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Marks Of Excellence

I Shot It Competition

Pleased to share that two of my images have been awarded the “Mark of Excellence” in the I Shot It Premium Photo Competition.

A commuter, one of many walking wounded, leaves the Edgware Road Underground Station, still clutching his morning paper. A suicide bomber blew himself up on a tube train at the station, killing seven passengers. This was one of four terrorist attacks on the transport system, resulting in 52 innocent deaths. London, 7 July 2005. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

A commuter, one of many walking wounded, leaves the Edgware Road Underground Station, still clutching his morning paper. A suicide bomber blew himself up on a tube train at the station, killing seven passengers. This was one of four terrorist attacks on the transport system, resulting in 52 innocent deaths. London, 7 July 2005.
Photo: Edmond Terakopian

As 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the London Bombings, I entered the image again to remind us all of the horrendous events of that black day and in memory of all who perished and in celebration of all the bravery shown by the survivors and those in the emergency services who went to their aid.

A woman prays for the souls of those who died in a Gyumri church. 10 years on from the Armenian earthquake. 6 December 1998, Gyumri, Armenia. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

A woman prays for the souls of those who died in the earthquake. 10 years on from the Armenian earthquake. 6 December 1998, Gyumri, Armenia. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

This second image is one of my favourite images; one I found in a church in northern Armenia on the day of the 10th anniversary of the earthquake. As I turned a corner and walked into this annexed room, the light just grabbed me. Seconds later this lady walked in and started to pray. My two thoughts were of how fortunate I was to witness this powerful scene and the second was I hope I expose correctly for the slide film I’m shooting.

Technical Information

The London Bombings image was shot on a  Canon 1D Mk II and Canon 300mm f2.8L IS. The Armenian image was shot on a Leica M6 and if I remember correctly, a Leica 21mm Elmarit, using Kodak Ektachrome slide film.

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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