Jide Alakija

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I changed the title of my photoblog from "Alakija.com" to "Life of a YPJ (Young Photojournalist)" recently. The plan over the next posts is to display images from my walks and time with the camera.

My Tip: Someone asked me once how to decide when to use black and white processing in an image. The answer to that is that really it depends on you and your style. Traditionally B&W photos have been used to emphasise the message or story behind the shot. I'd like to liken it to walking into a room and all the noise has been removed from that room. Somehow you noticed a lot more in the picture. This is the reason I used it to tell stories.

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  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2009, 00:09
lol.... the dude with the hoodie... doesn't seem to be impressed by the fine african aroma.

I'm not sure about the title though.. seems like your looking for a backlash matey.... be warned!
  • Mo
  • London
  • 11 Feb 2009, 02:28
Great capture. Hoodie guy's expression is priceless.
Oh, by the way, I am renaming this photo 'Jollof Rice Guys'. Their food is good!
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2009, 06:50
good photojournalistic shot. love the expression of the guy in the hoodie. hmmmmmm....... jollof rice..... I'm hungry already....... feed me Jide...... feed me
Like the action in this ... but I'd crop out the roof awning above the highest light bulb ... it seems to be a distraction. Then also the whole scene is more panoramic.

''Please sir .... I want some more.''

great capture...looks like a criminal getting away or something of that sort.....nice bnw as well....a bit noisy but ...nice one
So was this taken back in the day then? Its a bit of a quiet shot I think and the only real future on it I would say is the hooded guys staring at the pots. Have a look at my shots Jide, I am still light years away but I have an inspiration in me that a lack of equipment certainly can not kill. I need critics and advice.

Hoodie certainly not a happy bunny!! priceles capture>
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2009, 19:51
the guy in the hood looks like sylar!
is it me, or is the cook on our right on the phone?
  • Layi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2009, 09:28
Ha ha! hooie guy DOES look like Sylar! lol!

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