How To NOT Use a Medical Photo

January 31, 2012 § 7 Comments

This is the official poster for the the 19th Workshop of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). What on earth were they thinking? « Read the rest of this entry »

Collage

December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photos by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

A collage of some of my photos, used on the University of Oslo Medical Photography Section’s new website (Norwegian).

Happy new year!

Fotografie in der Medizin

October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Another day, another interesting find in the storage room rubble. The brochure “LEICA – Fotografie in der Medizin” (Photography in Medicine) was published by Leitz in 1961 (I think). « Read the rest of this entry »

Mugshots

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections. Public domain.

If you ever got your picture taken in school you will know that photographers who shoot people tend to stick with a set of jokes and phrases they know will get the photos they need every time. Wedding photographers know how to get the look they need from their couples and us medical photographers know how to make our patients relax. Did I say the jokes work every time? Well, almost. « Read the rest of this entry »

Award-Winning Medical Photographer David Bishop

September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

Check out this video where medical photographer and winner of the 2011 Wellcome Images Special Award, David Bishop, talks about his work at the UCL Medical School and the story behind his beautiful award-winning photo.

You can see all the 2011 award winners here.

Is the Tide Changing?

September 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Robert Peinert © All rights reserved.

Guest post by Robert Peinert

Over the last several years, as I continue to do research for various projects, I’ve read about a growing number of Medical Photography Departments that are shutting their doors or changing their focus. Private hospitals, public community-based hospitals, and even several university-based hospitals have closed their photography and media departments in recent years. Costs and hospital/departmental needs are among the top reasons, however a more reoccurring reason is the growth of technology.

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Exposure 2011

May 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved. Click for larger version.

Last week I attended the Nordic Light International Photo Festival in the beautiful coastal town of Kristiansund. A part of the festival was the biannual Exposure Photo Competition (“Eksponering” in Norwegian) of the Institutional Photographers Association (IFF).

I’m very happy to announce that I won the Medical Photography category with the photo above, titled “Botox Injection in Colostoma”.

You can see all the winners and honourable mentions from Exposure 2011 here.

BioImages 2011

March 10, 2011 § 2 Comments

If you’re a medical or scientific photographer you should definitely consider submitting your best work to BioImages, an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine.

BioImages is sponsored by the BioCommunications Association (BCA) and online submissions are accepted until March 22.

Read more about the competition here, and go here to submit your work.

Mirror of the Body

February 8, 2011 § 5 Comments

“Man with Shoulder Amputation, 1874, James Robinson, D.D.S., Dublin” © The Burns Archive. Used with kind permission.

Ever since seeing this fascinating photo of a man with a shoulder amputation on the cover of Scope Magazine, I have been interested in the use of mirrors in vintage clinical photographs. Using a mirror to reflect another view of a body part or wound was common in the mid-nineteenth century. « Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Illustration Dept, 1980s

January 13, 2011 § 2 Comments

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While browsing the Wellcome Images collection I came across these photos showing the various activities of a mid 1980’s Medical Illustration departement. Most likely at the Charing Cross Hospital, the researchers at Wellcome tell me.

It’s interesting to see that even though the technology has changed a lot, the tasks are still much the same: clinical and specimen photography, video production, graphic design and presentation support.

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