March 30, 2010 § 4 Comments
March 24, 2010 § 3 Comments
A lot of people think I’m in the business of radiography (photo credit). I tell them I work as a photographer at a hospital and they only hear “grapher” and “hospital”. “So, you’re taking x-rays and stuff?”. No.
Medical photography is a very small speciality and most people don’t know we exist. Say the words “take some pictures” to a patient and she might get the wrong idea. Not everyone takes this long to realize, though. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2010 § 15 Comments
In October 2008 I visited the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, where William Hunter’s great book of obstetrics was on display. Published in 1774, The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus did much to advance the understanding of human pregnancy. The book contains 34 copper engravings. 31 of these magnificent medical illustrations were made by a mysterious man called Jan van Rymsdyk. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
I promised I would post photos here now and then, after I shut down my 365 project. This first one goes out to Tokyomas, who’s been nagging me about taking pictures of food. I had an assignment today with the hospital’s main kitchen to shoot some photos from a new cantina in the coronary care unit. They wanted the hospital food to look delicious, of course. Enjoy.
March 6, 2010 § 3 Comments
There are a a few diagnoses that we take a standardized set of photos for, regardless of the individual patient. These sets provide the best photos of the diagnosis and assures consistency of documentation. One of these diagnoses is Deformatio Nasi or crooked nose. I don’t know if it’s because the photos are predetermined, but we always just call these patients “a nose”. « Read the rest of this entry »