Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

Bookmark and Share
Profoto Oscar Romagnoli man made light Lima 600x394 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

It has been almost three months since we first announced our Ian Ruhter Original Wet Plate contest. But today we present the winner.

On July 2, we announced that we would give away an original wet plate plus three signed prints by Ian Ruhter to those who send us the most awe-inspiring images on the theme of light. On September 3, we presented the four finalists that we picked together with Ian Ruhter and his director Lane Power. Then it was time to vote.

Today, we present the winner. His name is Oscar Romagnoli, he lives in Buenos Aires, and his powerful portrait is named after the woman it depicts: Mariana.

“Mariana is a friend of mine,” says Oscar. “She works in a bicycle store. One day I heard day that she’d been involved in a serious accident. She had apparently been hit by a van while she was riding her bike. It really shocked me. To me Mariana had always been the kind of person that never goes through a bad moment. She is a super quiet and intelligent person, and I was just struck by the realization of how our lives can totally change in a second!!

“Soon after that, another friend of mine invited me to participate in a photographic exhibition of disabilities. I immediately thought of Mariana and asked he if she wanted to do this together. She agreed, and for the next six month we documented Mariana’s recovery. I believe this helped Mariana accept her new body a little more. She is getting better, little by little. She can now walk pretty good.

“My hope is that this image will help and encourage people in a situation similar to Marian’s. For the rest of us, perhaps it can be a reminder of how fragile yet valuable life is?”

 

Below are a few more shots from Oscar’s project with Marian. You will find even more at his website.

We would also like to once again say thanks to Oscar, the other finalists who will get signed prints sent to them, and all you who participated. This was a lot of fun!

 

Mariana2392 600x917 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

Mariana2393 600x400 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

Mariana2396 600x400 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

Mariana2397 600x898 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

Mariana2400 600x898 Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

©Oscar Romagnoli

Tags: , ,

Trackback from your site.

Comments (8)

  • François Lemaire

    |

    Nice photographic and HUMAN job.When photos are coming from heart.Congratulations to Oscar and I wish a LOT of courage to Mariana.
    François(from Belgium)

    Reply

  • Julio Aponte

    |

    Worked as a Rehabilitaion Counsellor for 30 years. Congrats to Oscar
    for a Job well done. Best wishes for Mariana on her recovery.

    Reply

  • François Lemaire

    |

    Mariana,never forget that “UN CORAZON ARGENTINO NUNCA DEJA DE PALPITAR”!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  • Oscar

    |

    Thanks a lot for your comments, Francois and Julio, his words are of enormous help to the recovery of Mariana, best regards!

    Reply

  • diego

    |

    My congratulations to Oscar for the great shots and best of wishes for fast recovery to Mariana.

    Regards,
    Diego

    Reply

    • Oscar

      |

      Muchas gracias Diego!

      Reply

  • marilina zarate maximo bertucci

    |

    Hermosa foto Oscar! en este Mundo en Crisis, plasma la tremenda “carga” que muchas mujeres sufren en sus vidas….

    Reply

  • Oscar

    |

    Muchas gracias Marilina!! Mariana se esta recuperando, disculpa la demora para responderte!!! saludos

    Reply

Leave a comment