about' notes . I'd be interested to know your views on the difference / similarities between 'photo journalism' and 'street photography'. richard
Jide Alakija: Hi Richard, thanks for your message. In regards to your question, Photojournalism is basically the art of reporting the news in photographs, street photography is just the genre of photography where one takes photographs relating to street life. You can do a photojournalistic approach to your street photography if you choose, you could also do your fashion photography with Street photography.

I hope this helps.
  • Tobi Sotubo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Mar 2008, 01:23
I am very well thank you, my day today consisted of a surprise 80th birthday party. The story behind the party is actual quite a special one which made today's celebrations incredibly touching. That was just to answer the question "how are you?"

As for Alakija.com you know for a fact this is one of my favourite sites for many reasons. One of them being that you can actually see a real development in your work and knowing you personally I think it also ties into your development as a person as well. Even if one does not know you personally they can still ascertain aspects of your personality, and to be able to share this through pictures is a form of art in itself and a true gift. There has been a definite change in your style of recent as you have grown in confidence. Nonetheless, I still value the integrity of your old work. I cant wait to see Alakija.com develop into its next phase/style, whatever that direction that maybe your work will always be recognisable.
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 25 Mar 2008, 04:56
Well framed, although I think you focus is a bit off, it almost looks like your lens back focused here.


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