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International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition
International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of One Shot: One World competition. 
Ramin Deravian was Awarded an Honorable Mention in One Shot: One World Competition – One World – People category for the winning entry “Mindima Widows.”
ABOUT Winner:
Ramin Deravian is a fashion and portrait photographer. Ramin was born in Rome, Italy where at a young age he was introduced to a great variety of artistic styles and cultures. Currently based out of Toronto, Canada, Ramin works as a full time professional photographer serving the fashion, advertising and commercial markets worldwide. More of Ramins work can be seen at Contact:
International Photography Awards competitions, receive nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.
Contact: Ramin Deravian:
IPA Contact
Linda Dzhema
Director, International Photography Awards 

Winner, International Photography Awards, New York

I have come to find out that I am the Honourable Mention Winner, IPA (International Photography Awards, New York) in the Professional Category of One Shot One World competition. Entry title: “Mindima Widows” Image Link:

Mindima widows wearing strands of beads which are removed over time as the widows mourns the dead. (Mount Hagen, PNG)

Here is the Seal I received:

And here is the photograph I shot on film:

CHECKMATE – The Short Fashion Film

I shot and directed Checkmate for the Christopher Bates Spring 2014 Campaign. This film was premiered on the runway at the World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto.

Shooting the Christopher Bates Spring 2014 Campaign

Here are some images I shot for the Christopher Bates Spring 2014 Campaign at The Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. Some very cool moments in cool places! Thank you all who took part of this!

Photographer: Ramin Deravian
Label: Christopher Bates Spring 2014 Campaign
Stylist: Kirsten Reader ( Judy Inc)
Hair and Makeup: Victoria Fedosoff-D’Onofrio
Models: Jarret Allan & Chelcie ( Elite Model Management Toronto)
Photo and Film Assistants: Julia Mercuriano & Gaetano Tiano
Special thanks to TRUMP International Hotel, Toronto & Mercedes-Benz Canada

Cinemagraph of the day

Story links: 1 and 2

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