Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009 § 1 Comment

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The Sterile Eye wishes everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year, with this photo of a christmas celebration at Innherred Hospital, Norway cirka 1920 (photo credit).

Surgical Self-filming

December 23, 2009 § 1 Comment

My sister’s father-in-law is a retired corporate photographer. The last time I met him he told me this crazy story about a guy he used to work with. This guy used to be a videographer, and when he recently was going to have a total hip replacement, he decided he was going to film the operation – himself (photo credit)! « Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Like Butterfly Wings

December 21, 2009 § 8 Comments

Illustration by Neil Duerden.

I have done a lot of photo work in the skin ward the last weeks, and have encountered a lot of conditions I’ve never heard of before. One of the most horrible and strange is epidermolysis bullosa or EB. « Read the rest of this entry »

Vintage Stuff Part 1: SEI Exposure Photometer

December 17, 2009 § 20 Comments

The SEI Exposure Photometer with leather bag. Click to enlarge. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

The cupboards and shelves at the Photographic & Video Services, my new job,  are filled with old photo equipment, collected throughout the department’s history. In this new post series I’m going to pull some of the more interesting items into the strobe light. The first item is the SEI Exposure Photometer, a truly remarkable vintage gadget. « Read the rest of this entry »

Kids Love Buttons

December 7, 2009 § 3 Comments


One of the most fun and challenging parts of my new job is photographing infants. I used to only work with cancer, and few children, so shooting toddlers with less serious conditions is a very positive experience. Even though the kids themselves are not always that positive (photo credit). « Read the rest of this entry »

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