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Oscar Romagnoli Won an Original Wet Plate by Ian Ruhter

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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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!

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Last Week to Enter Our Ian Ruhter Wet Plate Giveaway Contest!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Ok everybody, this is the last week of our Ian Ruhter wet plate giveaway contest! Have you submitted your image yet? If not, click here to learn what you need to do to get a chance to win!

Next week we will present the four finalists that Ian and we have picked. But the final decision will be yours, as you will be able to vote for your favorite on the contest page once the finalists have  been published.

Also, a round of applause for Nick Bartam, Claudia Moreno, Ramon Gellida, John Quintero, Wesley Schaefer, Martijn van Oers, Gourav Roy, Fabrice Giraud, Edouard Saillard and Jan Fialkowski who submitted these wonderful images on the theme of light.

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Here Are Another Ten Submissions in our Ian Ruhter Wet Plate Giveaway Contest!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Our Ian Ruhter wet plate giveaway contest closes in less than two weeks now! Have you submitted your image yet? If not, click here to learn what you need to do to get a chance to win!

We would also like to take this opportunity to share yet another ten (five in each category) submissions that have been sent to us. This time we have the honor of showing striking images by Carly Blackman, Paul Heran, Christopher Getts, Anil Bolukbas, Savannah Gordon, Jackie Buyck, Felix Bernier, Brandon Falls, Joe Black and Erik Willygis.

Think you can top that?

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Only Three Weeks Left of Our Ian Ruhter Wet Plate Giveaway Contest!

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Our Ian Ruhter wet plate giveaway contest closes in less than three weeks. Have you submitted your image yet? If not, click here to learn what you need to do to get a chance to win!

Those of you who are already familiar with the contest and the original wet plate that you can win would perhaps like to see how the latter was created? If so, click play.

Also, click on the “more” button for a number of final images and behind-the-scenes images.

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Here Are Ten Submissions in our Wet Plate Giveaway Contest

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Two weeks ago we asked you guys to send us images on the theme of “light”. In return we promised to give away an original wet plate and three signed prints from Ian Ruhter’s immensely popular Silver & Light series.

The contest is open until September 1, but as the submissions have already started to pour in, we thought it would be nice to share a couple of them with you. Hopefully they will inspire you to pick up the torch and send us your own submission.

Click here for a selection of submissions. There is ten of them – five in each category.

If you have not yet sent us your submission, click here to learn what you need to get a chance to win your very own wet plate by Ian Ruhter. Read More