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The Taylor Wessing Portrait Award 2014

My Six Portraits

It’s that time of year (well, a few weeks ago now!) when the Taylor Wessing Portrait Award shortlist is announced and sadly, I didn’t make the shortlist. However, friends ask to see the images I entered, so thought to share them far and wide.

The good news though is that several colleagues have been selected and for the first time in years, I’m really looking forward to the exhibition and the announcement of the winning image.

Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London SE1.  Gordon Ramsay at the restaurant.  August 30, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Cafe, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London SE1. Gordon Ramsay at the restaurant. August 30, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Magnum photographer René Burri at his book signing in the Photographers' Gallery book shop, Ramillies Street, London. April 24, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Magnum photographer René Burri at his book signing in the Photographers’ Gallery book shop, Ramillies Street, London. April 24, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Portrait of a model. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Test Shot with the Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens.  Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Ireland. September 10, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Portrait of a model. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Test Shot with the Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens. Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Ireland. September 10, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A portrait of former MP and Minister Tony McNulty, who is hoping to stand again as an MP.. London.  September 20, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A portrait of former MP and Minister Tony McNulty, who is hoping to stand again as an MP.. London. September 20, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator. www.andreafeczko.com), on Santa Monica beach. LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator. http://www.andreafeczko.com), on Santa Monica beach. LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Harrow and Wembley Society of Model Engineers, Roxbourne Park Railway, Field End Road, Ruislip, Middlesex. A driver waits for passengers on his locomotive. April 02, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Harrow and Wembley Society of Model Engineers, Roxbourne Park Railway, Field End Road, Ruislip, Middlesex. A driver waits for passengers on his locomotive. April 02, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Do you have a favourite image? Would love to know your thoughts!

Driven Creativity 2013 Shortlist

Portrait Makes Shortlist In

Professional Photography Category

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A portrait of Maya, Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver, Slough, Buckinghamshire. October 24, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Two pieces of good news in one day (shortlist of PPOTY)! Have just been told that my photograph, A Portrait Of Maya, has made the shortlist  of 15 images chosen by public vote in G-Tech’s Driven Creativity Competition 2013.

I’d like to thank everyone who voted for the image. Lets all keep our fingers crossed for the judging, the results of which will be announced on November 15th.

Congratulations on all the other creatives for making the shortlist and for G-Technology Europe for their support of the arts. Big thanks to Maya and again, for everyone who voted. I really appreciate it 🙂

Driven Creativity Shortlist 2013

Mark Of Excellence

I Shot It Competition

René Burri. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

René Burri. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Very happy to share that my portrait of legendary Magnum Photos photographer René Burri has been awarded a Mark Of Excellence by the judges of the I Shot It competition.

The judges commented, “Great style and a portrait ‘in motion’ that might be one of the best of the person. Simple and informal, yet very formal and iconic. Who wants to be photographed in a studio if you can get a photo like this by simply sitting down for a moment?”.

Platon

Power Through Portrait

An absolutely fascinating presentation by Platon about his portraits of the planet’s leaders; those in power. Naturally this covers the politicians but goes much further, covering the tech leaders and finishes with the leaders of the Egyptian revolution. Very inspiring work and interesting stories about the portraits.

Photographer Platon Reveals Power Through Portrait from WIRED on FORA.tv

René Burri

Magnum Photos Photographer

Magnum photographer René Burri at his book signing in the Photographers' Gallery book shop, Ramillies Street, London. April 24, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Magnum photographer René Burri at his book signing in the Photographers’ Gallery book shop, Ramillies Street, London. April 24, 2013. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

I always enjoy meeting photographers’ whose work I’ve admired for decades; whose images I’ve grown up with and have helped form my interest in photography and further my understanding of it. It’s even a bigger joy when the person in question turns out to be a wonderful person. I’m thankful to say René Burri certainly fits the bill (as did Sebastião Salgado recently).

I attended a book signing of René Burri’s new book, Impossible Reminiscences at the Photographers’ Gallery book shop. I must admit, at first look, it was not what I was expecting. I hadn’t seen this side of the work and it’s absolutely fascinating. A combination of great reportage, street photography, social commentary in a quirky way (well before Martin Parr made it trendy), in colour, all published in one beautiful book. It’s well worth checking out. Whilst there I also took advantage and got a copy of René Burri Photographs which is just wonderful; filled with the images he is perhaps best known for. A title worth having for any photographer.

The evening concluded with a fascinating talk about various images and assignments, focusing mainly on the new book and the imagery within. Very enjoyable and interesting indeed!