Norway 22-7-11

July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Today, one week after the tragedies in Oslo and at Utøya, we went to the city center to lay down roses in front of Oslo cathedral in memory of those who died.

We were abroad when terror struck, and the city we left was not the same we returned to. But it was not a deserted, frightened place. It was full of flowers and people in silent contemplation.

Please consider signing the official book of condolence.

Summer of Love?

July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

"Sisters". Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved. Click for larger version.

I’ll spend most of the summer away from internet connections, so there won’t be any posts for some weeks. Looking forward to spend long summer days with my two daughters, but as always the big question is: will this be a summer of sisterly love or hate? Have a good one :)

Expired Instants

July 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

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Photos by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

In July work tends to be less busy than the rest of the year, and there’s time to finish larger projects, test new equipment and tidy up the storage room. While doing just that, I came across a large batch of expired instant film in one of our fridges. I had seen them before, but now I had time to see if they still worked. « Read the rest of this entry »

Alone in the Blood Bank

July 9, 2011 § 6 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Last Friday night at a quarter to midnight, the blood bank called me and asked if I could donate blood the next morning. Fresh blood was needed for a critically ill child, I had the right blood type and I was scheduled to donate on Monday anyway. So Saturday morning I put my four-year-old daughter in the car and turned up at the blood bank at 07:45. « Read the rest of this entry »

BioImages 2011 Winners

July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Check out the winners of this year’s BioImages competition, showcasing the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine.

I was especially impressed by two images, Bryan Wood’s “Mitral Valve Repair” in the series category and Phil Snow’s “Eye See” in the portrait category. Go here to see them.

You can also view the entire BioImages Salon displayed at the BioCommunications Association’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ in June. I had two photos accepted for display: “Squamous Cell Carcinoma” and “Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen”. Enjoy!

Photographer Shoots His Own Surgery

July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo by Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker ©.

Photographer Charles McQuillan has won the 2011 BT Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year for his photographs of his own heart surgery. Suddenly diagnosed with coronary artery disease at the age of 39, McQuillan decided to shoot his subsequent operation to busy his mind and cope with the situation. « Read the rest of this entry »

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