12 May 2008

Alakija

Often images speak volumes or capture a moment that may never be repeated. I won't go overboard on this but photography and imagery can be so powerful or subtle or both. I can spend hours looking at photographs of almost anything!

A friend of mine, Jide Alakija has a very interesting photoblog. There is a great variety of moments, smiles, colours, textures. Warning!!! it is very addictive but please have a look at Jide's photoblog and let me know what you think. I have so many favourites from his work but then thought I'd ask him to choose one of his favourite images and tell me why he had chosen it.

Here it is and his reason for his choice.



This is a shot of two very good friends who you may know but are very special to me. Adebola Okelarin and Segun Okelarin (nee Garuba). This was a shot during a video footage where my friend, Charlie Goring was filming for their wedding. I not only like the pure expression of love in the photo but also how the elements around the photo all seem to smother them as Ade expresses his love. I also think it represents how much he loves her in the public eye, as you can see this photo was taken in an open/public space. This shot means a lot to me in light of the ups and downs they have both had coming up to their wedding. As an artist capturing a moment like is more than just skill but honour, as they have shared one of their lovely times with me.

www.alakija.com

Thank you for stopping by!

7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I love this photo, too. The colors of their clothing against the grey sky, rock wall and that little punch of blue...not to mention the love emanating from this couple... wonderful.

Had a look at the photoblog. Wow! What wonderful portraits and images. Genius. I've added the link to my blog roll so I can oogle them all later.

Camilla said...

I just spent about an hour looking at his photos- they are fantastic. Thanks for the link!

Autonomous Artisans said...

Wow, fabulous work! Thanks for the link.

La Alicia said...

lovely photo! that will be so nice for them to look at in the future and remember what they were like when they were young. :)

Urbanknit said...

thank you all so much for taking the time to check out his work and for leaving comments, much appreciated!

Memory said...

That is an absolutely stunning photograph, so intimate and beautiful.

fly tie said...

great pic. thanks for the link.

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