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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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Here Are the Four Finalists in our Ian Ruhter Wet Plate Contest

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Contest

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Profoto Ian Ruhter contest finalists2 Here Are the Four Finalists in our Ian Ruhter Wet Plate Contest

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.

Now, the contest is closed and we have together with Ian picked four finalists.

So, a round of applause for Oscar Romagnoli, Michael Comeau, Martijn van Oers and Hendre Louw!

For your information, the process worked like this:

  • Ian picked ten favorites, his director Lane Powers picked ten and we picked ten.
  • We then checked which ones got the most votes and ended up with our four finalists.

The next thing to do is for you to vote for your favorite. You got until September 22 to vote.

Click here to vote for your favorite.

The one who ends up with the most votes gets the original wet plate. The other three gets a signed print of their choice.

The result will be presented on October 7.

Larger versions of the images are available below.

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