All in a Day’s Work

June 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Yesterday can serve as a good example of the varied work of a medical photographer.

Yesterday I…

  • …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.

Medical Photographer, 1978

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Medical Photography Section, University of Oslo © All rights reserved.

Browsing through some old hospital newsletters, I found an article on cesarean sections and noticed a photographer in one of the photos. Being a photography section we typically don’t have many photos of ourselves at work, so I dived into our negative archive in hope of locating the shoot. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Other Side of the Lens

October 11, 2010 § 5 Comments

Photo by Robert Peinert © All rights reserved.

Guest post by Robert Peinert

For the past two years, I worked as a medical photographer and videographer during my graduate studies. While I primarily worked for a general surgery department, I often found myself documenting orthopedic and neurosurgical cases as well, in part due to my boss’ involvement with these other departments. Because of my background – mother was a nurse, father is an orthopedic surgeon – I have spent some time in and around operating rooms and surgeons’ clinics, allowing me to become familiar with the general instruments and supplies used in any case. Because of this, while photographing or filming, I would be often asked to grab something – usually gauze or sterile towels, etc….you know, the simple, everyday stuff. « Read the rest of this entry »


June 30, 2010 § 10 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the header image this week. In the old one I was holding a video camera, but as I do mostly still photography these days, I’m now sporting a DSLR.

Here’s my self-portrait in full color glory.


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 »

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