The Sterile Eye

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Medical photographer Øystein Horgmo’s day consists of a variety of tasks.

“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.” (click here for full blog post)  

Sterile Eye journals behind Horgmo’s lens at a hospital. I might add that he also writes about life. One post described his process of photographing children with deformities. In few words, Horgmo eased the atmosphere.

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Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

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Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

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Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

According to Duke University Medical Center, there are some 20,000 biomedical photographers. However,average salary is about $18,000. Who knew that medical photography is an actual occupation and one that greatly benefits the health care community?

The Chicago Tribune wrote an interesting article on medical photographers. here

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As shown in the above picture, Øystein Horgmo’s flickr displays more work. here

~cat

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