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
The image was shot on a Leica M9 and processed in Adobe Lightroom. The image was then finished in Alienskin Exposure 6.
“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.
Posted in Leica, Photography
Tagged daily life, dance, energy, J'Agura, leica, life, M246, monochrom, Muti Musafiri, Nella Turkki, south bank, South Bank Centre, South Bank Centre Youth Club, spiritual, street photography, type 246, youth
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
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.
Posted in Interview, News, Photography, Pictures
Tagged amateur photographer, Amateur Photographer magazine, article, edmond terakopian, interview, leica, love your job, magazine, street photography, Tribute To Leica
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.
Posted in calibration, colour, Computers and Software, education, Photography, Pictures, viewpoint, workshop
Tagged af, calibration, datacolor, elite, lenscal, photography, presentation, reportage, seminar, spyder, spyder 4, street photography, talk, webinar, workflow
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
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
Posted in competition, Leica, Photography, Pictures
Tagged competition, contest, daily life, Fotoura Street Photo Of The Year 2014, leica, m9, public vote, street photography