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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.


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.

Eight Images in TZIPAC Zebra Award Finals

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8 Pictures Judged As Finalists In Black & White Photo Competition

Astonished and overjoyed to share that that eight of my photographs reached the finals of the BW specialist competition, the 4th TZIPAC Zebra Awards.


Seven of the images were shot on Olympus OM-D cameras (E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II) and one of the images (the urban dance image) was shot on a Leica Monochrom.

Whilst non of the images went onto win, having eight photographs get into the finals is pretty special! Huge congratulations to the winners; there was some exceptional photography.


First Prize; Abstract Category

Black and White Spider Awards

Award Winning Street Photography

I’m delighted to share the good news that I have won first place in the abstract category of the Black and White Spider Awards for my image titled “Hands With Legs”.

“8,223 entries were received from 72 countries and your work received
a high percentage of votes overall”, creative director of the awards, Basil O’Brien.

1st place winner of the Abstract category. “Hands With Legs”. Lorenzo Quinn’s During Love, Halcyon Gallery, Bruton Street, London. April 01, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

I’m also happy to share that another image, “Outfits” has been nominated in the people category of these awards.

Nominated in the People category. “Outfits”. London’s Southbank. July 22, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Both shots were part of my continuing series of street photography taken around London. I shot both images with my Leica M9, using a 50mm Summicron for the winning image and a 50mm Noctilux ASPH for the nominated shot. Both photographs were processed using Apple’s Aperture 3 and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Surprisingly, I am one of only four winners from the UK and only two of us won first prize in our respective categories. To see all the winning images, click the logo below:

Press Release



LONDON (June 16, 2012) – Professional photographer Edmond Terakopian from the UK was presented with the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement award, in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London who honored Spider Fellows with 180 coveted title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,223 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Edmond Terakopian’s “Hands With Legs”, an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the 1st Place, Outstanding Achievement award”.

You can view the 7th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/7th

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. 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.

The B&W Connoisseur’s Camera?

The  Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom. Photo: © Leica

It does at first glance appear a tad odd; a digital camera that only shoots in black and white. There are two types of photographer who this camera will appeal too though; the high end enthusiast who is into monochrome photography and also the established professional photographer who has made a name for themselves by shooting black and white.

I’m very much hoping to do a hands on review soon, but meanwhile, Andreas Jürgensen from the Leica Forum has done an interesting video review.

The camera certainly appears not to be a Leica M9 which just shoots in B&W. It does indeed have a brand new sensor and it’s ISO range is upped to 10,000. Watching the video and listening to Andreas’ conclusions, the camera produces noiseless images at 3200 ISO and absolutely usable images at 8000 ISO. The sensor also renders massive amounts of micro detail. This camera appears to be an astonishing tool; an interesting concept brought to life with a brave decision making by Leica and also executed in a magnificent way. I really cannot wait to shoot with this camera and make some prints on my iPF6300 and Hahnemuhle paper!

Update: I’ve just read a fantastic piece by Jonathan Slack on the Leica M Monochrom; well worth a read and definitely check out the wonderful gallery of images.

Update: There are some images by Magnum Photos photographer Jacob Aue Sobol on the Leica M Monochrom site that are well worth checking out.