Hi everyone, my name is Noordeen Uthman, my family, friends, colleagues call me Deen, aka din of London. Loved the Photography medium from an early age, although I've since gone fully digital, I occasionally still shoot B&W film on my Dynax 7. Glory glory Super Spurs, and I really really love eating beef.
Love old school soul & rnb, Afro Beat, Fuji, Juju, Apala, jazz fusion (with a little bit of smooth jazz), a Nas fan although I do have a couple of Jay Z albums. In general am open to anything worth listening to. Massive vinyl and CD collection as that is my other vice :-)
Full filled a long time dream a couple of years ago of watching Peabo Bryson play live in concert, a truly amazing singer and performer. Would have loved to have had a one-to-one conversation with the 'Great Abami Eda' Fela.
My claim to fame includes meeting - Wifey, Elvis Costello (he's wife Diana Krall is not only pretty, but has an amazing voice), Prince Charles (not quite tall as he looks on TV, but very charming), The great Bob James (Humble and a true gentleman, spent an hour chatting to him at the Barbican. It was surreal!!), Peter White, Johnathan Butler (did a duet with him at the Pizza Express (ok sang a couple of notes)), Marcus Miller (amazing producer, writer and performer), Fourplay (incl. Larry Carlton not Lee Ritenour), Ruth Kelly, Damon Dash, Joe Sample, Myleena Klass (sat 3 rows away from her at a concert - very hot! in jeans & T shirt), Adebayo Jones (ok he's my cousin) & brushed shoulders with Trevor Nelson.
Big Spurs fan, to all u Spurs fans who have since become Arsenal Fans overnight :-( :-( , Boo you!!. Anyone who's a friend of Sol Campbell isn't a friend of mine, in fact my blood still boils from he's treachery!!! (Breathe in, breathe out, now am calm).
I've got three sprogs, Ayo who's goo-goo gaa-gaa (just over 3 months old) at the moment, Temidayo(Smiley) age 8 going on 9 who supports Arsenal and Morayo (Grumpy) age 5 going on 6 who supports Chelsea, just imagine my predicament. And wifey couldn't care less about football (I just pray she's not a West Ham fan in denial). My In-laws are all Man U fans, so I have to live with that as well (Just joking Jnr :-) ).
A big shout out to wifey, for affording me the time and opportunity on my photography while holding down the fort. Love you to bits Ohu!!
You can also catch me @ http://fotografa.aminus3.com/
You can also catch me @ facebook.com/dinoflondon
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Mobile & Text: 07780695670
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"You can with a Canon" Fotografa
"Dear God, please buy me a Canon 1Ds MK III" Amen
"Gear is good, vision is better" Anon
Blah, blah, blah, you've heard it all before, just ask!! But just in case!!!
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