Wedding photographer Cristiano Ostinelli, was awarded 2nd place for photo 1658391 in the Weather category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Cristiano Ostinelli, a Italy wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.
- Here’s a moment where every element adds to the other. Sometimes a moment, the exact timing of the shutter’s anxious drop, is all that an image requires. (eg: Bob Jackson of the Dallas Times Herald and his iconic image of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald) But others are dependent on different layers doing their part. In this case, the spray of water, the sheen of the street, and its angular out-of-focus lines point us to the primary subject. Even the shape and size of the car matters because it perfectly fits the profile of the bride and groom as they are spirited away. We can only hope their marriage is as blessed as the image, where all works together for one.