Gold Award – Barclays and Speak Media
Photographer and film maker Edmond Terakopian after a video shoot in the Barclays building in Canary Wharf. Barclays, 1 Churchill Place, London. Photo: David Sandison
Very happy to share that the team at Speak Media have won the Digital Impact Awards Best Corporate Website gold award for their work for Barclays. I’m thrilled to be part of this multi award-winning team and been fortunate to help with his project with shooting various videos for Barclays’ award winning website. It’s been a joy to work with such a talented group of people.
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Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. November 25, 2016. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian
Delighted to share that Smithsonian.com has chosen my image from the current production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at the Royal College of Music as their Photo Of The Day.
It is indeed an honour to have an image selected from their 357,869 photographs, spanning 236 countries. The photograph was made backstage as part of my ongoing personal project “Life Between The Scenes” which explores the moments backstage as performers get ready before going on stage.
It was made using an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and a Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 Nokton m43 lens.
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I’ve received my customary annual rejection email from the judges of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. However, nice to see the prize is slowly warming up to my work:
“However, I did want to let you know that your photograph(s) did make it through to the second round of judging which included around 346 images. This year we had a total of 4,303 prints submitted into the competition from 1,842 photographers so the competition was very strong.”, Keeley Carter, Exhibitions Manager.
Roll on next year! As is customary, I’d like to share my entry images with you.
Dancer Faye Stoeser (on left). 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
Freelance stage crew member Joe Meyer helps collect a sky backdrop as it is lowered. Technicians begin rigging up the lighting for Britten’s Albert Herring at the Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre, Prince Consort Road, London. June 10, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Polly Leech (who plays Florence Pike) backstage, waiting for her cue. Full company, stage and piano rehearsals. Albert Herring. Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London. June 17, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Edward, the thoughtful superhero. July 19, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Elvis dressed as Iron Man shows his strength as he breaks a twig at his older brother’s birthday party. Roxbourne Park, Ruislip. April 03, 2016. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
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
For the technically minded, the three backstage colour images were shot on Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras with Olympus M.Zuiko lenses, apart from the backstage shot featuring balloons, which was with a Voigtlander Nokton f0.95 lens. The colour batman portrait was shot on an Olympus PEN E-P5.
The two black and white images were shot on a Leica Monochrom (M246) with Leica lenses.
All editing and processing was done on Adobe Lightroom. The colour images were finished in Alienskin Exposure X and the monochrome images were finished in Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.
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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.
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Nominee In Wildlife Category
A murmuration of starlings at dusk, just after the sunset at the beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. March 10, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
Happy to share one of my images was nominated by the judges of the 9th International Color Awards in Los Angeles.
It didn’t go on to win, but it’s nice to know out of the 5,678 entries, it achieved a nomination.
It was shot on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8PRO lens. The raw image was then processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Alienskin Exposure 7.
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UKPEG VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Thrilled to share some great news! Honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards for my short film, Taxi Driver. The highly-acclaimed UK Picture Editors Guild Awards competition is distinctive in that panel of judges consists only of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers, and international photo agencies, assessing the thousands of entries from professional photographers from throughout the media.
I’d like to congratulate all my fellow finalists and look forward to seeing you all on the award’s ceremony.
The short film is a look at a day in the life of a London black cab driver. It was shot on a pair of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras and a selection of M.Zuiko lenses. Full details here.
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