Making a Tintype

March 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

A year back I wrote a post on the use of mirrors in vintage medical photos, with most examples from the American Civil War. The common photographic technique of that time was the tintype photograph. Check out this video from the George Eastman House to see how the process was done.

A Week at the University of Oslo

March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week the photo exhibition UiO – En uke (UiO – One Week) opened at the Sverdrup Gallery in Oslo.

The university celebrated its 200th anniversary last year. Twelve of the institution’s photographers from several different faculties decided to document work and celebration during the main anniversary week in September.

I photographed different activities at my institute, the Institute of Clinical Medicine, and seven of those photos have ended up on the walls of the gallery, together with fifty-three others from museums, campus life and other institutes.

If you are in Oslo, the exhibition is open until April 27.

View photo set on Flickr

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Medical Photographer, 1978

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Medical Photography Section, University of Oslo © All rights reserved.

Browsing through some old hospital newsletters, I found an article on cesarean sections and noticed a photographer in one of the photos. Being a photography section we typically don’t have many photos of ourselves at work, so I dived into our negative archive in hope of locating the shoot. « Read the rest of this entry »

How To NOT Use a Medical Photo

January 31, 2012 § 7 Comments

This is the official poster for the the 19th Workshop of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). What on earth were they thinking? « Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Blood Donors of the Sea

January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

While shooting lab photos at the University of Oslo’s Department of Medical Biochemistry, I came across this little guy – an atlantic horseshoe crab kept in a desiccator. What was this odd-looking sea creature doing in a hospital research lab? « Read the rest of this entry »


December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photos by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A collage of some of my photos, used on the University of Oslo Medical Photography Section’s new website (Norwegian).

Happy new year!

Fotografie in der Medizin

October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Another day, another interesting find in the storage room rubble. The brochure “LEICA – Fotografie in der Medizin” (Photography in Medicine) was published by Leitz in 1961 (I think). « Read the rest of this entry »

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