Le Point.fr Published Surgical Photography

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Here is another surgical image that I took in Paris, France. I studied photography at the Speos Paris Photographic Institute (Which I’ll tell you more about in a later blog). My background is in the medical industry so when I took a year off to “Eat, Pray, Love” my experience involved moving to Paris and photography. (Among other things – wine, cafe crèmes, champagne, wonderful food, fabulous people, were some of the other things.) While I was there, I met many of my surgeon contacts / friends and had access into the operating rooms. The image in this photo was taken on a quadruple by-pass. I was in the OR for almost 7 hours which was only a portion of the surgery. I was so amazed at the intensity of the OR team over that much time. Such an amazing team. Again, I am honored to have the Le Point.fr chose this photo for their story. Thank you!

PS: For the translation of La greffe pour lutter contre le déficit de la Sécu I believe it means The transplant to fight against the deficit of the Sécu (Stéphane, I hope I got that right! I’m trying to brush up on my French for my next trip to Europe.)

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TIME Magazine Published Surgical Photography

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I love photographing in the operating room.  To be around a team that is dedicated to saving the patient is just incredible. But to then capture photos of very special moments is something that I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to do.  I promise I’ll post a blog and tell you more about what’s involved. For now, I just found a photo of mine that was posted as the headline image in TIME Magazine that I wanted to share.  This was a very touching case involving a 6 month baby photographed in Paris, France. I am truly honored that they chose this image to highlight their story. Thank you!


Behind Closed Doors – Surgical Photography

About 12 years ago I started photographing in the operating room and now have the opportunity to photograph numerous surgeries worldwide. My background is in the medical industry so when I first started studying photography, I thought it would be interesting to take my camera into a world that very few people see.  I have always wanted these images to the bring awareness to these amazing people who are dedicated to saving lives. This image was taken in Paris France and it highlights orthopedic surgery and the orange cast was obtained via an orange filter. (I only use the natural light when I photograph in the OR) I will be posting images from many different types of surgical images from around the world and share my stories. In addition an upcoming blog will take you into the OR and describe the different aspects that are involved.  Get your booties on! Continue reading “Behind Closed Doors – Surgical Photography”