Sanctuary

January 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Photo by Kathy Phillips, U.S. National Archives. Public domain.

A young father bottle-fed his 15-day-old son in our waiting room. The son had a rare syndrome and the bottle was fitted to his condition. Milk was spilling out. The father kept on feeding, talking to his son and wiping his chin. « Read the rest of this entry »

Black and White

November 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A nurse talked to the family outside the room while I photographed the little girl they had just lost.

In black and white.

The teddy bear she had her arm around wore a t-shirt with a picture of her.

She had hair in that color picture.

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.

A Picture Before Dying

December 19, 2010 § 5 Comments

“Intensive Care”. Painting by Joseph Dwaihy and Sara Dykstra.

An unusual request from the intensive care unit. Could I take some last photos of a patient before they switched off his life support? « Read the rest of this entry »

Two Kids in Hospital

October 18, 2010 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A hospital stay can be an adventure and it can be a nightmare. This is the story of two kids from the skin ward I photographed the other day. « Read the rest of this entry »

White Scrubs Only

July 5, 2010 § 4 Comments

"Green scrubs only". Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A man was sitting on a bench outside the hospital, chatting with a friend in the warm summer sun. He was wearing green scrubs, green shoes, surgical cap and a mask around his neck.

Although it’s explicitly stated in the hospital’s infection prevention guidelines that it’s forbidden to wear green scrubs outside the operating ward, it’s a common sight in the cafeteria, outpatient clinics and hallways. Even outside in the sun. Why? « Read the rest of this entry »

Run in the Hills

June 16, 2010 § 2 Comments

Dirt roads in the Nordmarka forest outside Oslo. Photo by Olav Engen.

On Saturday I ran my first marathon. I’ve run a couple of half marathons before, but now was the time to go full length. « Read the rest of this entry »

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