June 30, 2010 § 10 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the header image this week. In the old one I was holding a video camera, but as I do mostly still photography these days, I’m now sporting a DSLR.

Here’s my self-portrait in full color glory.

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§ 10 Responses to Self-portrait

  • Vijay says:

    Looks good Øystein. Would look better if you’d discarded the mask.

  • Tokyomas says:

    Don’t you spend more time in front of the computer now than with a camera in your hands? or walking through corridors? if so, this photo would be just as misleading as well…

    • Øystein says:

      In my old job I spent 20% of the time shooting and 80% editing. Now it’s 50/50. So even though a portrait in front of the computer would be awesome…this is just as “correct” ;)

  • absurdoldbird says:

    Nice eyebrow, nice ear, nice hands, nice camera.


  • Rob says:

    Nice self (environmental, even) portrait!

    Let me know if you hospital ever needs to hire an additional med photog – I’d love to opportunity to work along side you, given all I’ve seen you produce.

    • Øystein says:

      Thanks! Yes, kind of environmental, but shot in the studio using self-timer. Shot with a blown-out background as it was shot for the blog header.

  • Mikael Juel says:

    Hi Øystein
    I live in Copenhagen, studying nursing bachelor science but have always – since I first saw the magnificent univers of our insides – framed by Lennart Nilsson – been interested in medical photography. So please tell me, how did you get into this field? Can you give me any advice on how to move on further with this passionate interest of mine? As far as I can tell there is now great tradition on this subject in Denmark as in Britain and America.


    • Øystein says:

      Hi Mikael!

      Sorry for the late reply. I actually also started out going to nursing school, but dropped out after one year to study videography. I wrote a post a while ago about how I ended up working as a medical photographer. Read it here.

      Your absolutely right that the greatest tradition of clinical photography is in the US and UK. A recent survey by the Norwegian Institutional Photographer’s Association showed that 12 people worked part- or full time with medical photography in Norway. Some places in the UK, that can be the number of photographers in one hospital alone.

      There’s no formal education in any of the Nordic countries that i know of. Most of my colleagues started out by completing an apprenticeship in photography. Several universities in the UK offer courses in clinical photography.

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