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8th Annual International Color Awards

Nominee In The People Category

Somehow managed to miss this completely! One of my images, titled Street Style, reached the position of nominee in the people category of the International Color Awards announced in April 2015.

Banksy style graffiti (not an original Banksy) in Broadwick Street, Soho, London. July 22, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Banksy style graffiti (not an original Banksy) in Broadwick Street, Soho, London. July 22, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The image was shot on a Leica M9 and processed in Adobe Lightroom. The image was then finished in Alienskin Exposure 6.

A Wonderful Experience

“Good Energy”

"Embellished Abundance" was directed by Nella Turkki and Muti Musafiri; a short creation with young dancers from London, was part of the J'Agura event by Muti Musafiri and the South Bank Centre Youth Club. London. August 28, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

“Embellished Abundance” was directed by Nella Turkki and Muti Musafiri; a short creation with young dancers from London, was part of the J’Agura event by Muti Musafiri and the South Bank Centre Youth Club. London. August 28, 2015. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Had a wonderfully enriching experience; love it when life brings unexpected joys such as this. After collecting my failed entry into the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize on Friday, I was driving straight home. Something made me change my mind as I was drawn to the South Bank, for absolutely no solid reason, other than a feeling.

Camera in hand, I began wondering around and in a short time stumbled across an amazing group of dancers performing amongst the public, along the Queens Walk on the South Bank. They were superb. I approached them afterwards to find out some details and was told they were just practicing ahead of their proper performance later in the evening. So, naturally I hung around.

Ahead of the performance, the group got together in a circle to mentally prepare. I was watching this from outside, contemplating a photograph when voices called out. A few of the dancers called out for me to join in the circle as I had a “good energy”! How very wonderful! Such a gift to get magical experiences like this. The performance was wonderful, made lovely images and ended in such great conversations with the dancers. Just fabulous 🙂

On a technical note, the image was made with a Leica Monochrom (Type 246) and a Leica 35mm FLE Summilux, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Amateur Photographer Magazine

A Tribute To Leica; Double Page Interview

Amateur Photographer magazine's Leica tribute issue, containing a double page spread interview on my "Love Your Job" photograph. July 18, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Amateur Photographer magazine’s Leica tribute issue, containing a double page spread interview on my “Love Your Job” photograph. July 18, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

It’s always nice to be featured in magazines and this week’s Amateur Photographer magazine (June 19, 2014) has a double page spread about my “Love Your Job” photograph. Fittingly, as the issue is a tribute to Leica’s 100th anniversary, the image was made on my Leica M9.

DataColor Webinar Recording

Reportage & Street Photography

For those who couldn’t join in live on my webinar earlier this week, courtesy of DataColor, here’s a recording of the webinar. It lacks the Q&A which went on for around 30 minutes after, so feel free to post questions here instead.

Fotoura International Street Photography Awards 2014

Commended; Black & White

Happy to share that one of my images, “Love Your Job”, was Commended by judges in the Fotoura ISPA 2014, in the black and white section. Congratulations to all the other photographers who were commended and naturally to the winners too.

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Fotoura Street Photo Of The Year 2014

My Entry; Your Vote Is Appreciated

Apologies as I need ask for your help again. Sadly another competition with a public vote! Still, if you like my photograph “Love Your Job”, your vote would be hugely appreciated. Above the shot, on the left is the “Vote For This As The Winner”.

TO VIEW & VOTE FOR “LOVE YOUR JOB”

Many, many thanks 🙂

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Winning Image In PPOTY Competition

First Place, Street Photography

Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his image, Love Your Job, which won the Street Photography category of the Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) competition, 2013. Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. November 21, 2013. Photo: Kevin Mullins | www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk

Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his image, Love Your Job, which won the Street Photography category of the Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) competition, 2013. Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. November 21, 2013. Photo: Kevin Mullins | www.kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job: A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Absolutely delighted to announce that my image, Love Your Job, has been voted as the winner of the Street Photography category in the Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 competition. Truly great news. Also very happy for my short film Solitude to have made the top four in the short movie category and for my news image from an anti war demo to have made the top 20 of the news section.

PPOTY 2013 Logo

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Drinks reception at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Drinks reception at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Talks at the Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013. Talks at the Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

L-R: Rebecca Stead (Art Editor, PP), photographer Edmond Terakopian and Kate Hopewell-Smith (columnist, PP) Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013 awards ceremony at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

L-R: Rebecca Stead (Art Editor, PP), photographer Edmond Terakopian and Kate Hopewell-Smith (columnist, PP) Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) 2013 awards ceremony at Manor by the Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: © Noel Hibbert | www.professionalphotographer.co.uk

Many congratulations to all the winners and huge thanks to all the judges and Professional Photographer magazine.

The winning image, Love Your Job, was shot on a Leica M9 using a Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH lens. The image was processed using Apple’s Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Professional Photographer magazine has produced this wonderful digital edition covering the competition, including all the finalists as well as winners’ work. Look out also for my shortlisted entries into the short movie and news categories.

On a related note to this picture & news, I’d like to share some extremely kind words from the DPreview Forum:

“Wow, just wow!

Sometimes I enter the Leica forum to see street photography, and I keep asking myself if the HCB (Henri Cartier Bresson) style is somehow possible nowadays.

What I mean, is that in the classical HCB work, people would dress differently, the streets were different, and the whole mood of society felt different in almost everything those days.

So I ask myself, in today’s iPhone generation, when everything is disposable and lacks charm, when streets are almost Blade Runner like, when people itself do not evoke thoughts anymore, is there any way to bring back that HCB charming style to today’s street photography?

Your award winning shot just answered: a sound YES.

Your magnificent shot is exactly what I imagine HCB would do today.

The mood, the message, the dynamics, the composition, the elements combined in a perfect storm (no pun intended).

No doubt it’s an award winning shot.

It glows with quality, lots and lots of it.

Thanks for sharing this master piece.”

Marcio Napoli

www.marcionapoli.com