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Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2016

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.

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.

Nominee In The Photography Masters Cup

6th Annual Photography Masters Cup

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A 1935 Ford Pickup truck parked in the NT (National Theatre) underground car park. London. May 07, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian 2012

A 1935 Ford Pickup truck parked in the NT (National Theatre) underground car park. London. May 07, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian 2012

I’m delighted to share this good news! Whilst on assignment on London’s South Bank I came across this gorgeous old Ford pickup truck and couldn’t resist photographing it; very happy that I did! The rusty pipes and concrete really added to the feel of the image as did the single overhead light. The image was shot on my Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH (FLE).


LOS ANGELES (February 19th, 2013) – Professional photographer Edmond Terakopian of the UK was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Americana at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of one of the industry’s most important events for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Edmond Terakopian’s “Old Ford Pickup Truck”, an exceptional image entered in the Americana category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. http://www.photomasterscup.com.