Category Archives: Pictures

Oblique Strategies Photographic Exhibition

London Independent Photography; Ealing Satellite Group Exhibition

Opens On September 7th, 2018.

19 photographers from Ealing London Independent Photography, have created a collection of work in response to a set of Oblique Strategies originally written by Brian Eno. The images address the challenges of creativity and how they can be overcome by ingenuity and lateral thinking.

Exhibition: 7th – 15th September 2018
Open weekdays 12pm – 7pm (Fridays until 8pm), weekends 11am – 6pm

St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH.

Huge thanks to the support of Panasonic Lumix and Pixelrights for sponsoring this project.

The project can be seen on our Pixelrights gallery website, Ealing Photo Gallery, where there is an opportunity to also purchase prints.

Also, massive thanks to Hauke from Fire & Flame for all the fabulous design work, not only creating all the fantastic leaflets, invitations and so on, but for also creating the elegant layouts and typography for the actual exhibition pieces.

The exhibition is part of Ealing BEAT (art trail).

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Image Of The Day

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Thank you to the team at Alienskin Software for their choice of today’s “Image Of The Day” on their Instagram. 

The portrait of the hugely talented Angela Simkin was made on a Panasonic Lumix G9 with a Leica DG 12-60mm lens. 

The raw image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and made into a BW using Alienskin’s Exposure X3.

If you’d like to find me on Instagram, I’m: @terakopian

RAF 100; Hawker Hurricane Print

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RAF Hawker Hurricane in RAF Battle of Britain 1940 colours. The 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Biggin Hill Air Fair 2010, Biggin Hill Airport, Kent, UK. Aircraft during the Battle of Britain set piece. June 26, 2010. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

To celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, I’ve put together a special priced print offer on one of my photographs.

The image is of a RAF Hawker Hurricane in Battle of Britain 1940 colours, during a 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain air display at the Biggin Hill Air Fair in 2010.

The sight of the fighter plane flying by rays of light as they create a break in the clouds brings special symbolism to the image, the plane and mostly to the heroism of the RAF during the Battle of Britain and WWII.

To view the image, available in colour and two variations of black and white, please visit the RAF 100 Battle Of Britain album.

11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS

Two Nominations In The People’s Category

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Happy to share that two of my street photographs were nominated by the judges of the 11th International Color Awards.

The first image was shot using a Leica M10.

Tate Modern, Bankside, London. August 01, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Tate Modern, Bankside, London. August 01, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The second image was shot on a Sony RX1RII.

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Having a quiet drink at the Beany bar. Daily life around the South Bank, London, UK. October 25, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees and a thank you to the judges.

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!

IPA 2017 Page