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15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Successes

An Honourable Mention & Seven Nominations

Happy to share some pleasant news from the 15th B&W Spider Awards. The judges have kindly given a Fashion Category Honourable Mention to my backstage photograph, taken at Joshua Kane‘s fantastically creative Mythical Creatures fashion show.

Honourable Mention in Fashion. Model Seraphina Westcott gets makeup applied for her role as “The Pegasus”. Behind the scenes at Mythical Creatures, a fashion show by British designer Joshua Kane. Wardrobe, hair and makeup. The Royal Exchange, London, UK. November 08, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1 and a Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4 lens.

From the 6,378 entries, from 69 countries, these seven images were also nominated in their categories too.

Nominee in People. Italian Alpine (Mountain Troop) soldiers at the top of Kronplatz mountain. Plan de Corones, South Tyrolean Mountains and Dolomites, Italy. July 20, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
Nominee in Photojournalism. Wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial khachkar (a carved Armenian Stone Cross memorial sculpture) took place after a remembrance service and prayer of intercession, to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of April 24th, 1915, when 1.5 Million Armenians were massacred by the Ottoman Empire. A member of the clergy swings a censer (a type of thurible) of incense. The usual wreath laying ceremony at The Cenotaph, attended by hundreds, was cancelled this year due to the COVID 19 lockdown and instead took place on church grounds. St. Yeghiche Armenian Church, Cranley Gardens, South Kensington, London, UK. April 24, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1 and Lumix S Pro 16-35mm f4.0 lens.
Nominee in People. (L-R) Rebekah Jones (as The Grand Duchess) and Jessica Cale (as Susan) getting ready in the dressing room. Bernstein and Berkeley Double Bill by the Royal College of Music Opera Studio. Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, UK. July 01, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix G9 and Leica DG 10-25mm Vario-Summilux lens.
Nominee in Portrait. Eunsley Park, award-winning British, South Korean violinist, with a Lorenzo Storioni violin, from the 1800s (from the Beare’s International Violin Society). Walkway by a construction site, Ealing, London, UK. July 29, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1 and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
Nominee in Portrait. Fashion designer and independent British luxury brand, Joshua Kane, in his flagship store at 68 Great Portland Street, London, UK. July 23, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8.
Nominee in Sport. The horses are cooled down with water after the match. King Power Gold Cup polo match between Emlor and Murus Sanctus. Cowdray Park Polo Club, Ambersham & Brooks Field Grounds, Selham, West Sussex. July 10, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
Nominee in Sport. Members of Team GB Fencing and other athletes training at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre, 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London, UK. November 05, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian. Shot on a Lumix S1R and Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4 lens.

All the photographs were naturally shot in raw format. These Lumix RW2 files (from the S1, S1R and G9) were then edited, captioned and processed in Adobe Lightroom. The monochrome conversions were then finished in Exposure Software‘s Exposure X5.

Amateur Photographer Magazine

Cover Photo

Along with most photographers I know, both professional colleagues or enthusiast shooters, the first photography magazine I looked at (back in 1986) was Amateur Photographer. It’s the one thing most photographers in the UK have in common.

I was fortunate that I turned my passion into my career and have covered a plethora of assignments, both here in the UK and internationally. My work has been published in practically every major publication around the world, from newspapers to quality news magazines.

Cover photo by Edmond Terakopian. Amateur Photographer, February 04, 2017.

I’ve made the cover of quite a few of these publications too. However, in over 30 years of photography, over 26 years of which have been as a photojournalist and commercial photographer, I have never managed to get the cover of my first magazine; Amateur Photographer!

So, to say I’m thrilled to have my first is a bit of an understatement! Although completely happy to work in the studio or location with artificial lights (be they flash or continuous, for photography or video), my passion is to shoot with available light, and I often dial up the ISO to let me work with the light available to me. This week’s issue is all about shooting with high ISOs, so when Geoff Harris (the deputy editor) contacted me on the off chance that I may have a cover photo at high ISO, I jumped at the chance and started searching through my Adobe Lightroom libraries. I found the perfect image in my 2015 library.

The image chosen, was made on one of my “one to one bespoke” photography workshops, about portraiture and lighting. It was shot with available light using a Lastolite deflector (to bounce back the light onto the model’s face) on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. ISO 1600, f3.2 at 1/320th shutter speed. The model was the fabulous Sonia Yasmin Ali.

Sonia Yasmin Ali and Edmond Terakopian

When the model you’re working with really likes your camera! Sonia Yasmin Ali and Edmond Terakopian, after a portrait workshop. London. March 04, 2015. Photo: ©Jeremy Peters / http://www.jeremypeters.photography

 

Huge thanks to the brilliant team at Amateur Photographer for putting together a great magazine; one which my colleagues and I regularly read. The issue is in the shops now and also available for online purchase.

Sonia Yasmin Ali

Another photograph from the session. Portrait of Sonia Yasmin Ali. London. March 04, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Behind The Scenes With Cherryduck Productions

New Look’s Autumn / Winter 2013 Video

It’s fascinating working on a big production; New Look‘s Autumn / Winter 2013 video shoot by Cherryduck was just that. With military precision yet the grace of a ballet, the amazing crew at Cherryduck crafted scene after scene of gorgeous visuals. Having seen some of the rushes on location, I was in awe of the work.

My assignment on this shoot was BTS photographer; Behind The Scenes. In the previous post I showed some of the imagery created for the video but with this post I’d like to share the crew at work, crafting the imagery.

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden and DOP Rebecca Gower. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden and DOP Rebecca Gower. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

DOP Peter Emery. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

DOP Peter Emery. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

L-R: Director Rebecca Gower and Kim Knight from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

L-R: Director Rebecca Gower and Kim Knight from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

James Vellacott and Kim Knight from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

James Vellacott and Kim Knight from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Kim Knight , James Vellacott, director Rebecca Gower and DOP Peter Emery from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Kim Knight , James Vellacott, director Rebecca Gower and DOP Peter Emery from Cherryduck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Director Rebecca Gower, surrounded by the models, all have a look at the latest take on a field monitor. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Director Rebecca Gower, surrounded by the models, all have a look at the latest take on a field monitor. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Producer Cherelle Murrain and James Vellacott from Cheery Duck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Producer Cherelle Murrain and James Vellacott from Cheery Duck. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models Lizzie Bowden (navy jumper) and Leanne Pollock. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models Lizzie Bowden (navy jumper) and Leanne Pollock. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries relaxing during a break for lunch. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries relaxing during a break for lunch. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

DOP Peter Emery and models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

DOP Peter Emery and models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Edmond Terakopian photographing the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Edmond Terakopian photographing the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Edmond Terakopian photographing Sophie Harries for the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Edmond Terakopian photographing Sophie Harries for the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Edmond Terakopian photographing the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Edmond Terakopian photographing the New Look video shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©James Vellacott

Here’s the fabulous video made by the Cherryduck team photographed above:

New Look Photoshoot

Autumn / Winter 2013

Several months ago I was involved as a BTS (Behind The Scenes) photographer for my friends at Cherryduck Productions as they shot the video for New Look’s Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. Here are some of the images from the shoot showing the new collection.

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Lizzie Bowden. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

L-R: Models Lizzie Bowden, Leanne Pollock and Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

L-R: Models Lizzie Bowden, Leanne Pollock and Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Leanne Pollock. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Leanne Pollock. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Model Sophie Harries. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Models (L-R) Lizzie Bowden, Sophie Harries and Leanne Pollock relax by a bonfire. New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

New Look behind the scenes shoot of their Autumn / Winter 2013 collection advertising film by Cherry Duck. Walnuts Farm, Old Heathfield, East Sussex, UK. August 22, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian