Osvaldo Hamer (aka Ova Hamer) is an Argentine photographer who lives in Buenos Aires. He studied Architectural Design and Economics and worked for many years as a Production Manager in a television company. He went into photography a few years ago and developed a passion for it.
His work is primarily a result of a fascination for the environments that are often overlooked in everyday life. Ova uses his photography as a means in which to turn locations from the 'ordinary', into the significant and beautiful.
Ova got aknowledgments in the following competitions: 2011 Sony World Photography Awards (Commended / People), 2010 Syngenta Photo Prize (Judges´ Top Selection), 2010 IPA- International Photography Awards (Honorable Mention / Industrial), 2010 PX3 / Prix de la Photographie Paris (People´s Choice Awards / 2nd Place / Still Life), 2010 - 4th Photography Masters Cup (3rd Place/ Silhouette), 2009 Sony World Photography Awards (Top 10 Finalist / Architecture), 2009 WPGA - The World Wide Photography Gala Awards (Honorable Mention / Landscapes and Cityscapes), 2009 IPA- International Photography Awards (Honorable Mention / Fine Art- Abstract), 29th Annual Spring Photography Contest Photographer´s Forum Magazine (Honorable Mention), 2009 American Express / Buenos Aires Photo Contest (1st Prize), 2009 International Aperture Awards (Bronze Award / Landscapes) among others.-