- International Women’s Day. Strength and composure, in the face of great adversity. Walking wounded leave Edgware Road Underground Station after a suicide bomb attack. The bomber blew himself up on a train at the station, killing seven passengers - one of four coordinated attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombs exploded within 50 seconds of each other on London Underground trains, and the fourth bomb occurred on a bus less than an hour later. The explosions resulted in some 56 deaths (including those of the four bombers) and 700 injuries. Surveillance video footage showed that the four men had been working together. Intelligence services have claimed links between the bombers and al-Qaeda. Edgware Road underground station, London, United Kingdom. July 07, 2005. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian. #internationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2021 #londonbombings #terroristattack #bombing #terroristattacksurvivor #terroristattackvictim #photojournalism #pressphotography #newsphotography @canonuk @canoneurope #canon #1dmkii #canon1dmkii #bw #monochrome #blackandwhiteInternational Women’s Day. Stop The War Coalition's anti war rally. A demonstrator stands firm on peace in Iraq. Trafalgar Square. 2006. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian #internationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2021 #antiwar #stopthewar @canoneurope @canonuk #canon #1dmkii #canon1dmkii #photojournalism #pressphotography @stwukI find nothing more interesting and captivating, than discussing photography in-depth with someone truly passionate. A joyous conversation with the talented Stu Smith (Smith Design and GOST Books), photographed by the wonderful Daniel Beltra in 2017. #conversations #photography @gost_books #stuartsmith #stusmith #smithdesign @danielbeltraphoto #portrait #chat #bw #monochrome @leicauk @leica_camera #leica #leicam246 #leicamonochromDifficult times ahead for the Sarkozy family as the former French President is sentenced to jail for corruption. (Archive) State visit by the President of the French Republic and Madame Nicolas Sarkozy. 1) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the Palace of Westminster. 2) President of France Nicolas Sarkozy at 10 Downing Street. London, UK. March 26, 2008. Photos: ©Edmond Terakopian. #politics #sarkozy #nicholassarkozy #carlabruni #carlabrunisarkozy @carlabruniofficial #newsphotography #pressphotography #politics #currentaffairsTough times ahead for the Sarkozy family as the former French president is sentenced to jail for corruption. (Archive) State visit by the President of the French Republic and Madame Nicolas Sarkozy. President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy visit the Palace of Westminster in London where the President made a speech to gathered politicians, Lords and guests. March 26, 2008. Photos: ©Edmond Terakopian. #politics #sarkozy #nicholassarkozy #carlabruni #carlabrunisarkozy #newsphotography #pressphotographyElegance. Leica SL2 with a Sigma L Mount 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art lens. @leicauk @leica_camera #leica #leicasl2 #sigma85mmdgdnart @sigmauk @sigmaglobalvision @sigmaphoto @sigma_japan #lmount #lmountalliance #waterbird #lake #swan #swans #gunnersburypark #nature #shape #beauty #elegance #ripple #ripples #water #night #gentle #wildlife #reflection #lake #bokeh #bw #monochrome #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography Processed in Lightroom Mobile on an iPad Pro. @lightroom @apple #ipadpro #lrmobile #lightroommobile
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Righteous Kill UK Premiere 01
I tend not to do too many celebrity oriented things. Mainly because these days everyone’s a celebrity; talented or not, and also there are so many photographers and PRs, that the chances of getting a creative shot becomes next to impossible.
However, when AP asked if I’d like to cover the UK premiere of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino’s new film, I jumped at the opportunity. These gents are probably my favourite actors. They are truly talented and I’ve been hooked on their films for many years. I would love to photograph these gents properly in a one on one situation, but alas the situation has yet to present itself.
So, the next best thing, was a movie premiere. As I mentioned already, there are many issues in this environment. Far too many photographers being one of them (which results in too many screams to get “eye line” and practically no chance of directing the subject. On top of this, we’re all squashed into a pen like sardines and on ladders). I didn’t do a count, but in the photographers’ pen at the end of the red carpet there must have been at least 35. I was relatively lucky in getting a central spot on the second row, so my trusty step ladder came into play.
Alas, as De Niro and Pacino appeared, it all went wrong! Naturally they did the rounds signing autographs for the fans and then the line of ever increasing TV interviews. They kept criss-crossing in front of us (which gave an opportunity for a few “candid” frames, but nothing amazing as there were people in the way and messy backgrounds). Finally it was our turn. Whilst the PRs controlling the event had dutifully got several “celebrities” to pose for us, when it came to the reason most of us were there, they managed a group shot! This included De Niro and Pacino, but also “50 Cent” and the film’s director Jon Avnet. Whilst these are definitely pictures worth having, for me, the main picture was of Robert and Al. I kept thinking how hard could it be to have these gents walk down the red carpet towards the photographers? All they would need to do was walk ten meters whilst talking with each other and then do a minute or two’s worth of posing and working the line.
This simple thing wasn’t to happen though and a group shot was all we got. This is pretty typical though of these huge photo calls. Too many photographers, too much shouting, too many agents, carers and PRs. Luckily the situation was half saved when the actors appeared on the cinema’s balcony, first individually and then as a group.