June 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
Yesterday can serve as a good example of the varied work of a medical photographer.
- …photographed a doctor for a Russian visa application.
- …helped finalize a PhD thesis for printing.
- …photographed a baby with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).
- …prepared some X-rays for journal publication.
- …photographed a professor who received a medal of merit.
- …photographed a boy with tinea capitis.
- …photographed the children’s mascot Rasmus dressed up as a patient in the pediatric intensive care unit.
June 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
The BioCommunications Association (BCA) have introduced a new and exciting feature on their website, called Learn from the Experts. They have picked ten different photos from ten different photographers in the life sciences, that you can hear the story behind and read about the techniques involved to accomplish the shot. Both interesting and instructive!
While you’re over at the BCA, be sure to also check out the winners of the 2013 BioImages contest.
The BCA is a great place to learn and share experiences and techniques with colleagues, so if you’re a medical/biological photographer or illustrator, you should definitely consider joining!
May 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
In the video above curator Jeff L. Rosenheim talks about some of the highlights of the exhibition.
Also check out my post on the use of mirrors in civil war medical photographs.
April 19, 2013 § 1 Comment
This photo is one of my absolute favorites. An accomplishment in both composition, lighting and planning it is a hidden gem of industrial photography. Hidden because it wasn’t published until 2009. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 9, 2012 § 4 Comments
Rasmus has been in and out of the hospital for as long as I can remember. He’s kind of large for a rodent, he doesn’t say much, but he’s a likable fellow. For the last three years I have photographed him in all around the hospital, but the doctors don’t seem to find out what’s wrong with him. He’s had blood tests, bone scintigraphy and a PET-scan. He’s had a cardiac catheterization and high-dose chemotherapy. A few months ago he even underwent craniofacial surgery. What’s even worse is he’ll probably have to go through a bunch of other procedures in the years to come, and no one will get any wiser.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Rasmus (“mus” means mouse in Norwegian) is Oslo University Hospital’s mascot for children, and the star of numerous info leaflets, I’d be really worried.
To see larger photos with captions, go to my Flickr page.
April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
2 cm candy brain specimen shot on a double glass plate.
April 19, 2012 § 2 Comments
There are not many published textbooks on the subject of medical photography, and no comprehensive books have been published after the digital revolution. That doesn’t mean the books that do exist are all outdated. Here are four textbooks we keep at our department and from time to time consult on different matters. Although dated, the books all offer relevant information on positioning of patients, best lighting practices for various conditions and ethical considerations. « Read the rest of this entry »