Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2016
I’ve received my customary annual rejection email from the judges of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. However, nice to see the prize is slowly warming up to my work:
“However, I did want to let you know that your photograph(s) did make it through to the second round of judging which included around 346 images. This year we had a total of 4,303 prints submitted into the competition from 1,842 photographers so the competition was very strong.”, Keeley Carter, Exhibitions Manager.
Roll on next year! As is customary, I’d like to share my entry images with you.
Dancer Faye Stoeser (on left). J’Agura (The Present Of Now), Means Of Engagement present a contemporary dance performance titled “Embellished Abundance”. Creation and composition by Muti Musafiri and Nella Turkki. The performers are young dancers from London, ranging in age from 20 to 28. Organised by the South Bank Youth Club. The dancers are along the Queen’s Walk, South Bank, London, United Kingdom. August 28, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Freelance stage crew member Joe Meyer helps collect a sky backdrop as it is lowered. Technicians begin rigging up the lighting for Britten’s Albert Herring at the Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London. June 10, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Polly Leech (who plays Florence Pike) backstage, waiting for her cue. Full company, stage and piano rehearsals. Albert Herring. Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London. June 17, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Edward, the thoughtful superhero. July 19, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Elvis dressed as Iron Man shows his strength as he breaks a twig at his older brother’s birthday party. Roxbourne Park, Ruislip. April 03, 2016. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
The final performance of Albert Herring at the Britten Theatre, RCM. Miss Wordsworth, played by Sofia Larsson, reflects on her performance backstage and awaits her cue for her next scene in the second act. Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. Royal College of Music, Bitten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London. July 08, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
For the technically minded, the three backstage colour images were shot on Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras with Olympus M.Zuiko lenses, apart from the backstage shot featuring balloons, which was with a Voigtlander Nokton f0.95 lens. The colour batman portrait was shot on an Olympus PEN E-P5.
The two black and white images were shot on a Leica Monochrom (M246) with Leica lenses.
All editing and processing was done on Adobe Lightroom. The colour images were finished in Alienskin Exposure X and the monochrome images were finished in Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.
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