Jide Alakija

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This is more of an editorial composition than anything else in case you're wondering. Infact that's what this photograph is about.

There were some sharpening issues during upload and whilst you may say it's an over sharpened shot, the un-shaperned version looks very bland. Anyway I hope you enjoy it and for some of you who are very familiar with Film photography this took ages to post process. In the end I have come out very satisfied with the out put and even happy that I was able to produce something that looked similar to something I've seen produced by Herb Ritts

Okay am I making a big claim there?

comments (16)

  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • 21 May 2008, 00:42
This one goes beyond photography, Jide. This leads us into some spiritual realms.
Jide Alakija: Now that's deep. Thanks. I think I was in a spiritual mood when I did this one. At least in the post processing, I'm really concerned about what's going on in China and Burma!
  • Chal
  • 21 May 2008, 01:09
I love this photo Jide! I am a sucker for intensified film grains. Not sure why. I really do like this! It's brilliant


Teach me
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chalya, you've now given me a sudden push to do some more. I've done a few in the past but not got this sort of response.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 21 May 2008, 02:00
It's a powerful photograph. I am most impressed.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Larry
Sweet sweet work
Jide Alakija: Thanks thanks!! smile
  • Stan
  • 21 May 2008, 06:26
Nicely done mate. The texture created by the sharpening really makes the image.

Pray tell, who is the model smile
Jide Alakija: Thanks! Though the sharpening IMO is a bit too much but there was no way I could control it properly! My stylus and Wacom pad died! halfway through the post processing sad
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2008, 09:15
Taking it to the next level mate!! I love this well done!
Jide Alakija: You love her too??? Incubus...I worry about you!
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2008, 10:05
Jide I DID NOT SAY I LOVE HER!!! I said i love the photograph!!! Is this the wind up wind up show???? Anyways again I say.... lovely image and processing, Well done!
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 21 May 2008, 10:17
powerful image (didn't expect less)

i like the fact that you've used black to enshroud the back of her head in mystery
somehow, that black ends too abruptly
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2008, 10:40
Totally arresting. Masterful work Jide.
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 21 May 2008, 13:02
I totally, like,... dig!
  • deji77
  • Europe
  • 21 May 2008, 14:37
i like a lot smile
  • ada
  • 21 May 2008, 19:47
great take..me likey...
  • stacy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 May 2008, 12:32
hmmm jide. yes i do remeber you taking this pic. i've lost that earring and the pics we took that day are my only memories ...booohoo! it was so random that day but sometimes randoms best! this is like way cool! i like the way my head comes from nowhere! well done homie!x
  • Bumi thomas
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2008, 20:23
Gasp!!!! the sheer beauty of this image/the photographic reflection of femine beauty takes my breath away.

Jide Alakija... Respect.

  • Boye
  • US
  • 19 Jun 2008, 22:18
Damn! This one moves me. she moves me. This ranks up there for me with your 'children of Rwanda #3: attention'.

gobsmackingly beautiful.
  • Ovo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Aug 2008, 21:08
What her face painted?

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