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IPA 2017 – The Religion Of Basketball

Honourable Mention in the International Photography Awards

IPA 2017 logo

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.

The Religion Of Basketball

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

 

A Wonderful Experience

“Good Energy”

"Embellished Abundance" was directed by Nella Turkki and Muti Musafiri; a short creation with young dancers from London, was part of the J'Agura event by Muti Musafiri and the South Bank Centre Youth Club. London. August 28, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

“Embellished Abundance” was directed by Nella Turkki and Muti Musafiri; a short creation with young dancers from London, was part of the J’Agura event by Muti Musafiri and the South Bank Centre Youth Club. London. August 28, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Had a wonderfully enriching experience; love it when life brings unexpected joys such as this. After collecting my failed entry into the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize on Friday, I was driving straight home. Something made me change my mind as I was drawn to the South Bank, for absolutely no solid reason, other than a feeling.

Camera in hand, I began wondering around and in a short time stumbled across an amazing group of dancers performing amongst the public, along the Queens Walk on the South Bank. They were superb. I approached them afterwards to find out some details and was told they were just practicing ahead of their proper performance later in the evening. So, naturally I hung around.

Ahead of the performance, the group got together in a circle to mentally prepare. I was watching this from outside, contemplating a photograph when voices called out. A few of the dancers called out for me to join in the circle as I had a “good energy”! How very wonderful! Such a gift to get magical experiences like this. The performance was wonderful, made lovely images and ended in such great conversations with the dancers. Just fabulous 🙂

On a technical note, the image was made with a Leica Monochrom (Type 246) and a Leica 35mm FLE Summilux, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Fotoura Street Photo Of The Year 2014

My Entry; Your Vote Is Appreciated

Apologies as I need ask for your help again. Sadly another competition with a public vote! Still, if you like my photograph “Love Your Job”, your vote would be hugely appreciated. Above the shot, on the left is the “Vote For This As The Winner”.

TO VIEW & VOTE FOR “LOVE YOUR JOB”

Many, many thanks 🙂

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