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Black & White Spider Awards 2016

Six Images Chosen By Judges



Thrilled to have two of my images given honourable mentions and four other images achieve nominee status in the 2016 Black & White Spider Awards.

Honourable Mention in Nature | Murmurations

Murmuration

A murmuration of starlings at dusk, just after the sunset at the beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. March 10, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The photograph was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8PRO lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

Honourable Mention in People | Backstage Reflection

Albert Herring; an Opera by Benjamin Britten

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

The photograph was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

Nominee in People | Backstage Tunnel

Albert Herring; an Opera by Benjamin Britten

Miss Wordsworth, played by Natasha Day, waits in the “cross over” tunnel backstage before going on to perform in the second act. Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. Royal College of Music, Bitten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London. July 06, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The photograph was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

Nominee in People | Street Dance

Dancers (L-R) Zunnur Zhafirah and Faye Stoeser. 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

The photograph was made using a Leica M Monochrom (M246) and Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH (FLE) lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

Nominee in People | Street Dancers

Dancer Zunnur Zhafirah (foreground). 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

The photograph was made using a Leica M Monochrom (M246) and Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH (FLE) lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

Nominee in People | Warming Up

Albert Herring; an opera by Benjamin Britten

Simon Grange warms up before going on stage for the student auditions for Britten’s Albert Herring. Royal College of Music, Bitten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London. January 20, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The photograph was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens, processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro

As always, I’m most thankful for those who allow me to immerse myself into their lives and photograph a segment of their being. The exceptionally talented musicians from the Royal College of Music and the amazing dancers on the South Bank; thank you all.

A spokesperson for the awards notes “7,556 entries were received from 71 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall.”

The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including
National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA,
Paris; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels;
Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography;
Young & Rubicam, Lima; and Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding, Sydney.

Winning Image In PPOTY Competition

First Place, Street Photography

Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his image, Love Your Job, which won the Street Photography category of the Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) competition, 2013. Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. November 21, 2013. Photo: Kevin Mullins | www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk

Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his image, Love Your Job, which won the Street Photography category of the Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) competition, 2013. Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. November 21, 2013. Photo: Kevin Mullins | www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Absolutely delighted to announce that my image, Love Your Job, has been voted as the winner of the Street Photography category in the Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 competition. Truly great news. Also very happy for my short film Solitude to have made the top four in the short movie category and for my news image from an anti war demo to have made the top 20 of the news section.

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Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Drinks reception at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Drinks reception at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Talks at the Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Talks at the Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

L-R: Rebecca Stead (Art Editor, PP), photographer Edmond Terakopian and Kate Hopewell-Smith (columnist, PP) Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013 awards ceremony at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

L-R: Rebecca Stead (Art Editor, PP), photographer Edmond Terakopian and Kate Hopewell-Smith (columnist, PP) Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013 awards ceremony at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Many congratulations to all the winners and huge thanks to all the judges and Professional Photographer magazine.

The winning image, Love Your Job, was shot on a Leica M9 using a Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH lens. The image was processed using Apple’s Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Professional Photographer magazine has produced this wonderful digital edition covering the competition, including all the finalists as well as winners’ work. Look out also for my shortlisted entries into the short movie and news categories.

On a related note to this picture & news, I’d like to share some extremely kind words from the DPreview Forum:

“Wow, just wow!

Sometimes I enter the Leica forum to see street photography, and I keep asking myself if the HCB (Henri Cartier Bresson) style is somehow possible nowadays.

What I mean, is that in the classical HCB work, people would dress differently, the streets were different, and the whole mood of society felt different in almost everything those days.

So I ask myself, in today’s iPhone generation, when everything is disposable and lacks charm, when streets are almost Blade Runner like, when people itself do not evoke thoughts anymore, is there any way to bring back that HCB charming style to today’s street photography?

Your award winning shot just answered: a sound YES.

Your magnificent shot is exactly what I imagine HCB would do today.

The mood, the message, the dynamics, the composition, the elements combined in a perfect storm (no pun intended).

No doubt it’s an award winning shot.

It glows with quality, lots and lots of it.

Thanks for sharing this master piece.”

Marcio Napoli

www.marcionapoli.com

Two Images Awarded “Marks of Excellence”

I Shot It B&W Photo Competition

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Extremely happy to share that two of my images have been awarded “Marks of Excellence” in the I Shot It Photo Competition.

The first image is a street photograph, taken whilst walking around Fleet Street and The Strand after being subject of a photo shoot, in a project on The Photographers of Fleet Street.

Street life. Stairs and the businessman. Essex Street, London WC2. February 14, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Street life. Stairs and the businessman. Essex Street, London WC2. February 14, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Judges Comment: This could be a portrait, a magazine photo or a street photo. The unusual crop that allow the viewer to see more than just the alley lifts the photo to being a photo from a time period as well. Yet, everything leads to the person walking, and that is what makes it work and sets the atmosphere.

The second is an image taken of some British gentlemen out for a summer saunter. During the walk of several miles, the group popped into an art gallery and this image presented itself.

The Summer Saunter. A group of bold and independent men led by stylist Timothy Lord and The Chap Magazine’s Albion step out in style in the name of sartorial freedom, from the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral to Mayfair’s Berkeley Square in a demonstration of solidarity with all men who dare to dress differently. London, UK. Toby Pennington at an exhibition by Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Marlborough Contemporary gallery, Albemarle Street, London, where the gentlemen stopped for a Champagne break. July 21, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian  July 21, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The Summer Saunter. A group of bold and independent men led by stylist Timothy Lord and The Chap Magazine’s Albion step out in style in the name of sartorial freedom, from the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral to Mayfair’s Berkeley Square in a demonstration of solidarity with all men who dare to dress differently. London, UK. Toby Pennington at an exhibition by Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Marlborough Contemporary gallery, Albemarle Street, London, where the gentlemen stopped for a Champagne break. July 21, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian July 21, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Judges Comment: This could be the artist or just a fashionable guest at a gallery. The composition tell a story of a man, a piece of art and a city outside in one photo, elegantly framed with light and shadow. Well done!

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Mark Of Excellence

I Shot It Competition

René Burri. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

René Burri. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Very happy to share that my portrait of legendary Magnum Photos photographer René Burri has been awarded a Mark Of Excellence by the judges of the I Shot It competition.

The judges commented, “Great style and a portrait ‘in motion’ that might be one of the best of the person. Simple and informal, yet very formal and iconic. Who wants to be photographed in a studio if you can get a photo like this by simply sitting down for a moment?”.

Highly Commended: Multimedia Section

The Press Photographers’ Year 2013

The results of The Press Photographer’s Year 2013 were announced on 1st July, showcasing the very best press photography from 2011 & 2012 taken for and used by the UK news media.

The Press Photographers' Year (PPY) website, Highly Commended, Multimedia section.

The Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) website, Highly Commended, Multimedia section.

Absolutely delighted and honoured to have had my work chosen by the judges of PPY 2013 (Press Photographers’ Year). I was fortunate to receive “Highly Commended” in the Multimedia section, for a project I shot on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) which was produced and edited by the very talented Neil Patience at TAP TV.

The video was shot over several months using Canon 5D MkII cameras and lenses, and edited by Neil Patience using FCP 7. For the multimedia piece, further photographs were taken using Leica M9 cameras and lenses, and the piece was re-edited by me using FCP X. All audio was recorded using Rode microphones; the VideoMic, VideoMic Pro and NTG-3. The film had it’s premiere screening at St James’s Palace.

“Now in its seventh year, the competition’s aim is to demonstrate that even in an age of rolling television news, internet and satellite communication, the traditional still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience and is the most effective way to show the world the world as it really is.”

I’m also delighted that one of my photographs (“Love Your Job”) was also selected for the PPY exhibition at the National Theatre in London. It will be featured in “Features” section, joining the 150 images chosen from the just over 12,500 submitted by 390 photographers, from over 20 countries. All the winning images can be viewed on this slide show and details of the winners are also on this list. A full Press Release is also available.

The Press Photographers' Year (PPY) website, "Features" section.

The Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) website, “Features” section.

Huge congratulations to all the winners; this year’s winning imagery is spectacular and the exhibition is definitely one not to miss; National Theatre, South Bank, London, from July 6th to August 31st, 2013.

Nominee In The Photography Masters Cup

6th Annual Photography Masters Cup

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A 1935 Ford Pickup truck parked in the NT (National Theatre) underground car park. London. May 07, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian 2012

A 1935 Ford Pickup truck parked in the NT (National Theatre) underground car park. London. May 07, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian 2012

I’m delighted to share this good news! Whilst on assignment on London’s South Bank I came across this gorgeous old Ford pickup truck and couldn’t resist photographing it; very happy that I did! The rusty pipes and concrete really added to the feel of the image as did the single overhead light. The image was shot on my Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH (FLE).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER EDMOND TERAKOPIAN

LOS ANGELES (February 19th, 2013) – Professional photographer Edmond Terakopian of the UK was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Americana at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of one of the industry’s most important events for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Edmond Terakopian’s “Old Ford Pickup Truck”, an exceptional image entered in the Americana category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. http://www.photomasterscup.com.