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 »

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 »

The Card

May 18, 2010 § 1 Comment

Back of photo request card used by the Photographic & Video Services at Oslo University Hospital.

In my world the photo request card reigns supreme. This simple, green on white, 15×10 cm card is the source of oh so much confusion.
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Superpowers

March 24, 2010 § 3 Comments

A lot of people think I’m in the business of radiography (photo credit). I tell them I work as a photographer at a hospital and they only hear “grapher” and “hospital”. “So, you’re taking x-rays and stuff?”. No.

Medical photography is a very small speciality and most people don’t know we exist. Say the words “take some pictures” to a patient and she might get the wrong idea. Not everyone takes this long to realize, though. « Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking the Ice

May 14, 2009 § 4 Comments

Icebreaker

I usually meet a patient for the first time when I show up to take some photos or shoot a video. The doctor or nurses treating the patient will have informed the patient and asked for his or her permission. But although they have agreed, most patients are a bit nervous of a camera (and yet another person in scrubs) entering into their hospital life. By the time I arrive, ice have formed. « Read the rest of this entry »

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