The Surgical Photography Ladder

March 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

The pictures above and the following text are taken from the article “Aufgaben und Probleme der medizinischen Photographie” (Tasks and problems in medical photography) by Wolfgang Müller and Waldemar Wirth. The article was published in two parts in the February and April 1967 issues of Visum – Das medizinische Bildjournal (Visum – the medical visual journal). « Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Publication: A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

The paper “A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography”, authored by myself and professor Håvard E. Danielsen has been published in the current issue (Vol. 35, No. 1) of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

This is my first journal publication, so I’m very pleased to see it in print!

The online version of the paper can be found here (requires subscription). If you do not have institutional access or a subscription and would like to read the paper, please contact me and request a copy.

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We describe the design, construction and evaluation of a custom-made camera support to gain better access for recording videos of open surgery.

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

View large slideshow on Flickr

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