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Digital Impact Awards 2017

Gold Award – Barclays and Speak Media

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Photographer and film maker Edmond Terakopian after a video shoot in the Barclays building in Canary Wharf. Barclays, 1 Churchill Place, London. Photo: David Sandison

Very happy to share that the team at Speak Media have won the Digital Impact Awards Best Corporate Website gold award for their work for Barclays. I’m thrilled to be part of this multi award-winning team and been fortunate to help with his project with shooting various videos for Barclays’ award winning website. It’s been a joy to work with such a talented group of people.

12TH BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS

Five Images Nominated By Judges


Happy to share that five of my images were nominated by the judges of the Black and White Spider Awards, in the professional section, across five different categories.

“Spider Awards 2017 proves once again to be a great challenge for the jury to select the best images of the year. Every year this photographic competition increases its quality of content, reputation and prestige” said juror Andrea de Polo, Cultural Heritage Consultant at Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive in Florence.

Curator and Arts Writer Paola Anselmi added “Congratulations to all the winners. A great deal of humanity and soul in this year’s selection, maybe it is a sign of the times and a promise for future awards and photography in general.”

“This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.”

Portrait Category
La finta giardiniera

Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London.

Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Voigtlander 17.5mm Nokton f0.95 lens.

People Category
Aromi Ice Cream

A lady serves ice cream at Aromi cafe, Cambridge.

Shot on a Leica M Monochrom (M-246) and vintage 1959 Leitz 50mm Summilux.

Children Of The World Category
Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Chorister (L-R) Lukas Siemens, Connor Carnathan, Elliot Bowes and Freddie Sparke. Westminster Cathedral Choir School. The choir rehearsing in Westminster Cathedral, London.

Shot on a Fujifilm GFX-50S and Fujinon GF63mm lens.

Fine Art Category
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Corridors at the Citizen M hotel, Tower Hill, London.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 25mm lens.

Advertising Category
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Hanson cement mixer lorry, Tower Hill, London.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F, using a Nikkor 24mm f2 and a tilt adapter.

The images were all shot in raw and processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro.

PDN Faces Contest

Kindly Cast Your Vote!

I’ve decided to enter five portraits into the PDN Faces contest. As much as I thoroughly dislike any contests with a public vote, alas, this has exactly that. Contests should be judged by a jury of experience, not by one’s social media standing.

I’d like to share with you the five entries, and to even out the playing field, I’d appreciate your quick vote if you like any of the pictures. As far as I’m aware, you can vote for more than one image (done on the PDN Faces website). If you really like the image, feel free to share it via the share button on the PDN Faces website. Thanks 🙂

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/1

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Contemporary Dancer Zunnur Zhafirah (Zee) by the graffiti covered tunnels known as the Waterloo Vaults, Leake Street, London, United Kingdom. Shot on a Leica M10.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/2

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Mezzo Soprano Ida Ränzlöv. Royal College of Music, London, UK. Shot on a Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/3

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Director of Opera and Conductor Michael Rosewell backstage, moments before the opera begins. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Opening night. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 MarkII.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/4

Poulenc and Chabrier

Dressing rooms during the intermission; (L-R) Assistant Director of Opera, Christopher Middleton gives feedback to Julieth Lozano, who sings the part of Gontran. Alice Bell and Rosanna Cooper get ready. Dress rehearsal; Poulenc and Chabrier double bill by the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, UK. Shot on a Sony A9.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/5

Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Chorister (L-R) Lukas Siemens, Connor Carnathan, Elliot Bowes and Freddie Sparke. Westminster Cathedral Choir School. The choir rehearsing in Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London. Shot on a Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/6

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After the dress rehearsal, the actors gather for notes. Laurence Fox (as Henry) listens as director Stephen Unwin (foreground) gives back his feedback. Dress Rehearsal of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (a co-production by Cambridge Arts Theatre with Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Theatre, Kingston). Cambridge Arts Theatre. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/7

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Laurence Fox (as Henry). Rehearsals of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (a co-production by Cambridge Arts Theatre with Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Theatre, Kingston). Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London, UK. August 18, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

IPA 2017 – The Religion Of Basketball

Honourable Mention in the International Photography Awards

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Thrilled to share that one of my images has received an Honourable Mention, along with the work of six other colleagues from around the world, in the professional Sport category, Court Sports.

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The Religion Of Basketball. Outdoor basketball. Clapham Common, London. April 06, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The photograph was made whilst I was exploring Clapham Common, on my way to an exhibition opening nearby. Regular readers will know of my passion for street photography and documenting daily life. It always pays to explore and have a camera handy whilst doing so.

The image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and a 25mm lens. The image was processed in Adobe’s Lightroom and the BW conversion finished in Alienskin Exposure X2.

Many congratulations to all the IPA 2017 winners and all whose work received an Honourable Mention. My thanks also to the jury who found my photograph interesting!

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2017 TZIPAC Zebra Awards

Four Images In The Finals

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Happy to share that four of my images are finalists in the 5th Zebra Awards and a further five managed to reach the second stage of judging. Many thanks to all the judges and congratulations to all the winners and other finalists.

Finalists

Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and a Voigtlander 17.5mm Nokton f0.95 lens.

Shot on a Leica M (Type 240) and a Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE lens.

Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and an Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F with a tilt adapter and a Nikon 24mm f2.0 lens.

Second Stage Images

Shot on a Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) and a vintage Leica 50mm Summilux lens.

Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and a Voigtlander 17.5mm Nokton f0.95 lens.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F and an Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens.

Shot on a Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) and a vintage Leica 50mm Summilux lens.

Shot on an Olympus PEN-F and an Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens.

10th Annual International Color Awards

Two Images Nominated By Judges

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Delighted to share that two of my images were nominated in the 10th Annual International Color Awards. Alas no wins, but still nice to get a couple of images chosen out of the 6178 entries. In a slight departure from my normal work, one of the images was in the Abstract category and the other in Fine Art.

Nominee in Abstract | Backstage Light

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A backstage light at the end of the cross over tunnel. Hänsel und Gretel, Royal College of Music, London. June 29, 2016.

 

This was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II using a Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 lens. The raw image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Alienskin Exposure X2.

Nominee in Fine Art | Light

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The cold blue of the early morning light is warmed by an artifical lightbulb in a stair way. London. May 23, 2016.

This was shot on a Leica M (Type 240) using a Leica 50mm Noctilux ASPH lens. The raw image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Alienskin Exposure X2.

Smithsonian Photo Of The Day

La finta giardiniera

Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. November 25, 2016. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Delighted to share that Smithsonian.com has chosen my image from the current production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at the Royal College of Music as their Photo Of The Day.

It is indeed an honour to have an image selected from their 357,869 photographs, spanning 236 countries. The photograph was made backstage as part of my ongoing personal project “Life Between The Scenes” which explores the moments backstage as performers get ready before going on stage.

It was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and a Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 Nokton m43 lens.

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