January 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
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
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.
July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
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.
Two Kids in Hospital
October 18, 2010 § 1 Comment
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 »
Run in the Hills
June 16, 2010 § 2 Comments
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 »
How to Say Goodbye
February 14, 2010 § 4 Comments
In my new job I have a lot more contact with patients than before. Patients not asleep, that is. Although this is an aspect of the job I really enjoy, it presents several new problems. How to say goodbye to a patient with a chronic disease, for example. « Read the rest of this entry »
Be Quick or Be Dead
January 22, 2010 § 2 Comments
I’m used to being an annoyance. In my previous job I was working on a project where we should document all kinds of cancer treatment, from biopsies to surgery. We would decide that we needed to make a video of some operation, and then had to go find a surgeon who would agree to take me along. We always found one, but they didn’t always come easy. « Read the rest of this entry »
The Patient and the Photographer
October 6, 2009 § 1 Comment
Patients are people – people with problems. They are often in pain and usually apprehensive. To them, the medical photographer is someone who, once more, submits them to an institutional routine. He takes their pictures, with part or all of their clothing removed, to show what is usually an embarrassing condition or deformity. Again, indispensable as photography is in the teaching and advancing of medicine, it does not present to the patient the same direct benefit as a radiograph or a blood test.
H. Lou Gibson, Medical photography; clinical-ultraviolet-infrared (1973). (photo credit)