The Sterile Eye on Flickr

August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing all that much this year. The pace will hopefully pick up some time soon. In the meantime I have stepped up my photo sharing. Head over to my Flickr photostream to see lots of new and old photos. And although I look forward to writing more again, writing about music photography is a bit like dancing about architecture.

Wilhelm

July 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Wilhelm, a set on Flickr.

This is a photo series I shot of Wilhelm, a Norwegian Romani. The photos were taken in 2011 outside Oslo prison, where he was locked up for some time as a youth.

A strong and wise man.

The photos were taken for a project called Romanimanus rakrar avri! – The Romani People’s Own Stories.

All in a Day’s Work

June 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Yesterday can serve as a good example of the varied work of a medical photographer.

Yesterday I…

  • …photographed a doctor for a Russian visa application.
  • …helped finalize a PhD thesis for printing.
  • …photographed a baby with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).
  • …prepared some X-rays for journal publication.
  • …photographed a professor who received a medal of merit.
  • …photographed a boy with tinea capitis.
  • …photographed the children’s mascot Rasmus dressed up as a patient in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Learn from the Experts

June 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Photo collage from www.bca.org

Photo collage from http://www.bca.org

The BioCommunications Association (BCA) have introduced a new and exciting feature on their website, called Learn from the Experts. They have picked ten different photos from ten different photographers in the life sciences, that you can hear the story behind and read about the techniques involved to accomplish the shot. Both interesting and instructive!

While you’re over at the BCA, be sure to also check out the winners of the 2013 BioImages contest.

The BCA is a great place to learn and share experiences and techniques with colleagues, so if you’re a medical/biological photographer or illustrator, you should definitely consider joining!

Photography and the American Civil War

May 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York has an ongoing exhibition of more than two hundred photographs from the American Civil War, including a number of medical photographs.

In the video above curator Jeff L. Rosenheim talks about some of the highlights of the exhibition.

You can see 51 of the photographs on the MET website here, and 6 medical photographs here. CBS has made an interesting report on the exhibition.

Also check out my post on the use of mirrors in civil war medical photographs.

Hidden Gem, Hidden Photographer

April 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

Photo: Hank Walker, LIFE Magazine, 1957.

This photo is one of my absolute favorites. An accomplishment in both composition, lighting and planning it is a hidden gem of industrial photography. Hidden because it wasn’t published until 2009. « Read the rest of this entry »

Rasmus – The Medical Enigma

October 9, 2012 § 4 Comments

Rasmus has been in and out of the hospital for as long as I can remember. He’s kind of large for a rodent, he doesn’t say much, but he’s a likable fellow. For the last three years I have photographed him in all around the hospital, but the doctors don’t seem to find out what’s wrong with him. He’s had blood tests, bone scintigraphy and a PET-scan. He’s had a cardiac catheterization and high-dose chemotherapy. A few months ago he even underwent craniofacial surgery. What’s even worse is he’ll probably have to go through a bunch of other procedures in the years to come, and no one will get any wiser.

If it wasn’t for the fact that Rasmus (“mus” means mouse in Norwegian) is Oslo University Hospital’s mascot for children, and the star of numerous info leaflets, I’d be really worried.

To see larger photos with captions, go to my Flickr page.

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