Lateral Distractions

September 29, 2016 § 2 Comments

Photos by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

It can be difficult to get good lateral (profile) clinical photos of children , especially small ones. Both the photographer and the studio strobes are much more interesting than a parent snapping her fingers. So you have to come up with some distractions to get the child facing in the right direction. Here are two solutions we have found to work well. « Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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.

Aspiring Surgeon

March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

My three-year-old daughter wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. The question is: Would anyone trust her?

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