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

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Medical Photographer, 1978

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Medical Photography Section, University of Oslo © All rights reserved.

Browsing through some old hospital newsletters, I found an article on cesarean sections and noticed a photographer in one of the photos. Being a photography section we typically don’t have many photos of ourselves at work, so I dived into our negative archive in hope of locating the shoot. « Read the rest of this entry »

How To NOT Use a Medical Photo

January 31, 2012 § 7 Comments

This is the official poster for the the 19th Workshop of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). What on earth were they thinking? « Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Blood Donors of the Sea

January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

While shooting lab photos at the University of Oslo’s Department of Medical Biochemistry, I came across this little guy – an atlantic horseshoe crab kept in a desiccator. What was this odd-looking sea creature doing in a hospital research lab? « Read the rest of this entry »

Collage

December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photos by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A collage of some of my photos, used on the University of Oslo Medical Photography Section’s new website (Norwegian).

Happy new year!

Fotografie in der Medizin

October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Another day, another interesting find in the storage room rubble. The brochure “LEICA – Fotografie in der Medizin” (Photography in Medicine) was published by Leitz in 1961 (I think). « Read the rest of this entry »

Astronaut’s Photography Manual

September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have an interest both in spaceflight and Hasselblads, so I was very excited when I found that Hasselblad has made their 1984 NASA Astronaut’s Photography Manual available to the public.

As a guidebook for the NASA Photography Training Program, it not only describes the operation of the Hasselblad 500 EL/M cameras used on the U. S. Space Shuttle but is also a concise manual on photography to assist astronauts in creating the best possible space photographs.

Hasselblad cameras have performed with precision on every manned space flight since 1962 and undoubtedly future missions will continue to yield those awe-inspiring and beautiful images from space – a priceless pictorial legacy for future generations.

A lot of the info applies to all photography, but I love that all the examples are taken from space shuttle travel.

Mugshots

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections. Public domain.

If you ever got your picture taken in school you will know that photographers who shoot people tend to stick with a set of jokes and phrases they know will get the photos they need every time. Wedding photographers know how to get the look they need from their couples and us medical photographers know how to make our patients relax. Did I say the jokes work every time? Well, almost. « Read the rest of this entry »

Award-Winning Medical Photographer David Bishop

September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

Check out this video where medical photographer and winner of the 2011 Wellcome Images Special Award, David Bishop, talks about his work at the UCL Medical School and the story behind his beautiful award-winning photo.

You can see all the 2011 award winners here.

Is the Tide Changing?

September 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Robert Peinert © All rights reserved.

Guest post by Robert Peinert

Over the last several years, as I continue to do research for various projects, I’ve read about a growing number of Medical Photography Departments that are shutting their doors or changing their focus. Private hospitals, public community-based hospitals, and even several university-based hospitals have closed their photography and media departments in recent years. Costs and hospital/departmental needs are among the top reasons, however a more reoccurring reason is the growth of technology.

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