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photoblog image Nupe Princess

Nupe Princess

The days or truth

and transparency

birth nature at its best

untampered, unaltered, undiluted

eyes that are a window to the soul

reveal the essence of truth:

the pathway to peace and tranquility.

-               Dzana Sokomba

Portrait of a dear friend of mine, Dzana. I've always thought she was quite the Nubian princess, so after church on Sunday, I begged her to let me take her picture. So after getting her put on this gorgeous "ankara" (printed cloth) and letting down her braids she obliged me with this beautifully innocent pose.  In a world that's becoming increasingly artifical, Dzana (the model) is one of the few people i know who's naturally beautiful sans MAC and airbrushing (and i'm not just talking about photoshop ). It probably has something to do with the fact that she's Nupe. For those of you who don't know, Nupe is a tribe in Mid/Northern-Nigeria. Also drew some inspiration from her depth (Dzana's a very talented writer/poet). Was going for the natural/ethnic look when i took this pic as Dzana has a way of pulling off any look well. Hope y'all like, especially her fiance, Emmanuel ( yep, she's taken).

P.S. I'd like to know what you think of this version of today's picture: http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/22326.htm

 

Nupe Princess

The days or truth

and transparency

birth nature at its best

untampered, unaltered, undiluted

eyes that are a window to the soul

reveal the essence of truth:

the pathway to peace and tranquility.

-               Dzana Sokomba

Portrait of a dear friend of mine, Dzana. I've always thought she was quite the Nubian princess, so after church on Sunday, I begged her to let me take her picture. So after getting her put on this gorgeous "ankara" (printed cloth) and letting down her braids she obliged me with this beautifully innocent pose.  In a world that's becoming increasingly artifical, Dzana (the model) is one of the few people i know who's naturally beautiful sans MAC and airbrushing (and i'm not just talking about photoshop ). It probably has something to do with the fact that she's Nupe. For those of you who don't know, Nupe is a tribe in Mid/Northern-Nigeria. Also drew some inspiration from her depth (Dzana's a very talented writer/poet). Was going for the natural/ethnic look when i took this pic as Dzana has a way of pulling off any look well. Hope y'all like, especially her fiance, Emmanuel ( yep, she's taken).

P.S. I'd like to know what you think of this version of today's picture: http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/22326.htm

 

comments (11)

I just have to say this. U r VERY talented!
I cannot believe u r taking all these pictures with a camera phone!!!
Wow...amazing....keep it up girl...
Yeah, the model is fab...her look in the photograph is priceless
Morenike Olagbaju: Thank you! About the look, i know exactly what you mean - was lucky to have caught it on camera.
  • blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 19 Sep 2006, 09:53
She is fabulous. Well done.
Morenike Olagbaju: Thanks, B. It was you i originally thought of using as a model for this photograph. You would have been fabulous too. However, the fear of your significant other was indeed the beginning of my wisdom...

p.s. i really miss you guys. Should be back in the office tomorrow. see you then!
Lovely lighting. Taking us to newer heights I see.
prefer this one, damn it all the women are taken!!
Morenike Olagbaju: Lol!
  • Me
  • Lalaland
  • 19 Sep 2006, 20:11
Hey, it's Dzana!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2006, 21:54
Ok Morenike, you have great imagination with your work and I can not believe that you are doing it with a Nokia. Great image Mal
Morenike Olagbaju: Thanks, Mal, and good to have you drop by.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2006, 23:14
Can't wait for you to try something like this with an actual camera... this is really good. I prefer this shot to the sepia one as the colours in this one are rich, bold yet smudged. I like it thata way.
Morenike Olagbaju: Can't wait myself. Though if truth be told, it's a bit scary. Taking pictures with an SLR must be more complicated than a using a point and shoot. Still can't wait to get my hands on one when i go on vacation.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 Sep 2006, 23:35
I really am waiting for those lovely shots I definitely know you will get once you have a camera.

Suby

P.s
Sorry not been around much, making major changes in the Substers life and hardly anytime for blogging smile
Morenike Olagbaju: Thanks, Subs. About hardly having the time to blog i totally understand. this is the first picture i've posted in weeks! But i see you're still putting up shots daily. When i grow up... wink
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 01:49
an interesting shot indeed
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 02:36
I find that i tend to agree with suby on this beautiful blogger. I wait so impatiently for the day you get ya hands on a camera. Nice composition for this one. Keep up the good work.
Morenike Olagbaju: once again, i'm chuffed... Thanks, A. i'm learning a lot from you guys at shutterchance everyday, albeit without a proper camera. so i guess i should be saying keep up the good work.
nice portrait

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