July 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
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
Yesterday can serve as a good example of the varied work of a medical photographer.
- …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
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!
Toys, Glitter and Guts
May 31, 2013 § Leave a comment
Start the weekend with this funny (and a bit disgusting) video by Ze Frank.
There’s a lot that’s wrong with poor teddy. The surgeon goes through all the toys, glitter and guts inside him to make him a healthy bear again.
Hat tip to Street Anatomy.
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
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 »
Help Fund Medicine’s Dark Secrets
March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Dr. Lindsay Fitzharris, medical historian and author of the brilliant Chirurgeon’s Apprentice blog, is launching a campaign to raise money to produce a documentary called “Medicine’s Dark Secrets”.
In the documentary she will delve into anatomical specimen collections, so important to the development of modern surgery, in an effort to find out who all these specimens came from. Who were these people?
If you, like me, love medical history, head over to the Indiegogo campaign pages and donate! There are lots of goodies waiting for you depending on the amount you choose to donate, and if you donate before March 9th you’ll even enter a draw.
December 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Merry christmas and a happy new year to all the reader’s of The Sterile Eye. I haven’t found the time to post as much as previous years in 2012, but I hope I have brought you some things of interest.
One major event in 2012 was that all the cancer surgery videos I made for Oncolex finally became available in English. You can find them all here.
Cardiac Surgery Night
December 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Two heart surgery procedures – one open, one closed – in their entirety. This is the full-length feature the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) offered their viewers last week. And it turned out be a night of public education on the complexities of surgery. « Read the rest of this entry »
How Life Feels to People with EB
November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
I recently came across this awareness campaign about the congenital disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) that blew me away. By making small changes to glossy photos of everyday objects, the advertising agency Lowe GGK really makes you feel the harsh reality for people with this disease. I think the images with the slide and the swing are the most disturbing.
Check out all the images in the series and read more about EB over at Debra International.